American artist Curtis Kulig’s cursive “Love me” graffiti message is a global street art icon, a viral, real-world visual meme that universally resonates. We’ve seen it everywhere and in some unusual places — from NYC to Amsterdam, Brooklyn to Tokyo — in the form of spray-painted graffiti, brush-painted murals and,
Street art superstar Curtis Kulig, a.k.a., the “Love Me” dude, hit this otherwise blank billboard next to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The spacious Saturdays Surf store (pix below) in the fashionable border strip between Tokyo’s uber-hip Daikanyama and Naka-Meguro neighborhoods is a carbon copy of its New York City original in terms of winning retail branding concept: Espresso bar and a collection of over-priced surfboards at the front of the shop
The “Love me” street-art graffiti-sticker meme really seems like it’s everywhere, including the new indoor taxi rank at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
The “Love Me” graffiti art message has spread like wildfire globally in the past few years and become an icon, if not a brand, in and of itself adopted by other brands and designers, such as Saturday’s Surf clothing store and Bear Pond Espresso shops in Tokyo. Pictured here is
Street art stencil of a human brain rendered in gold spray paint on a utility box in Amsterdam. The ubiquitous “Love” tag is below.