Monthly Archives: April 2006

Twerps! “Lobster Roll” Sticker

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In a post dated January 24, 2006, we posted the above image, and misidentified the sticker shown and its creator as “Neckface.” But a reader, Mikhail, has kindly shown us the error in our original post. The photo above actually shows Twerps! “Lobster Roll” sticker and not a sticker by Neckface. We found the sticker on the base of a lamppost in Soho, New York City. As Mikhail pointed out, “Twerps! works almost exclusively with stickers” but Neckface does not. We apologize to the artist and our readers for the error. (Props to Mikhail for setting us straight.)

Ivan Corsa Photo

“Goal” Graf in the Lower East Side, NYC

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A big tag by “Goal” in the trendified Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City. This “up” is on the back side of an old, sealed-up tenement buildng at the corner of Essex and Broome streets, in the “BelDel” (“Below Delancey” street) area, where the old Jewish nabe and the northeast-most reaches of Chinatown merge into a multicultural mash-up of a neighborhood.

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Thundercut Strikes Greene St., SoHo

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The artist(s) known as Thundercut strikes a crosswalk signal at the corner of Greene and Prince streets in the heart of Soho, New York City. As always, these cheeky sticker cut-outs cleverly dress up the “green” walking figure on the crosswalk lights.

Ivan Corsa Photo

New Vans Sneaker Billboard in Soho

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For much of the past year (maybe longer) the Vans sneaker brand has been running ads on a street-level billboard outside Spring Street subway station in SoHo, New York City. These ads are part of a larger billboard campaign that involves the old-school skateboard sneaker-maker commisioning artists — some of them street artists — to supply original Vans-inspired imagery for the adverts. Despite the commercial context and aim of the artwork, much of these artists have created amazing work for the campaign.

Ivan Corsa Photo

Greene Street Graf: “Ecko” and “Morty”

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This couplet of black-and-white tags were discovered on Greene Steet in downtown, New York City, amid the world-famous loft apartments and boutiques of SoHo. The tags are on a large roll-up shutter near the entrance to the post office behind the Apple Store.

Ivan Corsa Photo