In response to this, Wilf sent me links to this fascinating project where a whole street in Vienna agreed to be ‘de-lettered’ – stripped of all its textual information. The results look a very powerful critique both of advertising and the general sell-out of our public spaces.
Typographica have an interesting post and discussion about the project.
The Delete! de-lettering project by Christoph Steinbrener and Rainer Dempf is a fabulous site and has more information, plus a mock-up of what NYC might look like if de-lettered (see image above).
What a relief it would be to walk around a city without your field of vision being savaged by messages at every turn of your head.