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Opening Reception for 10 Years of Wooster Collective: 2003-2013

Attending the Opening Reception of 10 Years of Wooster Collective gave me the opportunity to look back on the influence of Wooster Collective and how discovering information there influenced street […]

Checking out the Os Gemeos x Futura mural at PS. 11 Going Up

This morning I found out from a tweet of MarcDSchiller that Os Gemeos and Futura2000 have a painting going up. After spending some quality time enjoying the great weather at […]

First impressions of Beyond the Street, the 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art

Before I jump into my reaction to Beyond the Street: With the 100 Most Important Players in Urban Art I think it’s important to explain what I think is good […]

Exit Through The Gift Shop – A Banksy Film

For those smart enough to have checked out the PSFK NY Conference Friday, they were treated with an early screening of Exit Through The Gift Shop – A Banksy Film. […]

#SmileMore — new street art I’ve started to notice in NYC

Typically for me if I see something twice in a somewhat unique manner it usually feels like a pattern to me. Chances are if there’s at least two of the […]

Poster Placement

Having never visited Boston I took the train up for the weekend to check it out. Unfortunately there was a lot of rain so it made it kind of soggy […]

Link Drop (8·07·09)

It’s been a bit of an up and down week over here at DesignNotes. I’ve been under the weather of most of the week which is highly unusual, and on […]

Inside Out with Invader in NYC

When it comes to visual culture kind of stuff I’m a big fan of the bluechips like Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Invader. Living in NYC for the last couple of […]

Link Drop (6·26·09)

Ok, this Link Drop is even too late for my liking… But it’s better to publish it three days late as opposed to not posting it all or doing a […]

Link Drop (6·12·09)

It’s been a crazy blog week for me and because of that my Link Drop is three days overdue. The High Line opened which I was happy to experience first […]

Where did you go street art?

I can’t think of a better city than NYC to spend as much time walking as possible. There’s too many obvious reasons for me to list here except to say […]

Link Drop (5·08·09)

This was a pretty good week for me overall. I got some great coverage from Slate and CNN, and from the feedback so far, I gave a good talk for […]

Link Drop (5·01·09)

I feel as though this week just started and it’s already Friday. Good weather, good company and being in NYC will do that to people. But with that said there’s […]

Just another Saturday morning walking Madison

Walking Madison every morning I never know what I’m going to end up seeing around NYC. The weather has been slowly getting better which is great because Spring can’t come […]

DesignNotes Ten Design-Related Blogs from NYC

A couple weeks ago Blogs.com asked me if I was willing to pass them on a list of design blogs based in NYC (I considered Brooklyn as part of this […]

Flexing scale, marks and other consistent things that brands could be

We’ve all been taught that consistency is branding is a key aspiration for the designer. It kind of goes without saying of course. There needs to be a system in […]

Focusing on the marks

Maddie and I come across this truck quite often in the mornings when we walk by on our normal dog route. It’s typically parked in the same area which isn’t […]

Quotes from Shepard Fairey at Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy

A couple nights ago I went to hear Shepard Fairey, Lawrence Lessig and Steven Johnson speak at Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy. I had pretty […]

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 13th (February 2009)

Shepard Fairey Roundup

With all the “hoopla”, news going around these days, and me discovering the above image from Shepard Fairey, I thought I’d collect some of the more interesting links that I […]

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 30th (January 2009)

TEXT-POCALYPSE NOW? Good article, really interesting image via txt… CELL PHONE CAMERAS FOREVER Amazing image of the night, very telling HOW TO BEHAVE I really like these diagrams and colour […]

Banksy at work in NYC: Broadway & Howard St.

There are some benefits to working in SoHo aside from dodging tourists. I just saw Banksy in action on Broadway & Howard St. I caught the tail end of the […]

Link Drop for the Week Ending in Friday the 26th (September 2008)

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… You know the week has gone by quickly when Thursday feels like Tuesday – that’s sort of how this week’s Link Drop feels. It’s got a bit of photography, […]

Comparing messages from Toronto and New York

While I didn’t spend my entire trip to Toronto walking around nor when did I do walk get off the main roads, from where I was I didn’t see that […]

An insane wall-painted animation

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo. While you might not know the great blog http://eatingsandwiches.com/ just yet, friend Jody Sugrue has been on fire with great […]

Space Invader Cookies!

Ten15am colleague Vincent Diga passed me on a cool flickr set that shows how a person could make space invader cookies w/ a playdoh extruder. Photos taken by SeattleJonman, see […]

No Facial Feature Trend

It’s too early to tell if this will be the new “next big thing” or not, but earlier this week I saw the above sticker sans facial features. This morning […]

(Book Review) PEEL: The Art of the Sticker by Dave and Holly Combs

PEEL: The Art of the Sticker by Dave & Holly Combs Mark Batty Publisher: www.markbattypublisher.com/servlet/book_view?number=57 Amazon: www.amazon.com/Peel-Art-Sticker-Dave-Combs/dp/0979554608 PEEL: www.peelmagazine.com If you’re a visual person it’s hard not to keep your […]

Space Invader Back?

Of all the street out that I come across walking around, Space Invader is probably my fav. Not too sure if it’s to the pixel like nature, self restraint, the […]

Air Bear

While the Air Bear video starts off kind of slow it’s quite amazing to see what happens between a constructed bag and air and how lifelike it becomes. Video recorded […]

Newspaper as Poster Paper

Typically patterns arise when you see something in a similar manner 3 or more times. But for me that seems a bit slow. If I see something in a pair […]

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