New York Biotopes by Lena Steinkühler

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 07, 2013
Lena Steinkühler imagines a colorful and animated New York City coming to life in her animation and motion graphics short, New York Biotopes. From blooming traffic lights to futuristic beach creatures, the video blends real footage of the city with her lively constructions.

New York Building in the 80's

Graffiti // Wednesday, November 28, 2012
In the 80’s, many areas in New York looked similar to this, desolate and decayed. You can see at the bottom of this photo that this buildings was grilled thoroughly with tags.

"Bring Back The Boardwalks" Silent Art Auction & Fundraiser

Street Art // Thursday, November 15, 2012
Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath left many cities and towns on the Eastern Seaboard inoperable or completely destroyed, many having to rebuild on their own without any government assistance. The beach communities of the Far Rockaway and Coney Island in Queens were greatly affected. A group of New Yorkers came together to help their recovery process by setting up a silent auction and fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds going to the communities.

New York Rooftop views...

Graffiti // Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Welcome to the maze of rooftop graffiti that has invaded the tops of New York buildings for the last 30 years.

The Fantastical World of Victo Ngai

Illustration // Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Victo Ngai is a New York based illustrator from Hong Kong. 'Victo' is short for 'Victoria,' a leftover from British colonization. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design's illustration program, Victo has received recognition from the New York Times, Communication Arts, American Illustration, Spectrum, SOI NY, SILA, 3X3, Applied Arts and CMYK mag, Digital Artist UK and many more.

All you see is....

Graffiti // Monday, October 15, 2012
A trackside tribute to the overwhelming presence of all graffiti writers favorite boys in blue.

Kyle Stecker Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
This rendering of Tom Waits was created by artist and illustrator Kyle Stecker (for Ammo Magazine). Stecker is located in Brooklyn, New York and has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators NY and American Illustration. Some of his clients include: Plansponser, Time Out Chicago, Total Guitar, Grantland, The Dallas Observer, Mountain Biking UK, Dirtrag, Bicycle Times and Backpacker Magazine.

The Art of Allison Sommers

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 23, 2012
I have been drawn to Allison Sommers' work since the moment I laid eyes on it simply because I had never seen anything like it before. I still haven't. Nothing screams juxtaposition more than Allison's seamless blend of soft and disgusting.

End Stop & Frisk - hands off the kids!

Graffiti // Thursday, August 23, 2012
One of the most controversial police procedures is the Stop and Frisk search exercised by a number of police departments, most noticeably in New York City.  Based on police officers “suspicion” anyone can be searched and commonly Blacks and Latinos are stopped, but rarely arrested. The topic is a sensitive issue and even motivated someone to paint upside roller reading “End Stop & Frisk - hands off the kids!” on a buildings roof in Brooklyn.

Video: "Got The Fever" by Meyhem Lauren featuring NY Writers

Graffiti // Saturday, August 18, 2012
I watched this video a couple years back and recently stubled on it again. The beat has that old school feel and there is an exceptional lineup of New York writers caught in action. Featuring, Nesm, Desa, Dceve, Marty, Cecster, HSO, Toper, Wane, Cope, Jaes, Shaun, Remo, and many more. Worth a watch.

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