I’m back from two weeks in Crete. Not much to say, beyond highlighting this advert, seen by my traveling partner on the train to Cambridge, the last strecth of a long journey home.
For the benefit of those who can’t read the blurry text accompanying this crazed image of a boxer in suit:
With over 2.5 million passengers spending an average of 3.5 hours per week on the train, Traincards are the most effective way of hitting the commuter rail audience.
I don’t think I’m unusally intolerant of advertising. But I have started to notice how intrusive traveling on the tube feels, in terms of the visual assault up the escalators, etc, now I’m just a visitor to London again. And on my flight back I can’t say I enjoyed staring at the text-heavy advertisement for Europcar that had been helpfully draped over every headrest for the benefit of the person sitting behind. After eight plus hours traveling through public space I did feel like I’d gone ten rounds. So thanks, KBH Transport Media et al. Now fuck off.