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Mmmmmmmmmm…….Armour “TREET”. Gawd, offbrand SPAM ? ? ?

Virginia Baked Ham TASTE..

Detroit Produce Terminal – this sign looks so much like the Hostess sign on Oakman Boulevard.

Heres the answer to what goes up in place of the red Pontiac ad. A YELLOW Pontiac ad.

Another building ad.

The damn Jeep ad over the Wyland mural on the Broderick Tower. Soon all of the architectural surfaces of downtown will be one continuous advert.

Some people argue that back in the day, painted ads covered many building surfaces. I guess theres something charming about these handpainted ads in retrospect, but in their time I believe they were as crass as the mylar bullshit we stare at on buildings today.

3 Responses to It Doesnt Ad Up

  • Thanks for showing the ad covering the Wyland mural. I thought that was probably one of the tackiest things I have ever seen. Glad to see Detroit shows such appreciation for art…

  • if youre interested there is a Vernor’s mural ad that was recently uncovered on the side of a blg during demo near my house (Joy & Inkster, SW corner)

    the thing must be 40 yrs old

  • Thanks for the “investigative reporting” at Campus Martius Park dF. How creative, another Pontiac ad.