De-advertising with Photoshop
September 8, 2007 2:07 PM   Subscribe

I remember seeing a really cool Photoshop project a while ago that took pictures of street scenes, removed all the text from the image, then created a second image consisting only of the removed text, with font and placement preserved. Who did it and where can I find it?
posted by bokane to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I recall a similar thing where some people took a picture of Times Square and removed all of the advertising from it. That's not what you're thinking of, is it?

Unfortunately, I can't remember where to find that thing, either.
posted by DMan at 2:11 PM on September 8, 2007

Could be part of the same thing -- I remember seeing several regular street shots -- billboards, roadsigns, etc. were cut out -- but it's been years now since I saw it, so I could just be making stuff up.
posted by bokane at 2:15 PM on September 8, 2007

Hmmm, sounds like an adbusters project. Can't be more helpful than that, tho, sorry.
posted by DenOfSizer at 2:17 PM on September 8, 2007

Is it The Untitled Project?
posted by null terminated at 2:25 PM on September 8, 2007 [3 favorites]

(and associated mefi thread)
posted by null terminated at 2:26 PM on September 8, 2007

null terminated has it.
posted by ludwig_van at 3:49 PM on September 8, 2007

In case you're interested, how to do it without Photoshop.
posted by effigy at 7:05 PM on September 8, 2007

Yes, that's it. Awesome! Thanks!
posted by bokane at 9:07 PM on September 8, 2007

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