For over thirty-five years, Jamel Shabazz has photographed the pulse of New York urban life. Dating back to the early days of hip-hop and B-boys, to the arrival of crack cocaine and the HIV/AIDs epidemic, and to the global commoditization of street style, Shabazz’s portraits tell the stories of everyday lives...more
Posts Tagged: urban art
New Scientist photo-essay on homosexual animals. Aww!
Other countries are a lot better at rad eco design than us: the Greenspotlight.
A look into the world of Scandanavian amusement parks....more
The interactive Web archive Invincible Cities is a Herculean accomplishment by sociologist and photographer Camilo José Vergara. Over three decades, Vergara has taken more than fourteen thousand photographs of urban buildings, subways and landscapes, each from the same perspective. The result captures the arc of character of each location, but also of the people who live there....more
Since she broke from the international street art collective Faile that she helped to found, New York artist Aiko Nakagawa, aka Lady Aiko, is making a mark all her own. In some of her works, butterflies, bunnies and babes swirl in menacing chaos, a kind of super-saturated pop-cultural collage....more
A single wall fronting the jail cells of the former Mission Police Station at 1240 Valencia Street, San Francisco, serves as a canvas for the postings, paintings and graffiti that have accumulated in layers over the years. The (de)Appropriation Project continues to catalog each layer, capturing the stratigraphy of urban art and personal expression as it evolves....more
Brian Goggin and Dorka Keehn’s new installation, “Language of the Birds,” at the intersection of Broadway, Grant and Columbus in downtown San Francisco is a flock of solar-powered books in flight with words and phrases embedded in the ground below as though they had fallen from the pages....more