Monthly Archives: January 2006

“Peg Leg” Sticker, Winter Version, NYC – Context

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We’ve noticed “Peg Leg” stickers appearing in lower Manhattan and Williamsburg, Brooklyn, since last summer. Usually the lettering of the moniker comes in warm orange and yellow hues. But last week we found this snowflaked winter version of the “Peg Leg” sticker on a lamp post on Varick St. in Soho, New York City. Pictured here is the context shot. To view the sticker up close, see the detail shot above (or on the next page).

By the way, we’ve got the Nikon Coolpix digital camera workng again, so we snapped this image with a proper hi-res cam insteading of using the lower resolution built-in cam on our Palm Treo 650 cell phone.

Ivan Corsa Photo

Brooklyn: “You Don’t Know Me” Graff

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More in our Brooklyn graphica series. Here is a tag toward the lower-rent end of the Park Slope neighborhood, now the center of an anguished New Yorker real-estate condo- and apartment-buying frenzy. It’s increasingly rare to see graff in Park Slope these days with all the gentrification that has swept the nabe during the past decade.

Ivan Corsa Photo

“Tetris” Graf No. 1

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Above is a rotated close-up shot of graf by “Tetris” in downtown Manhattan.

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We’ve walked along the stretch of Charlton St. between Varick and Greenwich in Soho, NYC, at least a dozen times during the past year. Yet it was only yesterday that we notcied one of coolest tags we’ve ever seen in the west Soho neighborhood known as Hudson Square. The tag is that of “Tetris,” which, of course, is also the name of one of the most popular old-school arcade-style video games of all time. The tag is on the wall of a warehouse between a pair of truck bays.

Ivan Corsa Photo

“Tetris” Graf No. 2

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Here’s the wider context shot of the “Tetris” tag in west Soho, New York York City.

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We’ve walked along the stretch of Charlton St. between Varick and Greenwich in Soho, NYC, at least a dozen times during the past year. Yet it was only yesterday that we notcied one of coolest tags we’ve ever seen in the west Soho neighborhood known as Hudson Square. The tag is that of “Tetris,” which, of course, is also the name of one of the most popular old-school arcade-style video games of all time. The tag is on the wall of a warehouse between a pair of truck bays.

Ivan Corsa Photo

“Tetris” Graf No. 3

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We’ve walked along the stretch of Charlton St. between Varick and Greenwich in Soho, NYC, at least a dozen times during the past year. Yet it was only yesterday that we notcied one of coolest tags we’ve ever seen in the west Soho neighborhood known as Hudson Square. The tag is that of “Tetris,” which, of course, is also the name of one of the most popular old-school arcade-style video games of all time. The tag is on the wall of a warehouse between a pair of truck bays.

Ivan Corsa Photo

NYC Street Art: Mailbox DIY Poster – Detail

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Here’s the detail shot.

Background note: The artist had his tongue firmly in cheek when he put up this wheat-paste poster on a U.S. Postal Service mailbox on Houston St. in Soho, in New York City. The do-it-yourself cut and fold paper mailbox diagram is clever, cheeky, ironic and funny. Good stuff.

Ivan Corsa Photo

NYC Street Art: Mailbox DIY Poster – Context

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And here’s the context shot.

Background note: The artist had his tongue firmly in cheek when he put up this wheat-paste poster on a U.S. Postal Service mailbox on Houston St. in Soho, in New York City. The do-it-yourself cut and fold paper mailbox diagram is clever, cheeky, ironic and funny. Good stuff.

Ivan Corsa Photo

Brooklyn Street Art: Sharks on the Slope 1

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Here’s another shot, from another angle, of the shark stencils near the 7th Ave. subway stop in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC

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The well-groomed and excessively gentrified (and real estate crazy) Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope isn’t full of the street art and graf so common in other parts of New York’s largest borough, such as Williamsburg. But the street art is there, tucked between apartments and brownstones, especially the further down the slope and away Prospect Park one heads. Such is the case of these wonderful stencilled silhouettes of sharks near the 7th Avenue F-Train subway station.

Ivan Corsa Photo