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Why So Serious? Clownify Stickers Take Over the Ads in NYC

Sunday 03.16.2014 , Posted by
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If you’re a New Yorker, you may have noticed that some of the ads around town have gotten a little funnier. But it’s not the cold weather that’s turning everyone’s noses red, graphic designer Ji Lee is the one to blame, or maybe thank instead. Clownify Stickers is an ad hijacking project that has been making seductive ads a lot more ridiculous and funny ads a bit more hilarious. Ji Lee looks for the perfect noses to cover up with his bright red Clownify stickers, then decorates the ads in bus stops and subway stations all over the city. Unless you’re one of those people with clown phobias, this project is sure to brighten your daily commute. [Read more...]

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Every. Single. One. James G. Hancock is Trying to Draw All the Buildings in New York City

Monday 02.24.2014 , Posted by
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There are ambitious projects, and then there are ambitions projects. This definitely counts as a standout example, especially for just one man. Brooklyn-based Australian, James Gulliver Hancock, has set out to catalogue all the buildings in the Big Apple, from famous skyscrapers to ubiquitous brownstones, and he’s doing it by drawing each and every building. If that sounds bonkers, crazy, obsessed – you’d be right – but we love the passion and the result. [Read more...]

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A Slice of Time on A Crowded Subway Platform: Stunningly Clear High Speed Video

Thursday 01.09.2014 , Posted by
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Somewhere along the border of still photography and motion picture lies the stunning high speed footage shot on Adam Magyar’s self-constructed slit screen camera with homemade software. Over a span of just seconds, on a busy NYC subway platform, there is so much going on and Magyar slows it down so that we can see how much our eyes miss. Hundreds of lives, all on a different path, converge for a moment on a single subway platform, likely never to line up in that same way again. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #398 > Humble Abodes, Big And Small

Wednesday 03.13.2013 , Posted by

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Dangerously Close to the Edge: Fearless Self-Portraits

Monday 03.04.2013 , Posted by

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Those seriously afraid of heights may want to look away. Photographer Ahn Jun goes to great heights, literally, to get the most perfect shots for her death defying series titled “Self-Portrait.” Although it would be fairly simple to photoshop a project like this, the artist insists that these are the real deal. The Korean photographer has been adding on to this collection since 2008, making her way to some of the tallest buildings in New York City, Hong Kong, and Seoul. To get the best picture, the fearless Jun sets up her camera to drive mode then gets in position and chooses the shot where she looks the most at ease or aggressive- never fearful. [Read more...]

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Mr. Chickpea & Friends Explore NYC

Thursday 02.28.2013 , Posted by

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As if the antioxidants, fiber, and deliciousness weren’t reason enough to love chickpeas, their personalities will certainly do the trick. In this playful series of photos by NYC based Turkish artist Sadi Tekin, little garbanzo bean heads explore the big apple. Tekin drew unique facial expressions on a bunch of dry garbanzo beans, utilizing the natural nose and chin grooves of the handsome legumes, then had a field day making bodies for them in unique New York (Ron Burgundy would be proud to read this aloud) locations. [Read more...]

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Intricate Illustrations of Inspirational Icons

Wednesday 02.20.2013 , Posted by

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After fleeing his birthplace to escape the civil war, Vedran Misic and his family relocated from Sarajevo, Bosnia to New York City in 1994. He was old enough to remember the horrors of grenade showers and shootings outside which kept him and his family inside of their apartment building, unable to go to school. Experiencing the terror of war made Misic particularly drawn to Gandhi’s non-violent teachings and through art he found a way to “express [his] emotions tied to the war memories and the culture shock of [his] new life and in America.” His latest series of illustrations are colorful portraits, done in marker, dedicated to admirable heroes who spent their lives uniting people, the first two being Gandhi and Bob Marley. [Read more...]

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A Delightful, Hand-Drawn Map of New York City

Wednesday 12.26.2012 , Posted by

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Following 3-months of research and hard work, British illustrator Jenni Sparks has created a fantastic hand-drawn map featuring the lovely city of New York. The piece repeats the talents we saw in her earlier effort creating a map of London, with this version perhaps even surpassing that fine work. Bold lines trace her 3D renditions of the city’s famous architecture, from the Flat Iron building to the Empire State Building; and locations like Union Square to Central Park. [Read more...]

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The Big Apple From a Bicycle’s Point of View

Sunday 12.09.2012 , Posted by

Though some might think it would be crazy to bicycle through one of the busiest cities in the world, those who have been to New York City know that often times a bike can be faster than a cab in getting you from one place to the next, and a lot more sanitary than public transportation. To show his friends what riding a bike through the Big Apple feels like, sports photographer Tom Olesnevich attached his DSLR camera, upside down beneath his bicycle with a Gorillapod. The result: some outstanding shots of the city from a unique perspective. [Read more...]

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Art Emerges After the Storm Has Passed

Friday 11.02.2012 , Posted by

As the East Coast states devastated by Hurricane Sandy begin to pick up the pieces, it is inspiring to see the beautiful displays of solidarity. If there is any place that has proven its ability to overcome tragedy, it’s New York City. In the same year that One World Trade Center is rebuilt, New Yorkers were tested again with this hurricane, and are slowly but surely getting back on their feet. Personally I would hate to see this happen in Chicago, San Francisco or Los Angles. Sadly many art pieces and galleries were destroyed in the flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy and that is something we will never get back. Here are some of the designs that emerged from this natural disaster. [Read more...]

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