How can we use the power of branding to strengthen a shared identity and spark positive change in the neighborhoods and cities where we live? An effective visual identity references the culture and history of a place’s people and reflects their hopes and aspirations. Logos, fonts, or color schemes, the most tangible parts of a brand identity, are not magical cure-alls for the financial, social, and cultural ills of a city, but they can be powerful symbols and rallying cries that galvanize people to action.
The paintings of John Wellington with performances by Murakami Music and the Momojiri Girls!
October 17 - November 10 at The Cell (353 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011). Opening event October 17th 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
“Lindsay Lohan is My Spirit Animal”
Can you honestly think of a better time to show you allegiance to #TeamLindsay aka “LiLo Mob” other than right now. For that matter, what better way to show your Liloyalty than a dope print (or iPhone case, or stationery). Designed by me of course. I’m shameless.
FRESH FITTED FRIDAY
New Era x DISSIZIT New York City Dissizit
Navy crown with an orange brim. Kinda reminds me of Syracuse G hats from back in the day. The fresh bit about this particular cap is the New Era side logo in a matching colorway.
Craig Cutler spent last year breaking his own rules with his ambitious personal project, CC52 - 52 WEEKS. ONE PROJECT A WEEK. NO EXCEPTIONS. Craig is already known for pushing the boundaries of commercial art into the art world, however this vast culmination of photos, sketches and short films offers a rare chance to witness his creative process in its freest form. View the trailer now to get a sneak peek of featured work from the upcoming May 10th event in NYC, CC52: The Exhibition: Photos, Sketches and Short Films by Craig Cutler.
CELEBRITY FASHION DJ MAY KWOK:
I’d like to launch an awareness campaign aimed at rude New Yorkers, written in a style they’ll understand, so that one day, maybe, they won’t be quite so shitty.
I should note that most New Yorkers are completely wonderful, caring people. It’s just that some of us seem to enjoy the “New Yorkers are assholes” thing a bit too much.
Saw this tonight at Salon 94 in Downtown Manhattan, NYC. The gallery is brand new and sits one building over from The
Poo New Museum. It’s a beautiful space and the exhibit was awesome. I recommend checking it out.
In the fall of 2009, Simmons ordered a customized, high end Love Doll from Japan. The doll, designed as a surrogate sex partner, arrived in a crate, clothed in a transparent slip and accompanied by a separate box containing an engagement ring and female genitalia. Simmons began to document her photographic relationship with this human scale ‘girl’. The resulting photographs depict the lifelike, latex doll in an ongoing series of ‘actions’, shown and titled chronologically from the day Simmons received the doll, through to the present.
- NY Art Beat
The City That Never Sleeps
This is Room 627 at The ACE Hotel. Annica Lydenberg of dirtybandits graced the wall with her sign making finesse. Paint on wall all done by hand.
Miss Eleanor is a good friend and amazing DJ. We met in Japan a while back. She plays ill techno type music (and I don’t even really like techno) thats both hard as it is funky. Check her out on Mondays, 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on 89.1 FM in NYC or at WNYU Radio interwebs.
This is the current situation in Brooklyn, NY. To those not in the NYC Metro area it was just a snowstorm but to us, it was the HOLOCAUST!!!