Pigeon-holed Billboards

Pigeon Holes on Billboards
Pigeon-holed Billboard on Shahrah-e-Qaideen Bridge

The first time I saw this pattern being made on a billboard near Marriott (on the Emirates-wala Billboard) I wondered what new marketing campaign was being planned for Karachi, but it wasn’t long when we started seeing the same pattern being cut away on a large number of billboards across the city. It must be an attempt to make these billboards lighter, while at the same time be better designed to withstand the gale force winds that Karachi saw a year back. Good move, though I would still have preferred a billboard-free Karachi

6 Comments so far

  1. mqpasta on June 12th, 2008 @ 7:11 pm

    I believe it is for prevention in case of storm

  2. asifniz on June 13th, 2008 @ 1:56 pm

    The billboards might remain intact but what about the advertisement that would be placed on it ???

    They would just tear off when wind blows from the back.

  3. sid (sid87) on June 13th, 2008 @ 8:12 pm

    its a new government regulation.

  4. shoaib on June 14th, 2008 @ 1:57 am

    It looks like the old manual score board of cricket stadiums, just joking. This probably is a new policy plus from the securitt stand point its better since these boards are light in weight. We must appreciate it, right?

  5. Faisal.K (faisalk) on June 16th, 2008 @ 10:18 am

    Seems like a good idea if the advertisements are removed in time. Or else the advertisements will fly off. Even in that case though plastic is less dangerous than flying metal

  6. emran on June 21st, 2008 @ 1:03 am

    The Advertisment made of Penaflex will become a Parashute and fly away. Atleast it will not harm anyone. I think we need such thing here in Islamabad too. we do face "Andhi and Toofaan" once a month atleast.

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