LeSportSac wheatpaste in SoHo, New York City. “Street art”? No, it’s advertising. © Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

LeSportSac wheatpaste in SoHo, New York City. But if it’s an ad for an established commercial brand is it “street art”? “No,” we say. But is it aesthetically relevent? “Yes.” © Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

The wheatpaste street-art as part of advertising campaign for sporty designer-bag brand LeSportSac in SoHo, New York City. We actually like the design concept, despite the perversely obvious marketing behind this “street art.” © Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

The wheatpaste street-art medium used for an advertising campaign for sporty designer-bag brand LeSportSac in SoHo, New York City. Whatevs. © Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

The logotype of sporty designer-bag brand LeSportSac appears on this zipper-themed wheatpaste posters we’ve been seeing lately on street lamp posts around downtown Manhattan. Looks like a case of the increasingly frequent co-opting of the street-art vernacular by marketing and advertising peeps to reach the “the kids.” Interesting effort, butContinue Reading

Reykjavik architecture and signage: A closer shot of the wonderfully named James Bond video rental shop in Reykjavik, Iceland. © Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

Reykjavik architecture and signage: Gotta love this — a video rental shop (or is it a tiny cinema?) called James Bond, complete with Coca-Cola sponsored sign, in Reykjavik, Iceland. © Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

New York City street art: Awesome set of U.S. Postal Service adhesive labels re-purposed as canvases for street-art Sharpie illustrations at the corner of Lafayette and Prince streets, SoHo. © Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

New York City street art: Quality postal stickies of cool illustrations at the corner of Lafayette and Prince streets, SoHo. © Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

New York City street art: Quality postal stickies of cool Sharpie illustrations. Find ’em at the corner of Lafayette and Prince street, SoHo. © Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

New York City street art: More postal stickies with super-good quality Sharpie illustrations, Lafayette Street and Prince Street, New York City. © Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

New York City street art: Postal stickies with super-good quality Sharpie illustrations, Lafayette Street, New York City. We found a whole bunch of these (as the posts above show) on a piece of street furniture outside the entrance to Delicatessen restaurant at Prince and Lafayette. © Ivan Corsa Photo –Continue Reading

New York City street art: Postal stickies with super-good quality Sharpie illustrations, Lafayette Street, New York City. © Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

New York City street art: Barack Obama as Superman. © Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

New York City street art: Senator Barack Obama as Superman. © Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

New York City street art: Paste-ups of Senator Barack Obama as Superman. Awesome. © Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

New York City street art: Wheatpaste images of Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Barack Obama as Superman. What a great visual metaphor. Brilliant. No more words needed. © Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

New York City street art: Wheatpaste poster of jazz great Billie Holiday, a.k.a. Lady Day. This image is pasted on a wall along 2nd Avenue between East 1st Street and Houston Street, near Mars Bar, in the East Village. © Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

New York City street art: Loooooooove this wheatpaste image of legendary jazz-vocal pioneer Billie Holiday, whose nickname was Lady Day. This artwork can be found at 2nd Avenue near East 1st Street, near Mars Bar, in the East Village. © Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images

New York City street art: Close up of exceptionally cool graff-tag sticker on 2nd (Second) Avenue in the East Village. © Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Images