Armani billboard – 2011 Number 5

Armani billboard NYC 14th 0611

Installed in New York City at the corner of 14th Street and 9th Avenue.

This intended audience for this ad is those who mentally undress men. The graphic’s targets either actually buy clothes for a significant male-other or have significant input into that purchasing decision. The image focuses on the male model’s crotch. This wet man’s standing perpendicular in the pool provides a strong sexual reference.

Armani billboard NYC 14th 0611 building

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Anthony Olszewski

Anthony Olszewski has written on a wide variety of topics: cage birds, tropical fish, popular culture, the poetry of Amiri Baraka and a chapter on genetics for a veterinary text book, as a small sample. He worked as an editor at a magazine produced by TFH, the world's largest publisher of pet books. Anthony Olszewski is the author of a booklet on Hudson County history, Hudson County Facts, and a book of short stories, Second Thief, Best Thief, that are sold on Amazon. Anthony Olszewski established in 1996. A pioneer on the Web, the Site continues to provide unique information on a range of companion animals, focusing on birds and fish. As a community service, he operates Jersey City Free Books. Anthony Olszewski was born in Jersey City, NJ (Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital, 1956) and is a member of Mensa. Email at

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