Posts Tagged: urban art

The Rumpus Interview with Jamel Shabazz

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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

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Curbside Haiku

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More than 200 colorful, haiku-ed signs will grace high-crash locations around NYC as part of the city’s “Curbside Haiku” safety initiative. John Morse is the poet and artist behind the signs (some of which you can view in their digitized form here). (Via The Book Bench)

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Morning Coffee

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I was debating whether to link to Flavorwire’s write up on Roa’s Urban Zoo or their math-related pic of the day. But you know what, it’s Thursday so why not spoil you a little? Welcome to Yosemite. Being bored is going to kill you. SF’s Burrito Justice recreates the old Seals Stadium just for you. […]

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Invincible Cities

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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 […]

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The Rumpus Long Interview with Ron English

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“…The day that you don’t have any Republican friends, or you don’t have any Christian friends, or you don’t have any Muslim friends, that you only have, like, artists-from-New-York-City friends, then I think you have a problem.”

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Lady Aiko, Solo

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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. In others, a saccharine-sweet girl looks […]

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Jail Wall Turned Urban Canvas

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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 […]

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