This is a visual addendum to the June 14 post, “A good day for green,” about the public referendum in Italy. As happens prior to all votes in Italy, the rules of voting and the points on the table are printed in public bans affixed by each community wild-posting style on street-level walls and billboards.
I love this visible, public, non-digital call to exercise your right in all its straight-laced bureaucratic elegance. The original Obama campaign may have dazzled us with it digital triple-flips and high-kicks, but I will always love the word printed on actual paper for all to see and, yes, touch. Because even if the internet is the ultimate public space, it still doesn’t feel like it.