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The Parking Ticket Emotional Reclamation Project: Guerilla Artist Inserts Artwork into Parking Tickets

April 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Parking Ticket Emotional Reclamation Project (PTERP) is a project recently started in Brooklyn, New York by an anonymous artist (whom we’ll call Dave) that has recently expanded to Boulder, Colorado as part of the Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts. The idea is pretty straightforward: Dave organizes the creation of artworks by fellow artists, children, or anyone that wants to take a stab at dulling the anger/rage an individual encounters when discovering a parking ticket left on their car. After its creation Dave scours the streets covertly stuffing the one-of-a-kind artworks into parking violation envelopes.

Here’s a huge gallery of work recently created and distributed in Boulder. Via email Dave says he doesn’t stick around to see people’s reactions, however he mentions this recent encounter:

I was distributing some final tickets on The Hill in Boulder before I left, and as I was walking away from the car to go into Roma Cafe the dude who’s car it was walked up and had obviously seen me messing with his windshield. I said “You got a ticket but you also got something else” and was walking away. His friend was like “Is that the parking ticket thing?!?!” (They had heard about it). They were psyched. He said it made his day.

To learn more about PTERP you can check out the official website and their Facebook page, or watch the video below.

 

 



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Invasive crochet: Lace doilies and razor wire

April 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Artist Crystal Gregory created this Invasive Crochet installation as part of a show in New York called Art in Odd Places. Via her web site:

Invasive Crochet challenges gender roles by placing handwork on hardened city surfaces around New York. Crocheting lace doilies onto the razor wire of an abandoned lot for the 14th Street public art show Art in Odd Places, smothering the urban landscape in a soft, decorative, and familiar juxtaposition.

And suddenly I have no idea where I found this. Suffice to say, it was certainly somewhere.

 

 



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Tom Hanks + Banksy = Hanksy

April 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Posted without comment. (via juxtapoz)

 

 



Art

Suspended geometric rope sculptures

April 13, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Italian artist Moneyless made these suspended rope sculptures in San Francisco and Oakland for a show at White Walls Gallery. See more over on Unurth.

 

 



Art

Wild At Heart: Masking tape typography

April 11, 2011

Christopher Jobson

New work from Anna Garforth (previously). This piece was created in rural Catalunya, northern Spain using masking tape and utilzing a wire fence as a grid.

 

 



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Writing on the Water

April 2, 2011

Christopher Jobson

New work from artist Guildor who set these foam phrases afloat in public river-ways in Milan and Treviso. In order they read “happiness happens” and “think thoughtless” (and “love”). (via juxtapoz

 

 



Design

Escape Machines

March 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

DDB Paris created these interactive “Escape Machines” for the French travel company Voyages SNCF. The black, monolithic cubes were installed conspicuously in highly-trafficked public places, the only visible prompt a small red button. As a random person approaches they are asked by a mechanized voice from within the box where they would travel to if they could leave immediately, the button is pressed and hilarity ensues. The person is even presented with an enormous faux ticket to their destination.