Friday, 22 May 2009
No ads, no art?
My multi-talented brother in-law Alex Osman's has a cracking Blog, Rambunktion. This post directed me to Add-Art, a free and clever application, that turns internet banner advertisments into curated art. As someone with the will but without the balls to be a real adbuster, I love the idea of doing this virtually. The problem is this. Much of the art which replaces the art isn't very good, and in some cases is even more irritating - albeit without the hyperactive flickering of most internet banner ads. With their 'high production values' (is this just a euphemism for big budget?), maybe it is inevitable that ad-art produces better art than add-art.