lithography–by Senefelder in the early nineteenth century
Posters are not simply public notices
Still, even when the information it carries concerns many people, rather than a few or just one, a public notice is not the same as a poster.
address the person not as an individual, but as an unidentified member of the body politic
modern concept of the public
members of a society are defined primarily as spectators and consumers.
A public notices aims to inform or command
A poster aims to seduce, to exhort, to sell, to educate, to convince, to appeal
A poster claims attention–at a distance. It is visually aggressive.
Posters are aggressive because they appear in the context of other posters.
competing with (and sometimes reinforcing) each other
an integral element of modern public space
public space as an arena of signs
redefinitions of the citizen and of public space
technical and aesthetic qualities
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