computer error message street art
jul 02, 2012
computer error message street art


street artist jilly ballistic has plastered faux computer dialog boxes onto subway advertisements
above: ‘this tag was installed successfully’ on ‘if you see something, say something’ PSA
6th avenue and 14th street exit, L train

a new series by brooklyn-based street artist jilly ballistic plasters faux dialog boxes atop billboards and posters throughout new york subway stations.
the messages take their textual cues from the advertisement itself, offering jests against consumer culture and lowbrow films. the error messages
comprise primarily mac alerts, although one windows-style popup displays the message, ‘we’re sorry, the product you are looking for is currently
under maintenance due to a lack of quality
‘ over a coors advertisement.


‘low expectations warning’
lorimer, manhattan-bound L train


‘are you sure you want to remove this advertisement permanently? you cannot undo this action’
14th street and union square at broadway entrance, L train


‘file > move to trash’, on ‘that’s my boy’ movie poster
lorimer, manhattan-bound L train

via laughingsquid

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