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SamizData.net: 2009 in Evening Standard headlines

A fantastic post on SamizData.net: a pictorial collection of London Evening Standard news headline billboards from 2009. But, says the post’s author Brian Micklethwait, the Standard’s decision to go free in October has now changed billboard culture:

At first the guys giving it away carried on with the billboards, but I knew that this practice would soon fade away. If no money is being made in the street from these newspapers, why go to all the bother of advertising them in the street. So it is that if you click on the last picture of all, you see that where there used to be informatively alarming stories about doom and disaster, now there are only forlorn signs saying that the ES now costs nothing.

Full post at this link…

(Hat-tip: Timemachinego.com)