First it was São Paulo and now even New York have spawned movements to replace or ban outdoor advertising. Are we entering the age of ad-free cities?
Something seemed strange. Staring out of a hotel window in São Paulo, my eye was caught by an oversized digital display crowning the top of an undersized skyscraper. Steadily flashing the time, then the temperature, the display was incongruous in a way that I couldn’t quite put my finger on.