Archive for the ‘advertising’ category

A real bus shelter looks like this:

November 15, 2009

Dear TransLink

To start, here’s a drawing of one that does it’s job, since we know you have never seen one since you let the advertising company dictate what kind of shelters we get. Please take a customer POV and build real bus shelters that protect from rain and wind. This is the type of shelter we should get for all the billions we give you.

bus shelter

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– TransLink jacks up ad spending in Canwest papers

October 30, 2009

The Straight

By Charlie Smith

TransLink may have fallen on hard times financially, but that hasn’t stopped it from pumping huge sums of money into large publishing companies this year.

Canwest Global Communications Corp. newspapers received $527,913.68 in advertising revenue from the regional transportation authority in the first eight months of this year, according to data supplied in response to a Georgia Straight freedom-of-information request. That’s more than double last year’s figure of $236,764.89, and four times TransLink’s purchase of $131,516.77 in advertising in Canwest newspapers in 2007.


– Calgary Transit rejects ad featuring naked baby

October 17, 2009

Calgary Herald

By Richard Cuthbertson

Since rising to international prominence in 1998, Australian-born Ron Mueck has developed a unique contemporary practice that extends the traditional desire in Western art to take artistic representation to the limits of realism. His extremely popular, uncannily realistic sculptures continually shock contemporary art sensibilities with the reminder that the essentials of the human condition — birth and death, love and loneliness, body and mind — are still, today, worthy subjects for art, and can be powerfully evoked through inert materials formed in our likeness, but not, exactly, like us.

Sculpture by Ron Mueck

Calgary Transit has rejected an advertisement for the Glenbow Museum that shows the giant sculpture of a naked newborn child.

The transit authority says it was a judgment call on its part and it was concerned some members of the public might be put off by the five-metre-long sculpture, in particular by the umbilical cord.

Spokeswoman Theresa Keddy said while Calgary Transit wants to support art in the city, it has to be mindful of community standards and the opinions of all Calgarians.