Artist Shepard Fairey appeared on local New York City news station NY1 for an in-studio live interview segment. Among several topics discussed were the iconic Obama “Hope” poster, graffiti, copyright and fair-use issues, and his new work, which will show at the Deitch Projects gallery, in New York, in May.
More street-art freshness in the form of large, colorful letters by A.S.V.P. on the “Jay Meisel” building at Spring and Bowery streets in the Nolita-Lower East Side border area., downtown New York City.
Wheat-paste street art of a classic Americana-style Coney Island picture postcard on the Jay Meisel building (on Spring street at Bowery) in Nolita, New York City.
Oh, so this is what a time machine looks like. Who knew it was parked on Broome Street in Chinatown, in downtown New York City. We wonder where they put the flux-capacitor.
This van parked on Wooster Street in SoHo has been given the graffiti treatment by Smort Crew.
An A.S.V.P. wheat-paste poster at the vacant lot at the corner of Prince and Mulberry streets, across the way from the McNally-Jackson Bookstore, in Nolita, New York City. Notice how the A.S.V.P. neatly covers a sneaker paste-up (see previous post).
Another one of the sneakers wheat-paste posters. This street art work series uses bright DayGlo-type colors over a black-and-white image of a high-top shoe. Usually the kicks are shown in profile or 3/4-angle view. In this piece, the shoe image is full-frontal.
You could find this poster next to the vacant lot at the corner of Prince and Mulberry streets in Nolita, near SoHo, in downtown New York City. But the very next day after this photo was taken, fresh work by A.S.V.P. was wheat pasted over the sneaker. (See the next post.) And even that has since been covered, ripped, and covered again several times over.
The personal Facebook profile picture has become the source material for artist Matt Held and his series of of oil-on-canvas “Facebook Portraits.” We want want one (or two or three.) Held chronicles his experience at The Portrait Painted Blog.
Foursquare badges have a distinct (mostly) flat info-graphic design aesthetic we like. The designs have thick round borders and cheery colors. But it’s the sense of humor of these icons we like best. Foursquare recently activated a badge for Banksy, which incorporates the artist’s signature rat wearing starry-eyed sunglasses.