A big thank you to Adam Flanagan over at the 160 Over 90 blog who shared a link to a lovely documentary, titled Up There, about the men who hand paint billboards in New York City. The documentary was directed by Malcolm Murray and produced by Mekanism. As an aside, if you get a chance, go check out Mekanism’s home page — the random, fun, clever videos that load may inspire creativity or laughter.
For an even more in depth look into advertising, copyrighting, and creativity consider viewing the documentary Art & Copy. This documentary, directed by Doug Pray, also includes a section about a family owned billboard company — which gives you a parallel story, to that shared in Up There, into how billboard advertisements are designed, manufactured, and installed.