Defaced “Silent Hill” Ad

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The new print ad for the horror-suspense film “Silent Hill” features the face of a mouth-less girl. To underscore the “silence,” her lips have been Photoshopped away by designer of the ad. It’s a technique that grabs the eyes of viewers, even those jaded New Yorkers who pass the ads on the subway platform. But the ads are also ripe canvasses for graf writers or pranksters (or both, naturally) with a little imagination, a little initiative and a Sharpie. In the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen at least half a dozen of these defaced ads around the New York City subway system. In this ad on the Uptown platform at Spring Street Station in SoHo, a graf writer has put a tag where the mouth would be on the girl’s face.

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