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Lee Sonko lee at lee.org
Sat Jul 16 12:16:35 PDT 2011


Sounds awesome. I have one suggestion: use less whitespace on the billboard.
I've driven by many billboards on the Bay Bridge approach and had a near
impossible time reading the second line of print while all that whitespace
sat around looking dainty.

Lee





> > On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 3:25 AM, Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com
> > <mailto:maltman23 at hotmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     Hi Everyone,
> >     ______
> >     Anyone interested in helping get huge billboards up to promote
> >     maker/hacker culture?
> >     ____
> >     I’ve been involved with talks with The Tech Museum, MAKE: Magazine,
> >     TechShop, and Hacker Dojo about getting billboards up to promote
> >     maker/hacker culture.
> >     ____
> >     The person behind making this happen is Matt Spergel, who has some
> >     good experience in hacking the billboard system to get great
> >     coverage for cool projects.Matt managed to get a huge billboard up
> >     on I-680 to promote libraries and education for a few thousand
> >     dollars (rather than tens of thousands).The result:
> >
> http://bookable.wordpress.com/2009/07/13/worlds-largest-public-library-advertisement/
> >     and he got lots of great press for it!
> >     ____
> >     Matt’s idea now is to have 3 huge billboards to promote maker/hacker
> >     culture, with the logos for Noisebridge, Hacker Dojo, The Tech
> >     Museum, MAKE, and TechShop:
> >     ·1 street level billboard in San Jose (most likely downtown?)
> >     ·1 street level billboard in San Francisco
> >     ·and 1 kick ass billboard on the skyway in SF.
> >     The one on the skyway usually retails for $30K a month, but Matt’s
> >     contact/friend at CBS Outdoor can swing all of these for about
> >     $7,500.A mockup is attached.
> >
> >     We are $1,000 short of this goal, and I agreed to try and raise this
> >     on Noisebridge’s behalf.The other groups have already come up with
> >     the following amounts of money for this project:
> >     ·*Hacker Dojo*:$1,000
> >     ·*MAKE*:$1,500
> >     ·*TechShop*:$1,500
> >     ·*The Tech Museum*:$2,500
> >     ·*Noisebridge*:
> >     ____
> >     If a bunch of people each kick in a few dollars, we can easily come
> >     up with the $1k to make this happen.I’m starting this off by
> >     pledging $250.Anyone else in?
> >     ____
> >     You can add your pledge to the wiki I created for this:
> >     https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Billboard
> >     Or, just email me.
> >     ____
> >     The billboard campaign starts on 25-July, so we have 2 weeks to
> >     reach our goal of $1k and make these 3 billboards a reality!
> >     ____
> >     *Objectives of the campaign
> >     *1) To grow maker/hacker culture.
> >     2) To create more visibility for our organizations.
> >     3) To get more people involved who will add to maker/hacker culture
> >     4) To promote more collaboration amongst the orgs in on this
> billboard
> >
> >
> >     Please email me with any questions.
> >
> >     Thanks!
> >     Mitch.
> >     ____
> >
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