10 May 2009

Enjoy Your Invisible Shit-ass Bikes


I was put onto this brilliant urban sticker campaign by a reader in Ireland. It's a couple of months old now, but brilliant none the less. JC Decaux won the contract for providing Dublin with Vélib' style city bikes, in return for fancy advertising panels around the city.

As I understand it, the lucrative advertising panels went up pretty quick but the bikes were no where to be seen. So a series of stickers started appearing around the city. I'm guessing they weren't put up by JC Decaux - that's how clever I am. Nor were they sponsored by the City of Dublin, who nevertheless got their logo on the top right.

The text above reads "JC Decaux - Give us planning permission or the kittens die."

JC Decaux - We own your fucking town.


JC Decaux - We stole your fucking bikes.

This is now the property of JC Decaux.

JC Decaux - Enjoy your invisible shit-ass bikes.

I picked up these photos in an Irish forum about the issue right here.

If any of our readers can fill us in on the subject and any developments (or lack thereof), add a comment.