Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Texting Portland

The basic rule of freewayblogging is this: when you put a sign up next to a freeway people will read it until someone takes it down.

If you want to reach out to people in Portland, the best place to start is here, the pedestrian undercrossing next to the 405 at the end of Caruthers (off Sheridan.)

The quickest and easiest way to attach signs to fencing is with bungee cords.

All signs made with cardboard and paint, lettered by overhead projector and placed on the 5, 405, 84 and 99 during rush hour. As political, non-commercial speech placed safely (on the inside of the fencing, not the outside) they are fully protected by the First Amendment.

Freewayblogging utilizes basic semiotics with freeway traffic to allow just about anyone to speak out politically to tens of thousands of their fellow citizens. Given that free political speech is the cornerstone of our democracy, if anyone tries to tell you this is illegal, they'd better have a damn good reason for it.

Seeing that I've personally put up over 5,000 signs on freeways now without any problem, I wouldn't worry about it too much.

How To Make Signs.

How to Post Them.

3 comments: myspace said...

"Texting Portland"

You're a genius!

Anonymous said...

On your swing back through the Portland area, be sure to visit US 26 as well. Plenty of eyeballs on the Sunset Freeway.

Rastus said...

Thank you.