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Mystery as Edinburgh bus stop adverts 'hacked' with home-made posters – Edinburgh Live

Bus stops around Edinburgh are being “hacked”, with home-made posters being put up instead of the usual advertisments.

Several of the posters have been spotted around the city in recent days, but it’s not clear who’s responsible for placing them there.

One was seen on Nicholson Street outside the Sainsbury’s while another one referring to the 5G rollout was seen in Dumbiedykes.

Each poster, ironically, has an anti-advertising theme.

One says: “Imagine a world where you can wait for the bus without being asked to switch bank.”

 




Another says: “Image a world where you can wait for the bus without craving a £1 burger.”

Advertising board owners JCDecaux are aware and have been removing some of the posters over the last few weeks.

Similar poster hacking has been appearing in other cities around the UK.

Groups like Brandalism UK have been targeting billboards to subvert the message, in protest against consumerism and the advertising industry.

 

Some have produced guides on how to access the billboards so new posters can be inserted into them.

Our sister site Bristol Live reported on the underground ‘subvertising’ movement when some unusual posters popped up in the city centre.

In one case an advertising billboard was “borrowed” to present three different works from artists.

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