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"The world is really so surreal these days that it's necessary for us to blunt it somehow in order to stay sane. The artist functions to short-circuit the buffering mechanism, so that people can occasionally perceive the weirdness of things as they are."
- William Gibson

Advertising Airship  
  A dirigible capable of reproducing full-color video ads on its sides.  

In the film, enormous airships fly close overhead, with both video and audio advertising.

"A new life awaits you in the Off-world colonies. The chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure...

A new life awaits you in the Off-World Colonies. The chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure. Lets go to the Colonies!"

From Blade Runner, by Ridley Scott.
Published by Blade Runner Partnership in 1982
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This is the way the airship was shown in the film.


(Advertising blimp from Bladerunner)

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