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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....

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Meet The Muni Art 2017 Artists

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Over the past few months we went out and interviewed our Muni Art 2017 winners. These short clips are a great introduction to our winning artists and their art!  ...

Rogue bike-share: Bringing chaos to our public spaces

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“Keeping our city beautiful, clean and livable for current and future generations is a fundamental tenet of civic stewardship for all San Franciscans. For the...