Archive for advertising

a political ad?!

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2018 by xi'an

diesel attack

Posted in pictures, Travel with tags , , , , on October 21, 2018 by xi'an

art brut

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2018 by xi'an

tre cime de Lavaredo [jatp]

Posted in Mountains, pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2018 by xi'an

Winter sports [poster]

Posted in Mountains, pictures, Travel with tags , , , , , on March 11, 2018 by xi'an

Der Kunst ihre Freiheit [and the scare of the nude]

Posted in Books, pictures, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2018 by xi'an

A poster campaign advertising for several exhibits of modernist painters in Vienna, including major paintings by Egon Schiele, has met with astonishing censoring from the transport companies posting these advertisements. (And by Facebook, which AIs are visibly too artificial and none too intelligent to [fail to] recognise well-known works of art.) Not very surprising, given the well-known conservatism of advertising units in transportation companies, but nonetheless appalling, especially when putting these posters against the truly indecent ones advertising for, e.g., gas guzzling machines and junk food.

only in India… [jatp]

Posted in pictures, Travel with tags , , , , , , , on January 21, 2018 by xi'an

Last time I visited India, I highlighted an advertisement for a machine-learning match-making system. This time, while eating a last aloo paratha for breakfast in Kolkata, I noticed ads for Hindu temples on the back of my Air India boarding passes which are actually run by the State of Gujarat rather than the temples themselves. (Gujarat is India’s westernmost state.)