Ward Sutton: witty political cartoons

Ben Jensen Reader Find

By Ben Jensen in New Illustration on Monday 3 December 2012

Fellow New Yorker and artist Ward Sutton has for quite some time been one of the funniest political cartoonists around. Check out Romneypalooza, in particular, printed recently in the Boston Globe.

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JWT headquarters in NYC: gorgeous architecture

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in New Design on Tuesday 20 November 2012

This is some serious architecture porn. One of my favourite ad agencies in the world, JWT New York, is not only known for producing brilliant ads, but they’re also known for having one of the most creative offices in the industry. The office was designed to accommodate over 900 employees, and to transition the agency into a more creative, flexible, and open environment, reflecting the revitalization of its business model and brand identity. The renovation was completed in 2008 and was spearheaded by Clive Wilkinson Architects. HOK New York acted as Executive Architect, and DEGW assisted with client visioning. JWT’s New York office is definitely a sight to behold.

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Crystal Clarity: an urban mural artist in New York

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By Mike Rimbaud in New Art on Friday 16 November 2012

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.

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Paris vs. New York: an animated video

Bridget Barnett Contributor

By Bridget Barnett in Video on Wednesday 3 October 2012

Paris or New York: which is your favourite city? This charming animation created by motion graphic designer Tony Miotto and based on the book Paris Versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities, can help you decide whether you lean towards macaroons and the metro or cupcakes and the subway.

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Epic time-lapse drawing of Manhattan

Contributions Reader Find

By leo in New Illustration on Friday 24 August 2012

Empire State of Pen. One week. Five pens. One pencil. A million cups of tea. One iPhone and one repetitive strain injury. Patrick Vale gives you: Lower Manhattan from the Empire State Building.

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People’s Pops: frozen fruit pops in New York

Leah Piepgras Reader Find

By Leah Piepgras in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 31 May 2012

I LOVE People’s Pops. I just had the most amazing frozen fruit pop ever in New York. I am not usually a fan of popsicles (overly sweet/sticky), but these were unlike anything I had ever had. They take fresh locally grown fruits and combined them with herbs and spices. For example, roasting the apricots before […]

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Photos of Chicago, New York in the 50s and 60s

Elizabeth Hosking Reader Find

By Elizabeth Hosking in New Photography on Saturday 12 May 2012

Vivian Maier has one of those bodies of work that is hard to overlook. The mysterious, and only recently discovered, nanny-photographer has left behind an incredible collection of photographs from the streets of Chicago and New York during the late 50s and 60s. I’m invariably refreshed when I stumble across a strong female photographer, and Maier’s impressive legacy of work is no exception.

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Natured-themed illustrations by Lisa Congdon

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By Meryl Pataky in New Illustration on Friday 11 May 2012

San Francisco illustrator and fine artist Lisa Congdon was raised in both upstate New York and Northern California, where she grew to love the trees and animals that surrounded her. That love is now expressed through her paintings and drawings. 

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Papier-mâché street art in Bushwick

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By Pones in New Art on Wednesday 18 April 2012

Check out this papier-mâché sculpture I put out over the weekend in Brooklyn. It lived for a few good hours before the wind took it. When it would fall over, some nice stranger always took the time and effort to try and fix it back up. It was awesome.

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James Gulliver Hancock draws all the buildings in NYC

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By Gavin Aung Than in New Illustration on Monday 16 April 2012

James Gulliver Hancock has to be one of the craziest illustrators in the world: he has decided to draw every single building in New York. The Australian-based Hancock spent some time living in the Big Apple and fell in love with the city so much, he dedicated most of his time to capture every single building in his unique and quirky style. You can follow his obsessive craziness at his blog.

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Hyperrealistic paintings of mosh pits by Dan Witz

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Thursday 12 April 2012

Painted by Dan Witz from New York, these awesome hyper-realistic artworks feature swarms of music-loving humans sandwiched together like sardines. Bizarrely brilliant. Rock on.

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New York Dating Stories turned into a living comic book

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By Einav in Cool Websites on Friday 6 April 2012

How many dates happen every night in New York City? Some of them might be perfect and romantic. Some of them might be awkward or ridiculous. Some of them might be worth telling. This project started with a bunch of friends sharing their most memorable dates in comic strips. If you have a good story, please share.

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Detailed miniature sculptures by Thomas Doyle

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By William LeGoullon in New Art on Thursday 5 April 2012

Thomas Doyle is a New York-based sculptor working in a miniature world. No, really. His realistic scenery depicted within his pieces are often scaled 1:43 or smaller and they are quite amazingly detailed. Relating to his fascination with memory, time, history, and transitional experience, his works allow us to peer into a world of hauntingly familiar yet altered enchantment. While most of his works are viewed in glass containers, I often feel they fuse terrariums with dream like thought clouds.

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Is this really beautiful?

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Photography on Thursday 22 March 2012

Yes, this is a real photo of a real event that happened back on May 1, 1947, when 23 year-old Evelyn McHale wrote a poignant note to her fiancee (‘He is much better off without me. I wouldn’t make a good wife for anybody’), left a small collection of personal items on the observation platform of the Empire State Building, then leapt to her death, landing, as fate would have it, on the roof of a United Nations limousine. This remarkable, untouched photo was taken in the immediate aftermath by a passerby – photography student Robert Wiles – and ran shortly afterwards in Life magazine. Years later, Andy Warhol commemorated the event with a typically striking artwork, pictured below. [Lifeline 131 114 and beyondblue 1300 22 46 36 are available for anybody who needs, or thinks they may need, help with depression]

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Public phone booths in New York repurposed into libraries

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By Zolton in New Trends on Saturday 10 March 2012

Architect John Locke is doing to the phone booths of New York what every self-respecting bookworm has silently wished for since cell phones became ubiquitous and books became redundant. Almost! As part of his Department of Urban Betterment project, he has been converting normally grimy, grotty phonebooths in the city into useful resources for the bookish subway trawling population.

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