Available in many gay, colorful and completely new patterns [that] never fades, never curls.
After posting Alison Fraser’s feature at the end of March, I decided to dig in my archive of our cross-country RV trip and look what I found. I knew it looked familiar!
Maggi Billboard – Olympic Electric – Sayyidah Zaynab Square, Cairo – Uptown Correspondent, Iman R. Abdulfattah
IMAN: My final contribution from Cairo: the ads are rather dull (both the typography and companies advertised), but the high concentration of ads in this area is visually interesting and says a lot about cityscape.
FAB: Just got your upload. So, the Maggi ad is self-explanatory. What does the other one say? I see “olympics” or is that a car logo?
IMAN: The ad on the right is for an appliance company called Olympic Electric, but it is also a palimpsest as the black text is an ad for an advertising company called Diana.