Big billboard company goes small with ads on SF sidewalk screens

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“As if screens weren’t already ubiquitous enough, a new generation of TV-size digital billboards has quietly become part of downtown San Francisco’s streetscape. Clear Channel Outdoor, a Texas company responsible for many highway-side billboards, is installing a network of...

Press Release: Muni Art 2018

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“SFMTA, San Francisco Beautiful, Supervisor Fewer Kick-off Muni Art 2018” Read Press Release

Meet The Muni Art 2018 Artists

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We are excited to introduce the Muni Art 2018 artists. View their interviews below, and keep an eye out for their artwork in Muni buses January 2018.   Donavon Brutus – Seven by Siete by 七 by Pito by Bảy by семь by Sept This series of geometric illustrations was...

SF might replace Parisian toilets, kiosks

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“The San Francisco Arts Commission has approved a plan to replace the 25 public toilets and 114 advertising kiosks around the city. The Art Nouveau structures, dolled up in forest green and gold, could be replaced by contemporary, streamlined structures by JCDecaux.”...

Arts Commission OKs New Design For Public Toilets, Ad Kiosks

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“Twenty-five green-and-gold public toilets and 114 advertising kiosks across San Francisco could be replaced next year. Installed 20 years ago, the Art Nouveau structures will be updated with modern “street furnishings,” reported John King in The Chronicle.”...

Toilet tempest: SF eyes replacing Paris-style commodes, kiosks

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“Everywhere you look, there’s fresh evidence that today’s San Francisco is being torn in two directions — between embracing the here and now and wishing we could turn back the clock. The latest case study? Those Parisian-flavored public toilets and advertising kiosks that...

Pricey Retro Streetlights Coming to Van Ness Avenue In November

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“The on-again, off-again lights inspired by ca. 1915 street design are back on again, after being nixed by the SFMTA and the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission. Matier & Ross reported in the Sunday Chronicle that more than 300 faux-historic, retro street...

Retro-look Van Ness streetlights back in plan, but purists take dim view

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“Responding to pressure from neighborhood groups and the Board of Supervisors, San Francisco officials have agreed to spend an extra $6.5 million to install 350 faux-historic streetlights on the redone Van Ness Avenue. The streetlights, which will cost $18,500 each to make...

Public Transit is About to Get Prettier

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“While Muni is not usually the subject of positive and exciting hubbub, the art world should take note. The Muni Art Project, now in its third year, has begun its voting process to select which Bay Area artists will get the opportunity to have their artwork featured inside...

Video For Good | SF Beautiful

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“In this episode I speak with SF Beautiful’s Executive Director Darcy Brown and Communications Manager Peter Clarke about how they are using video and social media to increase awareness of their mission and programs…” Read More