Stop monopolizing public space: Stop destroying people's hard work.
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Stop monopolizing public space: Stop destroying people's hard work.

    1. Joseph Martinez
    2. Petition by

      Joseph Martinez

      Seattle, WA

Poster Giant has a long and bad history in Seattle. They routinely destroy the work of D.I.Y. artists, organizations and businesses to further their own agenda of monopolizing public space in Seattle by preventing any posted advertisement (except their own) from being viewed. In the past (and recently), they have threatened community members with violence for even requesting politely that they not destroy their work.

Most recently, Poster Giant destroyed an amazing work of art in Pioneer Square. As expected, they took action only after receiving significant bad publicity, after the destruction was reported in the Seattle P.I., but anyone that knows this company, surely knows that they have used threats of violence and destructive retribution to further their cause of monopolizing our public space. This cannot be tolerated: Poster Giant must stay within the bounds of the law, and must renounce the violence and destructive retribution that they have utilized as their business model.

If Poster Giant refuses to comply, then we must take firm action and rebuke their tactics through a meaningful grassroots campaign to bring awareness of their tactics to those whom count most: Their own clients.

Join me in forcing Poster Giant to play by the rules.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. We have approximately 150 signatures in less than one day!

      Joseph Martinez
      Petition Organizer

      We need to mobilize and get everyone that cares to sign this petition! I just received this video of a reportedly then Poster Giant employee destroying the work of DIY artists in the middle of the night, and for no apparent reason.

      Join me this Friday from 4pm - 7pm for a beer and a discussion about what else can be done to stop PG from bringing any more destruction to our city's hard working DIY artists.

      More about Friday here: https://www.facebook.com/events/350412195015211/
      @ The Canterbury Ale & Eats
      534 15th ave. E, Seattle, WA 98122

      Thank you for standing with us. We are no hundreds strong! Let's make it thousands!

      Regards,

      Joe Martinez

    3. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • joel schomberg SEATTLE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Poster giant, you are using an outdated method of putting up posters. You show little regard or respect for others artists and advertisers. My friends and I have decided we will not go to an event in which you are used part of the promotion until your methods change. I will also let bands, clubs, galleries, etc.. know how I feel and ask them to quite using your business unless your methods change.

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    • Josh Kibbey BELLEVUE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because I am against the principal Poster Giant engenders and support independent artists of all and any kinds to promote their work within the law.

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    • Kymberlee della Luce SEATTLE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing because I what they are doing is extortion. You either pay to have your posters put up by them or they aggressively tear them down.

      The Seattle arts community is a supportive bunch and we don't need this negative influence.

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    • linda mallery LA CONNER, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Support small artists.

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    • Jayson Potter SEATTLE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      First off it's despicable that they practice their business like they own public space. It's not enough that posterGIANT already profits from public space hoarding, but that folks have been subjected to posterGIANT's employees removing posters for current events. I don't mind that folks can get a job putting up posters, but have an effing heart and mind for a moment. Get your head out your bootay posterGIANT and treat public space respectfully. You can do that and still make a couple bucks. You could also stand to also contribute to the cleanup of your massive city wide pole postering.

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