Friday 8 February 2008

The Land of Giant Banners

Oh good. I was just thinking we need more banners around here:

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is decorating one of the city's most famous avenues.

The BIZ will raise 55 new bright red banners today to celebrate Portage Avenue. ( * )


Unapologetic Ex-Winnipegger said...

Is there some sort of stipulation that banners must make x% of a group's budget? It seems to be the thrust of everything from Spirited Energy to all of the Biz zones' efforts.

cherenkov said...

Good question.

I really don't understand the banner fetish that we seem to have around here. Some of the banners in China Town, etc. are kind of cool, but I really don't understand what we expect the benefit to be of all this. It's not the banners that make a neighbourhood, it's the businesses and people. Do you have banners all over the place in Halifax?

Unapologetic Ex-Winnipegger said...

Funny you should mention comparisons - I'm working on a "tale of the tape" between Manitoba and Nova Scotia - things I've observed in the few months I've been here. And I can't say that banners figure into the equation...

Anonymous said...

Seems to me that an increase in large public banners should be considered as good evidence of an increase in pretentions of grandeur of despotic little figures behind them.

History shows a two good examples in Hilter and Mao.

On the other hand perhaps I should not see evil lurking behind every door. Maybe we can attribute this rise in banners to some particlarly good sales person for the banner makers.

cherenkov said...

Hmmm. You just gave me an idea to photoshop a picture of Doer giving a salute in from of a giant Spirited Energy banner! That might be in bad taste though. I should get a second opinion from somebody who has taste.

/* Google Tracker Code