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See What Happens When Advertisements on City Streets Are Replaced With Solid Blocks of Color

“Outdoor advertisements are so ubiquitous in New York that they have almost started to become a part of the city’s architecture,” writes artist Kaitlin Rebesco, whose series Color Block (spotted via  Faith is Torment) replaces ad spaces in photographs with brightly colored blocks. “Residents of the city are so inundated with these messages that they hardly even seem to notice them anymore.” With the stark contrast between the black-and-white city landscape and the bright negative space covering up the billboards, one can’t help but wish the ads that surrounded us in real life were replaced with something a bit more cheerful. 

Image credit: Kaitlin Rebesco

Image credit: Kaitlin Rebesco

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