Monthly Archives: August 2009

DUMBO Dain

More awesome wheat-paste street art posters by the artist Dain next to Pedro’s Mexican restaurant near York St. Station in DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), in Brooklyn, New York City. Dain is among our favorite artists creating artwork on the streets of NYC and one of the most prolific in downtown Manhattan in the past year. We this creators use of repeated classic black-and-white photo-imagery with dashes of colors. The technique is not original by an means, But the look is distinct and fresh.

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Old Lady DUMBO

Detailed street art paint-up in DUMBO, Brooklyn, of an old lady right next to Pedro’s Mexican restaurant on York Street. The lady depicted in this image has an “ethnic” look reminiscent of images of immigrants to New York as seen in archival footage from the early part of the 20th century. But the woman’s appearance is ambiguous enough that she could be perceived as from any one of a number of different cultures and and countries: Is she Eastern European, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Greek, Tunisian, Portuguese, Moroccan, Italian? Maybe, quite possibly, she’s American.

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Couch the Slouch

Red-and-gold “Couch the Slouch” bird posting on Broome Street, Lower East Side, NYC. We heart the color combination and flat graphical style of the bird.

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Brtiney Spears Street Art

Artist Haculla strikes Broome Street with a pair of wheat-paste street art posters, one of which does the mash-up of illustration and hyperbolic supermarket tabloid with screaming headline “My Twisted Night with Brit” (Brit, of course, being controversial pop-music star and regular gossip-press fodder Britney Spears). Love the lines “Lies4Sale Ha!”

Haculla has been one of the most visible and prolific creators putting fresh artwork up in downtown Manhattan, New York City, in the past year. We love this stuff! This artwork is on a building on the northwest corner of Broome and Bowery streets next to the recently posted Ahn San Suu Kyi piece by Shepard Fairey.

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Tokyo Bullet-Train View Video

Mesmerizing, hypnotic clip of Tokyo urban scenery and architecture speeding by as seen and captured on HD Flip-cam video by our own Supercore from the seat of a bullet train (shinkansen) departing the Japanese capital bound for Kyoto and Osaka. Enjoy …

Faces in DUMBO

Large wheat-paste street art of illustrated black-and-white faces near next to the Mexican restaurant (we forget the name) near York Street Station in DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), in Brooklyn, New York City.

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