Nike Ads Spark Graffiti Complaints in Singapore

posted on 2004-11-23 10:32 EST
Posters Mistaken for Graffiti in Ultra-Tidy City

Posters for the LeBron James Nike ads (The Chamber of Fear) recently sparked a bit of controversy in Singapore. 700 of the poster, featuring graffiti style art were placed in Singapore, leading to 50 people complain, in writing, that the city's bus stops had suffered acts of vandalism and graffiti.

The posters were legally placed inside bus stops through an advertising agency.

Anti-graffiti and vandalism laws are strictly enforced in the Asian city-state and became an international media focus in 1994 when an American teenager was caned after being convicted of spray-painting cars.

Parts of the LeBron James chambers of fear ads were animated in Japan by Studio 4°C.

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