Monthly Archives: November 2009

Down to Earth

We love this wheat-paste street-art poster on Broome St. in SoHo. There’s a retro-Communist aesthetic evoked from this image of a cute baby astronaut in A.S.V.P.-branded helmet.

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Stage on Wheels

From our City Life file: We stumbled upon this portable stage — a kind of bandshell on wheels — parked at Grand and Orchard streets on the Lower East Side.  An indie band was playing the stage at the time — we wish we could remember their name. The stage and concert were part of the Apples on Orchard street festival, an annual event to mark the start of autumn in New York City.

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Lower East Side Ping Pong Club

From our Design and Cool Spaces file: The “Lower East Side Ping Pong Club” is a newly opended, temporary storefront table-tennis space in downtown New York City (on Grand Street, near Norfolk Street) that’s part of a collaboration with sneakers brand Puma and Grand Opening, an event-marketing agency that produces pop-ups stores. We love this!

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Obey Printing Press

Super-fresh work from Shepard Fairey (of Obama poster, Obey / Giant Has a Posse, and Swindle Magazine fame) on Ludlow Street, practically across the street from Global Graphica HQ in the heart of the old Lower East Side of Manhattan.

We haven’t seen anything from Fairey for a long time in the “Bel-Del” area (below Delancey St.) — which is a relatively quiet stretch of the LES. It’s nice to see that it’s an original piece of first-rate artwork instead of just the usual “Andre” poster.

We might be wrong, but the object in this image looks like an old-style printing press or factory machine from the Industrial Revolution.

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Primo Primo

Awesome recent wheat-paste street-art work by Primo on Crosby Street in downtown New York City. This street — a narrow, cobblestoned, five-block stretch in SoHo — is a popular posting location for this artist.

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