Daily Heights sat down (asynchronously) with the merry pranksters behind 2012landgrabs.net, originators of the "NYC20$12Billion" fake advertising campaign. Please read the exclusive interview.
The Olympics will bring us prestige, glory, post-9/11 rebirth, flowers and kittens. Why do you hate our freedoms?
The Freedom to be kicked around by a latter-day Robert Moses and a
CEO-mayor is a freedom we can all do without.
Who are you/you guys? Only graphic designers would post EPS files
for download. Bingo.
Are you buying any "official" advertising space, or is this purely a stealth campaign?
NYC2012 and Danny D grabbed all the ad space. Otherwise we’d be above ground.
Be honest. Some of those examples on the "spoofs" page are photoshops, right?
Honesty counts. Yes. But do you have any idea what it takes to get the New York Times interested? It takes Photoshop! Seriously.
Why 2012landgrabs.net? Aren’t you afraid the IOC or Bloomberg (or me) will grab the 2012landgrabs.com domain and dilute your message?
That is a very good question. ".net" is of the people. ".com" is of the board room. Having said that, I’ll race you to register.com.
Do you think New York has a chance of getting the Olympics in 2012?
What do people of New York actually think of the Olympic bid, anyway?
I think they could care less. Honestly. Though if the Olympic Rings could be draped in construction-site orange, well then, maybe.
Have you seen any polls or anything?
63% are in favor, down from 67% in June. Supposedly Bush won Ohio too. But 57% or so are against the West Side Stadium. Those numbers might seem contradictory on their face, but New Yorkers realize that the Stadium is a sure way to kill any chances the City has to win the Olympic Bid.
What’s the best method for affixing these signs to a flat surface–keeping in mind, of course, that one won’t be vandalizing, or affixing the sign to a surface that one has no permission to affix something to?
Wheatpaste works. Many copy shops can print on stickers. Or one can buy Avery letter-size labels. That works well. A flat, smooth surface is best.
Why should people of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn care about all this?
The Ratner arena and the massive amount of shit that goes with it is a scam land grab. The Olympics are being used to slam it down your throat. Resistance is mandatory.
It is every New Yorker’s duty to download the EPS files, learn how to use Illustrator, print the files and affix everywhere and anywhere.