Expertly curated by Amir H. Fallah and Colette Robbins, Desaturated Rainbow is a travelling show of work from New York and Los Angeles artists. The show revolves around context, stereotypes and originality of how artists use color on both ends of the country. Desaturated Rainbow will run from April 11th to May 18th at Field […]
Usually, it’s not socially acceptable to stare into windows. However, when you’re Jose Guizar, it’s more than okay. Windows of New York is blog of weekly illustrations of, well, windows in New York. Guizar is a graphic designer who has become increasingly fascinated with observing windows in the Big Apple, and his gorgeous illustrations highlight […]
Manhattan-born Mark Hartman takes photographs that are so balanced and genuine that you actually relax while looking at them. Seeing is peaceful shots of mother nature as well as his beautiful portraits of people of all different kinds cultures gives you the feeling of being there yourself; no filter, just real life.
New Yorker’s deserve a rat free subway, don’t you think? This website is organized around a petition for better subway hygiene, which will ultimately mean less rats. There are fantastically disgusting videos and photos that angry citizens have submitted to make their point. The photo gallery even comes complete with grossness ratings. Go on. Get […]
NYC pro-tip: Street vendors. What? No, I am not talking about getting falafel for the nice price. I am referring to the street designers who give me what I need. The tourist patter and the trademark infringements hide great new artists and clothing-makers. One guy I always cross the street TOWARDS is Tom Hart. His […]
If swine makes you swoon and carnivore is your middle name, this nose-to-tail, gastro-pub is calling. At The Breslin, the interior is dark, the ceilings high, and the tables covered with butcher paper. Start your meal with the Scotch Egg – a whole egg wrapped in sausage, breaded, and fried.
Some people just aren’t satisfied with regular street maps and London-based designer/illustrator Jenni Sparks is one of them. Sparks has created an illustrated map of New York City that is amazingly detailed: labelled landmarks, coloured subway lines, and a little bit of humour for good measure. We think this would look great in any Manhattan loft. Good thing you can buy yourself a copy.
I am fascinated with the work of New York-based surrealist painter, Patricia Mota. Her work wreaks of feminine energy with an aesthetic that feels as primal as Basquiat and as fierce as Frida. Earthy and instinctual. I’m all about it.
Token Entry is a collection of more than 80 poets with their takes on the New York subway experience. It includes poems by literary greats like Langston Hughes and works by contemporary and lesser known New York writers. Short films are being made for several of these poems.
Frank Gehry’s over-scaled cornice surprised the conservative town of Boston when he renovated the Tower Records building with Schwartz/Silver back in 1989. His penthouses in New York now take their sculptural cues from the experience of exaggerated bay windows where a person can step beyond the facade of a building. What is interesting is the promotional video for the new penthouses uses tilt shift views which imply that your view 870 feet up from the tallest residential building in the U.S. will make New York seem like your personal playset.
A good friend of mine, Austin Lotz, recently got a job and moved up to New York to pursue design. I have all the faith in him, because this kid leaks talent. His work displays creativity and intelligence that most illustrators and designers lack.
Painter and muralist Crystal Clarity is an emerging New York artist with a great sense of color whose work carries the urban woman’s strength. In her murals, you can see influences of Diego Rivera and Orozco.
Colin Gray is an editorial photographer based in New York City. Since graduating from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2004, Gray has shot for many major publications. Recently, he has been working as a photographer and photo editor for VH1 and MTV. [via Feature Shoot]
Murray Moss, a champion of design amidst the celebrity of art, lamented that ‘Compared to art, it’s cheap … at least most of it. And it’s punished because it does more’. See everything he does with design and more in Phillips de Pury’s showcase in New York this month.
My first discovery of Ivan Argote’s work was actually more of a double take. A video snippet surfaced of a young man in a museum walking up to two framed Mondrians and brazenly spray-painting a long, black squiggle across both, in broad (museum hours) daylight. Or, at least, that’s what supposedly happened. Much of his […]