Another Surface street art ad shows up in Los Angeles

Earlier this week, "street art" began to mysteriously appear in parts of New York City that seem to be a part of a viral marketing campaign for Microsoft's Surface tablet. They first showed up in the Brooklyn section of the city and later painters were spotted creating the ads in Manhattan.

Now it looks like the ads are popping up 3,000 miles away in Los Angeles, California. A Twitter image was posted by Ahmet Zappa showing one of them on an unidentified building. Yes, that Ahmet Zappa, the son of Frank Zappa and the brother to Moon Zappa and Dweezil Zappa. Ahmet is a rock singer, actor, writer and movie producer (his company, Monsterfoot Productions, helped to create the recent family film The Odd Life of Timothy Green).

 

Another of Zappa's Twitter posts said, "Saw some very cool street art in LA today on the side of buildings...it was awesome! I can't wait for a SURFACE device "

So far, Microsoft has not offered any comment on these street art images for the Surface, but its appearance in LA means that we could see them pop up in other parts of the US very soon.

Source: Ahmet Zappa's Twitter page | Image via Ahmet Zappa

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and btw, in retrospective, the new Windows logo is a big pile of poop. Because it does not work in black&white (or in this case, pink and white).

ps:i am a "windows-boy" but im still hate how MS is managing their new corporate image and corporate campaign, they are acting as a bunch of stupid novices committing a lot of mistakes and spending a fortune in the process.

Brony said,
and btw, in retrospective, the new Windows logo is a big pile of poop. Because it does not work in black&white (or in this case, pink and white).

What do you mean "it does not work"? The four-colored logo would be absolutely worse.

I think they need a ad like that for Windows 8 : )) with Title and Windows 8 logo with blue color... show up in Florida : ) either Orlando or Tampa.

I will buy 6 ipadMurderers-Pro 128GB for my family and one RT for my cat... funny thing is, she will get it first! :3

WinRT said,
I will buy 6 ipadMurderers-Pro 128GB for my family and one RT for my cat... funny thing is, she will get it first! :3

If I purr, will I be your cat?

calimike said,
MS is promoting Surface but I don't see competitors promoted 8 Pro or RT tablets anywhere. wtf?

and THAT is why Surface WILL BE successful my friend !!!!!

calimike said,
MS is promoting Surface but I don't see competitors promoted 8 Pro or RT tablets anywhere. wtf?

It only just hit RTM this month... I think next month will see a big jump as Lenovo has started showing off the coming soon line up and the christmas sales start to fire up...

calimike said,
MS is promoting Surface but I don't see competitors promoted 8 Pro or RT tablets anywhere. wtf?

Samsung sorta started now, had a teaser vid yesterday or the day before. Keep in mind that the other OEMs are probably behind on their development compared to MS with the Surface. We should see things soon though.

I think if MS prices Surface RT at $399 or $199 with a 1 year subscription to XBox live and XBox Music, they will sell far more than the 3 Million estimate we saw earlier.

Drewidian said,
I think if MS prices Surface RT at $399 or $199 with a 1 year subscription to XBox live and XBox Music, they will sell far more than the 3 Million estimate we saw earlier.

I just hope they expand Xbox Music to places they didn't get a chance to bring Zune to. I think if they can get it to places that already have Xbox Live marketplace support then that'd be great, that'd finally allow me to probably give the music streaming service a try.

drazgoosh said,
I quite like these adverts. Simple yet effective.

I feel the same way. I think it's a good approach that Microsoft is taking with its advertising.

drazgoosh said,
I quite like these adverts. Simple yet effective.

They have the right idea with this bit of advertising though, since the name is Surface, you can pretty much slap it on most things that are also a "surface" and presto. It just fits so to speak.

drazgoosh said,
I quite like these adverts. Simple yet effective.

How is it effective?.

Let's say that you don't know what is Surface then, this campaign is explaining it?.

Tyler R. said,
These advertisements look like sh*t

? They get the point across and didn't cost outrageously like most things you are use to seeing. Sorry its not shiny and therefore does not catch your attention.