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Time Magazine is engaged in an unusual billboard advertising stunt. On a white fabric screen hanging from the side of a building at Houston and Wooster streets in Soho, a large colorful tag has been aerosoled. The graffiti is first rate and unhurried (unlike a lot of “ups,” which are often written with hasty economy). The artist, or “writer,” is Cope2 (or “CopeII”), a well-known veteran of the NYC-graf underground. According to sources, the idea is that each week, more aerosol art will go up on the screen. By the end of a month, Time magazine’s branding will go up in the space. Now who said advertising wasn’t fun anymore? We’ll document the series here on Global Graphica in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

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