New! 80-Feet High Art at NYC Elementary School

It’s the sign of the times when “street art” makes its way (legally) onto a school wall. Brazilian artists Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo (aka ‘Os Gemeos’) and graffiti artist Futura have just completed an 80-feet-high mural at William T. Harris elementary school, in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Backed by Nike and driven by New York-based creative studio AKANYC, the gargantuan piece not only shows us just how much street art has gone mainstream, but also stands as an important symbol for all generations to come. Look closely and you’ll notice that Os Gemeos’ signature yellow giant is wearing knee-high shorts with different colored flags on them. As Os Gemeos says, “We are using different flags painted with non-traditional colours. The idea is ‘one world one voice’, no borders, no separation, just everything and everyone working together for a single cause that is a better world.” Awesome. via CR and HB






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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