Category Archives: Billboards

Bronx Disaster Billboard – Major Deegan Expressway

© Frank H. Jump

In light of the BP Oil Disaster, Hurricane Katrina, the Stock Market, this summer’s hurricane forecast, and the re-election (takeover) of Michael Bloomberg – be ready for anything!

CLICK IMAGE FOR LINK © Frank H. Jump

Sperm Donors Revisited – Harlem, NYC 2003

© Frank H. Jump 2003

© Frank H. Jump

Previously posted:

Jeans Billboard Has Newark Talking About Sex

The billboard for Akoo jeans hovers high at the corner of Market and Washington streets in Newark. - Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger

Sexually suggestive jeans billboard in Newark sends wrong message By Barry Carter/The Star-Ledger

Only one thought comes to mind when looking at the new billboard towering above downtown Newark. Okay, two. Is the young, seductive woman about to have oral sex with the young man 30 feet above a major intersection of the state’s largest city? Or have they just finished? – NJ Star Ledger

The Ritual Billboard – Stella Artois – Middletown, NY

© Frank H. Jump

Previous Stella Artois postings.

iPod Ad – Chinatown – Summer 2008

© Frank H. Jump

Canal Street © Frank H. Jump

Torino Billboards – Siouxie (former Banshee) – Italian Pension Plan

Siouxie (former Banshee) - Torino, Italy - © Frank H. Jump

Siouxie (former Banshee) - Torino, Italy - © Frank H. Jump

Italian Pension Plan Ad - Torino, Italy -  © Frank H. Jump

Italian Pension Plan Ad - Torino, Italy - © Frank H. Jump

Vacation from the Hard Sell – from Cees Picauly’s Ad Weblog

Gowanus Ad Depot – Your Ad Here

Gowanus Ad Depot
© Frank H. Jump

Post No Bills – Flim Flam Man – United Way – Queens Blvd – Elmhurst, Queens

Post No Bills

Post No Bills

Flim-Flam Man

United Way

United Way
© Frank H. Jump

United Way on Diversity & Inclusion

Sperm Donors – NYC Billboard – Harlem 2003

Sperm Donors - NYC Billboard
© Frank H. Jump

Sunday’s Feature Fade: The Despair of Port Arthur, Texas – Robert Baptista

Port Arthur, Texas is a gritty, oil refinery town best known as the place where Janis Joplin grew up. The Procter Street downtown business area has sadly faded away along with Janis’ powerful voice. I hadn’t visited downtown in years, so I went there on February 11th with my Nikon N-90 film camera and three rolls of film.

These scenes convey the despair of downtown Port Arthur – which once thrived with department stores, office buildings, hotels, restaurants and night clubs. The area comes to life once a year for Mardi Gras weekend and then returns to its vacant ambiance. In the early 1990s, elaborate murals of historic scenes were painted on building walls, but these too are disappearing due to the relentless sun and rains of southeast Texas.

But some hope of economic redevelopment is stirring. The World Trade Building on Austin Avenue, an impressive structure built in 1928 with fine architectural details, is slated for conversion to a 170 unit apartment complex. And the Hotel Batiste is being considered for an adaptive reuse such as a school. The refineries in town have announced several billion dollars of expansions which will create jobs and give the local economy a boost. The gasoline you use in New York is most likely refined here.

– Robert Baptista (www.colorantshistory.org)

Civil War Mural
Civil War Wall Mural – Racial Harmony – Pt. Arthur, TX

Civil War Mural
Civil War Mural – Robert E. Lee – Pt. Arthur TX

City Limits - Proctor Street
Port Arthur City Limits – Kress Building – Proctor Street

Coca-Cola - Proctor Street
Coca-Cola, Proctor Street

Derelict Hotel Batiste
Derelict Hotel Batiste

Golden Light Social Club
Golden Light Social Club – Houston Avenue

Derelict Golden Steer Restaurant
Derelict Golden Steer Restaurant – Houston Avenue

Derelict Hotel Sabine
Derelict Hotel Sabine – Proctor Street

Jet Taxi - Houston Avenue
Jet Taxi – Houston Avenue

Loans - Proctor Street
Loans – Proctor Street

Meat & Bait
Meat & Bait – Ripped Apart by Hurricane Rita

Reckless Driving
Reckless Driving Billboard – Proctor Street

Texaco Station - Proctor Street
Texaco Station – Proctor Street

Verna's Club - Proctor Street
Verna’s Club – Proctor Street

World Trade Bldg - 1928 - Austin Ave
World Trade Building c. 1928 – Austin Avenue

© Robert Baptista

X-ray Billboard – Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn

X-ray Billboard - Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn

X-ray Billboard - Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn

X-ray Billboard - Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn

X-ray Billboard - Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn

X-ray Billboard - Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn
© Frank H. Jump

Vincenzo pointed out this billboard on the way to Manhattan. The third and fifth images are unaltered.

X-rays were discovered by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen on November 8, 1895 – “an achievement that earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901.” – Wikipedia

Source image locations:

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2006/12/xrayhallowellAP_468x586.jpg

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41140000/jpg/_41140324_scans203x.jpg

http://vilenski.org/science/humanbody/images/xray2.jpg

Living With Art (Kitchens, Bathrooms & Beyond) – Off I-95 Oakland Park Blvd Exit – Ft. Lauderdale

Living With Art Kitchens & Bathrooms

Living With Art Kitchens & Bathrooms

Living With Art Kitchens & Bathrooms

Living With Art Kitchens & Bathrooms

Living With Art Kitchens & Bathrooms

Living With Art Kitchens & Bathrooms
© Frank H. Jump

A glass-encasement display and billboard that is beautifully lit at night off of Interstate 95 in North Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

AIDS KILLS – Under the Pulaski Skyway Approach to the Holland Tunnel – Jersey City

AIDS Kills - Billboard Under the Pulaski Skyway Approach to the Holland Tunnel - Jersey City
© Frank H. Jump

Gay Friendly Pennsylvania- post-Santorum