In modern cities advertisements are something of people’s constant companion. There are banners watching us from any building, telling us about shops, products and stuff customers just must buy. In a Polish city of Gdańsk citizens decided to fight against background noise from street ads, so the majority of such banners were removed. Was it a nice decision? Of course it was!
In Gdańsk, Poland, they started to control outdoor advertising and that’s what they’ve got
According to Mad White, during 2 years they needed to remove advertisement images set until April 2, 2018. All commercials and billboards that had been operating in the city must have been removed. As a result, about 90% of separate banners and a large number of advertisements on building facades disappeared.
The end of the two-year period of the fighting against annoying ads came in the time of Covid-19. That is the reason why some banners haven’t been taken off. However, during the 2 years, Gdańsk has been notable transformed.