D*Face Takes Over the Streets of New York

UK-based street artist D*Face has just recently made the trip to the States and transformed urban walls across New York City with his Roy Lichtenstein-inspired murals. The three public works known as Love Her, Hate Him, Handle With Care, and Grim Tales each reflect D*Face’s comicbook style. In this new set of street murals, the artist recreates a character eerily similar to the skull-faced man in a suit from Beauty and the Skeletor. Rather than driving off in a fast car with a young dame, the skeletal man is affectionately clutching onto a buxom blonde, as though trying to deter her from leaving. There seems to be a running theme of despair and not wanting to let go in these three pieces. Even the Grim Reaper is tossing a pair of dice with the artist’s own caption reading “Cheat death.”

D*Face’s large-scale creations can be seen by passersby in Manhattan’s Soho (on the corner of Prince and Spring Street) and Brooklyn’s Williamsburg (at 158 Roebling).

D*Face website
via [Complex]

November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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