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Are Highway Billboards Becoming the New Home of High Art?

Advocacy groups turn interstates into galleries.
This article originally appeared in ADWEEK’s ADFREEK blog.
Advertisers may dominate the lion’s share of America’s billboards, but roadside signs seem to be an increasingly popular medium for artists, as well.

A number of billboard installations have been popping up around the country, reports The New York […]

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Statistics & Probabilities, Oh My!

Recently, I stumbled across the following note from my daughter’s math teacher:
Dear Parents,
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be studying Statistics and Probability. One of the goals for this unit is to make connections between the math curriculum and real world applications. I am asking you as parents, […]

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Sutton’s Law

The famous criminal Willie Sutton was once asked why he robbed banks, and his response was simple, eloquent, and humorous:
“Because that’s where the money is.”
Now I have been told that Sutton never really said this. Instead, it was created by a journalist who was willing to bend the truth to […]

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Charts, Graphs & Other Forms of Visual Torture

I used to work with a guy on the account side that would spend countless hours preparing Power Point presentations stuffed with charts & graphs that were basically monuments to his outdated skill set and relevance. Shoe shopping with my wife was infinitely more pleasurable than enduring client meetings these […]