Delete Button Street Ads and Keyboard Bags: Turning Up Everywhere

Delete Button Street Ads and Keyboard Bags: Turning Up Everywhere

Range Govindan
May 4, 2009

It's funny to see how ubiquitous keyboards have become. We see them everywhere. They are the fastest way to enter data into a computer. For the time being, they will remain that way, since using your voice has never really worked well with electronics. Plus, just thinking about things doesn't make them appear on your computer screen. It's been proven that some touch-typists actually type faster than they can think. This isn't actually true. They can type faster than compose text in their heads, which ends up being almost the same thing.

This isn't just some random art that was found in NYC, there is actually a story behind this so called ad. Jordan Seiler of Public Ad Campaign did some research and found that many of the billboards around NYC are illegal. He decided to propose an alternate use of this space and organized the New York Street Advertising Takeover, which is comprised of a network of citizens set out to transform these spaces into works of art. NYSAT started work on the 25 of April of this year, whitewashing the unlicensed NPA billboards. Over 80 artists joined in and converted over 126 billboards of varying size. One of the most notable is Ji Lee's giant "delete" button, an option that we'd like to have for most billboards. You can see more images of the billboards over at the NYSAT's flickr page.

From billboards to purses, keyboards are appearing everywhere. If you are in the market for a unique bag, look no further than etsy. It's quickly becoming the go-to marketplace for unusual customized items. The Capow bag features a keyboard and will look geeky-cool no matter where you are. These bags will set you back $12 to $20. Cheap, unique, and handmade. Could it be any better? [via Coolhunting, photos by NYSAT, and Technabob]

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