Tag Archives: New York

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
Rooftops in the Snow

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
Times Square Lights

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
7th Ave. Night

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
Hell’s Kitchen

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
Manhattan Nights

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
The City Tempest

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
The Last Light of San Francisco

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann San Francisco painting New York cityscapes
The Market Street Steamvent

It’s almost impossible for me to select a favorite piece when looking at paintings by San Francisco painter Jeremy Mann (previously). Each of his works seems so wholly genuine, a mix of mystery and grit that brings a sublime light to iconic cities like New York and San Francisco. Above are a selection of paintings from the last two years or so, and you should also check out his recent Figures series. (via one of my favorite new art Tumblrs, Anita Leocadia)

The Cyclist’s Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks

The Cyclists Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks tires posters and prints New York bicycles architecture

The Cyclists Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks tires posters and prints New York bicycles architecture

The Cyclists Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks tires posters and prints New York bicycles architecture

The Cyclists Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks tires posters and prints New York bicycles architecture

The Cyclist’s Empire is the latest cycling-inspired print from the folks over at 100 Copies who print (as you might have guessed) only 100 copies of all their posters. This particular design was created using 7 different kinds of bicycle tracks that were rolled onto paper to mimic the structure of the Empire State Building. There’s only 75 left and these will be gone almost instantly so get one while you can.

New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs

New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs New York glasses gifs

New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs New York glasses gifs

New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs New York glasses gifs

New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs New York glasses gifs

New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs New York glasses gifs

Digital artists and photographers Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, arguably the masters of cinematic animated gifs, recently shared this wonderfully executed series of images featuring locations in their native New York as viewed Armani eyeglasses. Cleverly, as objects and people move across the lenses they suddenly snap into focus, revealing the finer details of Times Square, Central Park and Grand Central Station. You can read more about the series over on Ann Street Studio. (via Ignant)

Stainless: Hypnotizing Slow-Motion Footage from Trains Pulling into Stations

Stainless: Hypnotizing Slow Motion Footage from Trains Pulling into Stations trains slow motion New York Japan black and white

These videos by Adam Magyar are one of those things that are difficult to explain verbally, but as soon as you see it, you realize how completely amazing it is. Filmed in Tokyo, New York and Berlin, Magyar positioned himself on trains as they pulled into subway stops, filming the waiting crowds at 50 frames per second using a high speed camera. The resulting footage creates an uncanny feeling as the train is clearly moving quickly through the station, but the people seem to remain motionless. Any of these scenes wouldn’t seem out of place in a Ron Fricke film. To learn more about how Magyar filmed them, head on over to PetaPixel. (via The Fox is Black)

Update: There’s another great piece about Magyar’s work over on Medium.

Cameron Moll’s Typographic Letterpress Print of the Brooklyn Bridge

Cameron Molls Typographic Letterpress Print of the Brooklyn Bridge typography posters and prints New York letterpress Brooklyn Bridge bridges

Cameron Molls Typographic Letterpress Print of the Brooklyn Bridge typography posters and prints New York letterpress Brooklyn Bridge bridges

Cameron Molls Typographic Letterpress Print of the Brooklyn Bridge typography posters and prints New York letterpress Brooklyn Bridge bridges

Cameron Molls Typographic Letterpress Print of the Brooklyn Bridge typography posters and prints New York letterpress Brooklyn Bridge bridges

Cameron Molls Typographic Letterpress Print of the Brooklyn Bridge typography posters and prints New York letterpress Brooklyn Bridge bridges Letterpress detail from Colosseo

Cameron Molls Typographic Letterpress Print of the Brooklyn Bridge typography posters and prints New York letterpress Brooklyn Bridge bridges
Letterpress detail from Salt Lake

Designer Cameron Moll recently announced a new Kickstarter for a letterpress print of the Brooklyn Bridge constructed entirely from typography. Moll worked entirely in Adobe Illustrator to draw the artwork, and while some sections can be copied and pasted roughly 70-80% of the characters in the artwork were positioned, sized, and rotated one by one. To give you an idea of what the final piece will look like you can see two similar works the designer previously designed, Colosseo and Salt Lake. See more over on Kickstarter.

Better Out Than In: Banksy to Descend on NYC for an Outdoor “Residency” in October

Better Out Than In: Banksy to Descend on NYC for an Outdoor Residency in October street art New York

Banksy’s website updated a few minutes ago to announce Better Out Than In, “an artists residency on the streets of New York.” The ongoing event is accompanied by a phone number (800) 656-4271 that you can call with a specific code correlating to each artwork. The current recording for #1, shown above, involves a satirical message that completely skewers typical audio tours found in museums and galleries and pokes fun of the artist as well, referring to him repeatedly as “Ban Sky”.

Do you think he’ll make a new piece every day? That seems pretty grueling. Stay tuned to www.banksyny.com to find out. Nearly 14 months have passed since Banksy’s last (known) foray outdoors prior to the 2012 Olympics in London.

Update: It appears Banksy is now tweeting from @banksyny and posting photos of new work to Instagram. There’s already a new piece for today, so it looks like we might be in for 31 new works. Wow.

HOTTEA Blankets the Williamsburg Bridge in a Rainbow of Thread

HOTTEA Blankets the Williamsburg Bridge in a Rainbow of Thread yarn bombing rainbows New York bridges
Photo © Luna Park

HOTTEA Blankets the Williamsburg Bridge in a Rainbow of Thread yarn bombing rainbows New York bridges
Photo © Luna Park

HOTTEA Blankets the Williamsburg Bridge in a Rainbow of Thread yarn bombing rainbows New York bridges
Photo © Luna Park

HOTTEA Blankets the Williamsburg Bridge in a Rainbow of Thread yarn bombing rainbows New York bridges
Photo © Patrick Sullivan

HOTTEA Blankets the Williamsburg Bridge in a Rainbow of Thread yarn bombing rainbows New York bridges
Photo © Patrick Sullivan

HOTTEA Blankets the Williamsburg Bridge in a Rainbow of Thread yarn bombing rainbows New York bridges
Photo © Patrick Sullivan

Last week Minneapolis artist HOTTEA (previously here and here) stopped by NYC and created this excellent rainbow of thread atop the pedestrian tunnel at the Williamsburg Bridge. Titled Rituals the piece consisted of 2,000 strands that took the artist and his assistants some 11 hours to cut and tie. Photos above courtesy Luna Park and Patrick Sullivan. (via Hyperallergic, Animal)

An Artist is Making a Map of Manhattan Using Only Handwritten Directions From Strangers

An Artist is Making a Map of Manhattan Using Only Handwritten Directions From Strangers New York maps

An Artist is Making a Map of Manhattan Using Only Handwritten Directions From Strangers New York maps

An Artist is Making a Map of Manhattan Using Only Handwritten Directions From Strangers New York maps

Think about it, when was the last time you asked for directions? Or even used a paper map? Armed with smart phones and fancy GPS apps that map the route to your destination in milliseconds, asking a random person for directions is an increasingly rare occurrence. New York conceptual artist Nobutaka Aozaki is exploring the act of asking for directions in his ongoing art piece, Here to There, by gathering a collection of impromptu hand-drawn maps he obtains from complete strangers. Dressed as a tourist in a souvenir baseball cap and carrying a Century 21 shopping bag, the artist hits the streets around Manhattan and approaches random pedestrians to inquire about directions through the current part of the map he’s working on.

One of the most common scenarios when asking strangers for directions is their habit of pulling out a smart phone to start typing in an address, after which he insists on leaving with a drawn map on whatever written surface is available: torn sheets of notebook paper, napkins, or even paper plates. Aozaki tells Spoon & Tamago that his goal is not to make a complete map, but to instead document his daily routine and his myriad interactions with people, sort of like a mapped diary. (via Spoon & Tamago)

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