Fresh New York City work by A.S.V.P.: “Future Cop” wheat-paste street art on a lamp post in downtown Manhattan.
The Fiat Cafe in Nolita, in downtown New York City, is a tiny Italian-style restaurant with the classic Fiat car as its interior and graphic design theme. Below are pix of its menu cover and interior. The food is here is pretty f*cking good, too.
Caught this bright yellow NYC taxi driving by this bright red graffiti’d truck next to the Apple Store in the Meatpacking District of New York City and the juxtaposition of colors and the street aesthetic struck us as kind of cool.
We like the the look of this hip-hop imagery featuring Theophilus London and Michael Williams in this Bushmills billboard ad in SoHo, in New York City.
Logo Tourist is a website by an artist who uses well-known logos to create graphic depictions of famous Parisian tourist landmarks. Full of awesome.
The wonderful display window at Saturdays Surf NYC, the Crosby Street surf shop and cafe in SoHo in downtown New York City. Beyond the couple in the foreground, there’s an awesome selection of long boards and short boards. We love this place. LOVE it.
We found this small overturned fishing skiff (dubbed “Caguama”) on the main beach at Playa Tamarindo in Costa Rica, where Global Graphica was recently on a surfing expedition. We like the the simple, striking design with the colors of the Costa Rican flag painted near the front.
There’s little street art or even graffiti in Costa Rica’s beach towns, but here’s an uplifting graff by “Gussa” we found in Tamarindo, the popular Pacific coast surfing town.
Awesome concert poster for the bands Thicker Than Thieves and Perro Bravo on a post in Jaco, Costa Rica.
Battered old Toyota mini-truck as surfer wagon in Jaco, Costa Rica. Love the collection of stickers on the back.
Not sticker art per se, but lots of stickers of mostly surfing and surfing-related brands on the wall at the Los Amigo sports bar and Mexican restaurant in the surf town of Jaco in Costa Rica.
If you’re a huge European soccer (“football”) fan, like we are here at Global Graphica, then this month witnesses a rare series of matches between arguably two of the world’s best football clubs, both from Spain: Real Madrid CF and Barcelona FC. Due to their successes this season in three
Droll, punnish surfer-tourist-town bar humor in Tamarindo, Costa Rica: “TIPPING is NOT a city in China.” Sigh.
Stencil-like signage painting of a steaming cup of coffee outside a cafe in Jaco, Costa Rica.
Al Dia is a daily tabloid-style Spanish language sports newspaper in Costa Rica. We like its logotype, the font and design.
The candy-color POPS sign in front of its heladeria at a road stop in rural Costa Rica. POPS is a chain of fast-food ice cream restaurants in Central America.
The capital city of Costa Rica doesn’t have much of a high-rise skyline to speak of. But one unmissable architectural landmark on San Jose’s urban landscape is a massive brutalist skyscraper that’s home to the Instituto Nacional de Seguros. Depending on your point of view, the building is either an
Ai Weiwei is one of China’s leading artists. He’s perhaps the nation’s best-known artist internationally. The Beijing National Stadium, the centerpiece venue of the 2008 Olympics Games and dubbed the “Bird’s Nest,” was designed by Weiwei and built by architects Herzog and de Meuron. Weiwei has been a politically controversial
Some more pictures of vintage-modern architectural style in the Costa Rica capital of San Jose. Pictured here is the School of the Republic of Peru across from Morazan Park in downtown San Jose.
San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica, like many a Latin American capital in the 1950s and ’60s, went through a building boom. The city is dotted with many low-rise buildings and a few skyscrapers that are testament to some of the prevalent contemporary and forward-looking styles of the