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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

  • was the use of the wrong font intentional or sloppy?

    gwjc says:
  • Yeah the wrong font would have really just blown people’s minds with incompetence. I bet it started fights. Serious fights, with guns and lengths of chain.

    Well spotted gwjc. Let this be a lesson to all street artists- a slightly incorrect font can make or break you.

    Shame on you Mr. Ballistic.

    jose says:
  • Probably some serious copyright issues involved.

    abwh says:
  • Actually, not to bring all of these comments full circle or anything, but I imagine that the use of the wrong font was intentional in order to avoid serious copyright issues!

    jamie says:
  • Isn’t it the iphone font?

    Stefan says:
  • Jose.
    You’re my hero.

    OmiOmiO says:
  • hehehehe. Shame on you shame on you heehhehe.

    LaMakki says:

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