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Billbored & the Scenic Coastal Byway

Door County

Billbored

Used without permission from "http://farisyakob.typepad.com/blog/2007/10/billboards-for-.html"

Does anyone else feel billboards are a blight on our new Door County Scenic Coastal Byway?  If you ask me, they are visual pollution, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I have yet to see one that is visually beautiful as well.

For the most part, it will be hard to eliminate the billboards in door county, there are two companies that sell billboard space and I don’t see them giving up their livelihood any time soon. Is it too much to ask that a little art and creativity go into these billboard designs?  My one and only favorite billboard fell during a large storm a few years back, it was the Not licked yet billboard, plenty of cute trolls eating ice cream.

Other art murals like that at Mojo Rosa’s and

Door County Kayak Tours,

have been given a tough time for creating a piece of art on their buildings.  Fine Line Designs uses art sculptures to attract attention and some winery’s use vineyards to do the same.

So do we want to end up like the Dells’s with their distinctive landscape which was singled out by a national organization, Scenic America. for being the “most blighted” vacation area in the United States or are we going to look at advertising with a creative modality like these few Door County businesses have?