I am always a bit of a sucker for out of home “installations” or “ambient” media (call it what you will). It seems that Blue Moon Beer are playing up their art affiliations and “Artfully Crafted” tagline with this Manhattan billboard, cunningly designed to look like a brick wall adorned with paintings. The frames are real and look to have been stuck on over the bill. I wonder if they picked the odd location (28th/ Broadway next to the subway) to be at street level?
Let’s not forget that Blue Moon is not only beloved of artists, but also policemen (as served at the recent Beer Summit).
Willoughby Windows: Vacant Brooklyn Block Becomes Street Art Gallery
Rather than have an entire block of empty boarded up storefronts, local arts group Ad Hoc Art and non-profit community development organization Metrotech BID partnered to transform the row of stores into a gallery for street art. Over 15 artists were invited to create site specific installations in the windows, many of which nod to the former businesses they inhabit.
-based suburb of Darlinghurst
recently received some of their own knitted magic from the hands of Newtown knitter Denise Litchfield. Wrapping Sydney’s oldest functional underground “heritage toilet” in Taylor Square
, Litchfield started planning the project back in May 2009.
Not sure why Facebook is singled out … something from Zina Saunders …
ArtificialOwl.net is a photographic collection of the abandoned material objects and places in our world. The images are both hauntingly beautiful and a disturbing reminder of wasted possibilities. A wide variety of abandoned subjects are explored, including man-made homages like the Cadillac Ranch. Dormant buildings are shown that are slowly being reclaimed by nature, or being reclaimed as graffitti canvases. Surreal caches of mammoth airplanes and cargo ships also highlight the tail end of the industrial life-cycle. Well worth a browse to understand the magnitude of our throw-away culture.
I really like the photos …
AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR FREE: Selected works by Evan Roth 2003-2008
Evan Roth of Graffiti Research Lab is having his first solo exhibition at the Advanced Minority Gallery in Vienna, opening tonight. It’s also celebrating the release of his self published book AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR FREE: Selected works by Evan Roth 2003-2008. The book was made entirely in Linux using open source software and open typefaces. The physical book can be bought for $26, and in the spirit of open source can be downloaded for free.