Walk this Way
Here’s One Thing
OOH…Here’s One Thing
My friend Bill Board, was kind enough to invite me to write a periodic #OOH column. Since I am a man of few words, I promise to keep my riffs short and focused on one thing.
Walk this Way (Aerosmith)
Suspend the Monday morning pressures for just a minute and take a walk with me as we time travel through the ages in Times Square, New York. Some people don’t realize that Times Square wasn’t always Times Square. It was only renamed that from Long Acre Square back at the turn of the 19th century when the younger upstart newspaper in town, the New York Times decided to up-do it’s more established rival, the New York Herald, which had its headquarters just down the street in Herald Square. Yes, Herald Square still exists although it’s now a distant second to Times Square, and the New York Times ended up cleaning The New York Herald’s clock. After several mergers, the New York Herald Tribune shuttering in 1966.
In any event, if you love billboard history as much as me, I think you will enjoy this walk. It’s a great little keyhole into billboards, advertising and American culture in general.
“TSQ, You’ve Come A Long Way Baby!”
A photo and narrative history of #OOH’s infamous Times Square, click here⇒ https://jfco.box.com/v/walk-this-way
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