Why do old billboards interest me so much?

Bought the book…

Today they are digital, especially in LA. Perhaps it wasn’t an art but they are lost.

Is our visual landscape actually getting better or worse?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/9691562/Rock-n-Roll-Billboards-of-the-Sunset-Strip-in-pictures.html

http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Roll-Billboards-Sunset-Strip/dp/1883318394billboards-of-la