ABOUT

Hey Everybody! This is Van Corsa, the founder / publisher / creative director / editor / whatever of Global Graphica. Thanks for visiting the site.

Global Graphica is a collaborative blog about what we call “visual culture” – Art, design, photography, street art, interactive media, style and the cultural landscape of cities, its architecture, spaces and lifestyle. Or, to put in another way: Cool aesthetic stuff that we find.

I launched the Global Graphica website in 2004 as my personal, curated effort to document the art and design I encountered in daily life around downtown New York City, especially ephemeral art forms, such as street art and public art events, and the ever-changing urban landscape. The project was also the byproduct of my rabid curiosity and cultural interests, and experience working in digital media, design, photography and journalism.

Since then the blog’s scope has broadened, and it has grown into a collaborative effort involving a small band of contributors based in NYC, as well as in Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Berlin. Our style and tone has changed and ranges from the cheeky and hyper-ironic to the clinical and semi-academic and back again as we try to provide readers with a mix of context, opinion, understanding, and personal anecdotes.

The Global Graphica team has also expanded its coverage to include its travels around the world and its own creative and interactive projects (you can see some of my creative projects and campaigns I’ve produced for advertising agencies and Fortune 500 brands on the Projects page).  Our coverage has also extended to our unhealthy obsession with finding the perfect cup of coffee and our compulsion to go surfing every chance we get.

Global Graphica welcomes inquiries and submissions of images, texts, and sugggestions from readers and artists around the world. Email us at globalgraphica.nyc@gmail.com

Sometimes people contact me about Global Graphica producing social media content, writing articles or setting up a blog for them. We’re happy to talk to them about it. For that kind of stuff, please send inquiries to me via email to globalgraphica.nyc@gmail.com

Follow us on Instagram at @globalgraphica and on Twitter at @globalgraphica

Thanks, love and devotion,

Van

Photo by Seymour Templar