good overview on these posters, I cannot hesitate to post one myself stretching the topic range of this blog a bit.
In Bangkok every street is full of these posters, except the street passing Chitralada Palace and some areas around Grand Palace, probably declared off-limit by the Election Commission. However, in contrast to this within Surat Thani city there were just a handful of posters at all, only along the highway outside the city they were a more common sight. And while in Bangkok it has constituency candidates and policy posters mixed, in Surat there Phuea Thai had almost only their slogan posters and almost none with the constituency candidates, for the Democrats it were only the candidates, usually together the Abhisit. Looks like Phuea Thai sees no chance in winning the constituencies in the Democrat homeland, wonder if it is other way round in Isaan? The reason why Bangkok has the highest election poster density is quite obvious - with more than 10% of the electorate living there a poster can reach many more potential voters in Bangkok than in the rural areas.
Another general observation - I have only seen Democrat posters defaced, even in the most literal way as with the poster where one can now pose as Prime Minister. Maybe a first sign of the potential result?
Since showing all my photos around the election would make this posting way to long, the full set can be found at this picasa album. If anyone wants to use them, they are cc-by - just taking these photographs wasn't an intellectual work. I might even add a few more on my last days of this vacation.
found in the Thai fail blog. A more detailed explanation of the panda poster can be found at fellow blogger Saksith.
รัชดา ธนาดิเรก), Democrat candidate for Bangkok constituency 33. But of course any collection of Thai election posters would be incomplete without Chuwit (ชูวิทย์ กมลวิศิษฎ์), so I placed him as the second part of this unequal pair.