Urban Street Art: Unframed by JR (6 pieces)

JR is best known for taking photographs and pasting them on huge structures all over the world. His pieces are often a reflection of the town they’re completed in. The world-renowned street artist went in a new direction with his latest project, he titles “Unframed.” Instead of using his own photos, he uses images from other photographers and pastes them out of context. Through this process, he celebrates a melting-pot of cultures and creates wonderful contrasts. All the pieces were completed in Vevey, Switzerland, as part of the Images Festival.

image source: Man Ray (top), John Philips (above)

image source: Sebastio Salgado

image source: Helen Levitt

image source: Sebastio Salgado

image source: Robert Capa Images Festival via unurth, Muse de l’Elyse

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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