Photo: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove — Banner on Burbank Boulevard in Burbank
The colorful street light banners in Burbank got slammed in yesterday’s Burbank Leader newspaper and on its website by columnist Richard Tafilaw who called them, “lame-o.” I disagree big time for a few reasons. The banners are high above the street and not a real distraction for either motorists or pedestrians.
Photo: Banner on Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank
The banners contribute a nice festive touch to streets and boulevards.
Photo: Banners on Burbank Boulevard in Burbank
Some of the banners carry messages like “Better than ever” and “Cooler than ever.” Sure it’s promotion, but it’s done simply and tastefully. These banners have received praise from some of the merchants who own businesses on the streets and boulevards where they’re installed.
I have seen these banners in various sections of our Media City and find them to be a pleasant addition. So the banners get a thumbs-up from me.