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Tuesday, January 20, 2021

super-supergraphicsThose giant vinyl advertising wraps known as supergraphics are appearing on buildings all over LA, to the consternation of tenants inside said buildings, who say the exterior makeover is negatively impacting their businesses.

And at 6380 Wilshire Blvd., the firm known as Recon Research Corp. filed a lawsuit against its landlord last week, saying a 10-story supergraphic installed over the Christmas break transformed its office from a “conservative, prestigious environment into one that is crass and commercial.”

The supergraphic sign “has changed the character of the office property and its outward appearance such as to make it no longer suitable for the purpose for which it was leased,” wrote Alan Harris, the lawyer for Recon.

Along with aesthetic concerns, others argue about the potential safety risks supergraphics create.

If Angelenos are this riled up over these static ad-placards, just think how pissed they’ll be when those Blade Runner-style video building-billboards start going online in the City of Angels

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 01/20/2009 11:01:23 AM
Category: Advert./Mktg., Movies, Tech
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Not much is left to say. As this post is posting, Barack Obama is being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, amid much Inauguration Day pomp and circumstance.

He’s going into the White House carrying an impossible load of expectations for economic recovery, so like any incoming Chief Executive, today is likely the peak of the good feelings to be felt during the Obama Era. Savor them for all they’re worth; tomorrow the down-and-dirty work begins.

It’ll be an interesting next four years.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 01/20/2009 10:01:53 AM
Category: Politics
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