As a medium, street posters are profound in their accessibility, directness and simplicity. From an objective point of view, street posters embody a civic culture that is messy, subversive, resourceful, and sometimes even deviant. But from another perspective, street posters also reflect something deeper: the creativity, entrepreneurship, passion and political ideals of communities. If posters were not an available medium it is probably fair to say that it would mean the loss of an essential component of participatory civic life. It is also not unrealistic to suggest that a city without street posters would be a much less interesting place not only to look at, but to live in as well.