Brooklyn-born artist RAE enjoys leaving Urban Folk Art gifts in and around the streets of New York for the everyday person to gaze at. His murals, found-object sculptures, and single-line ink drawings usually reside on city streets off the beaten path. But don’t hesitate to look right under your nose, because when no-one’s looking, you’ll be surprised what he can get away with.
I had the opportunity to see Cayce Zavaglia’s work up in person at the Lyons Weir Gallery in New York City several years ago and was completely smitten. The work, a fluid combination of hand embroidery and acrylic paints on canvas or linen, is truly stunning. The stitch work, the craft, is so detailed and practiced as to make the skin tones, hair and fabric move not unlike the work of a master expressionist. This is brilliant work marrying the mastery of embroidery with the expressiveness of painting.
One of the pioneers of graffiti, legendary New York artist Eric Orr is releasing these amazing Custom Clear Vinyls and labels in collaboration with Serato. Any DJ or art collector should seriously get their hands on one. He was one of the first graffiti artists to substitute typography with an icon or moniker and has collaborated with a multitude of hip hop legends, such as Afrika Bambaataa (the godfather of Hip Hop) and Jazzy Jay. He is the only artist to have collaborated with Keith Haring in the New York subway system.
Produced by Shadow Play, an independent label based in New York City, each piece is digitally custom-printed with actual images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Yes, we agree, this is a great buy for all you astro-lovers out there.
Gallim Dance is the brainchild of choreographer, Andrea Miller. Having the privilege of working with many of Miller’s dancers myself (including Troy Ogilvie, Caroline Fermin and Arika Yamada), I find Miller’s talent to be in taking dancers with such unique styles and divergent skill sets and making them work harmoniously together.
Dublin art director Kirk Bannon recently showed me this spectacular shot taken from his window whilst staying in New York’s Palace Hotel. If you’re a fan of type, you’ll recognize the iconic signage from the New York Magazine sign, which was replaced by Burberry in 2009. What are the odds of capturing this moment? Type strapped down, [...]
Quintessentially New York, this clothing brand delivers a solid men’s line of tees, rings, and boots, custom made by Sebago. Their range is both high-end and hipster, futuristic and retro, sharp and relaxed, all the while looking masculine without the need to suggest a lumberjack button down. Just stepping into their flagship store in the Lower East Side makes you feel like Indiana Jones and Marty McFly at the same time.
While I was at the Armory fair this past week in New York, I came across Leah Yerpe’s drawings. There was something really fluid and animated about them that made me stop and inspect the craftsmanship of each drawings. I was hoping I could buy one, but every single one of these had a little red dot next to them.
It’s a Polaroid, of an even more vintage Polaroid. Capturing the essence of the antique renaissance, this Vintage Tote by Urban Cricket is perfect as a daily bag, but also big enough to carry your favorite LPS, a stack of wine, and even small animals. Yes, animals. Get yours now at the Lost At E [...]
You don’t have to live in Williamsburg to love the You Killed Brooklyn tee by Urban Cricket. With a feel for the vintage and a personalized illustration style, the Urban Cricket product line speaks to anyone with a love for casual wear and a hint of creativity.
Manhattan-based jewelry designer and artist, Jill Platner, has debuted her new exhibition of large-scale copper, bronze and steel sculptures at her New York store. Though this is the first time Platner has collectively shown her sculptures, they were originally conceptualized years ago when she first began making jewelry, which she has always considered to be [...]
Queens based illustrator and web designer, Miriam Castillo, has some of the most interesting and unique designs I’ve seen in a long while. It’s refreshing to witness the work of a New York designer whose art hasn’t been commoditized. Yet! The first illustration is based on the Year of the Rabbit, and is just gorgeous.
New York city-based illustrator Mike Marsicano depicts his New York in its gritty, unsavory, captivating glory in a recent series of illustrations, integrating timeless quotes, poignant cityscapes and sharp portraits of some of the characters that overrun the city.