The Beauty Of Dead Billboards

There’s something calming about seeing such a powerful ad medium gutted of its power.

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From 2011: “Yemen: People stand on a destroyed billboard during the funerals of protesters killed by security forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh.”

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From last year: Billboard in Boston destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

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2012: Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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From 2008: In Salford, England.

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From June this year: After a tornado, near Oklahoma City.

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Snapped in 2006.

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From 2009: A destroyed Natty Boh Utz Girl billboard, in Baltimore.

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From 2008: An Atlanta billboard destroyed by a tornado.

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From 2005.

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From 2011: In North Carolina after a tornado blew through.
Shot by Zach Frailey.

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Cut and removed billboard in Bristol, England, which is kind of the unofficial worldwide home of vandalized billboards.
Two examples here, scroll down, numbers 5 and 6.

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From 2006: Even when it’s done intentionally, it’s eye-catching.
Smart billboard by Denver Water.

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