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City As Canvas: The Martin Wong Collection of New York Graffiti

  On February 5, 2014, the Museum of the City of New York will launch City As Canvas, an exhibit dedicated to the Martin Wong Collection. Wong, a painter in his own right, first started befriending graffiti writers in the early 1980s when he worked at Pearl Paints, recognizing and valuing the undeniable vibrancy...

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Christian Acker Flips the Script on Graffiti

“We tap keyboards far more frequently than we touch pen to paper,” designer and author Christian Acker says in his introduction to Flip the Script: A Guidebook for Aspiring Vandals and Typographers (Ginko Press, 2013). “Graffiti may well be the last great execution of highly practiced penmanship in popular culture.” Flip the Script seeks...

Finally "Seeing" Street Art

Although my eyes first began digesting what I now know to be “street art” in the mid-1990s in San Francisco, it wasn’t until a trip to Paris in the Fall of 2009 and a move to Los Angeles a couple months later that I began tuning into the endless and ever-changing gallery of inspired...

Cry Me a Canal

Today marks the start of the Venice Biennial. And one of the exciting shows not to miss is Future Pass – From Asia to the World on the Grand Canal at the Abbazia di San Gregorio (Dorsoduro 172) and Palazzo Mangilli-Valmarana (Cannaregio 4392) 4 June – 6 November 2011. The opening events start tonight...

Rebeca Mendez on Terrorism, her TED Talk, and the Arctic Tern

This is the first of two features on PMCA‘s latest exhibition. The second, my interview with the Clayton Brothers, is here. . The letter “R.” There’s the capital, erect with the stately nobility of an opera diva. And there’s the lower case: diminutive, downcast, dejected. That’s the letter Rebeca Méndez tackled as one of...

Getting Upper: Graffiti Meets Graphic Design

Can repetitive exposure to something—no matter how good it is—drive us crazy?  How about listening to our favorite song over and over, eating our top dessert every single night, or even reading the good old ABC’s every day of our lives? Will we eventually get sick of it all? From the time we’re born...

It Was All As Ephemeral As A Rainbow

By Faun Chapin, Head of Creative Development Since this is Fahrenheit 212’s first post with Imprint, we thought we’d share two innovations that made more than just an impression. They made us smile. The first is a project from a series titled ‘Instruments of Mass Destruction.’ This complicated technical solution to aid in simple acts...

Today's Obsession: Minimal Graffiti

Over at Coolist, there’s a little gallery of some of the hottest graffiti I’ve seen in ages. The artist’s name is CT, and he tags like whoa. The work is minimal, tinged with op and pop, and meshes just beautifully with the rustic, weathered walls of his hometown of Torino. There’s a short interview...

Lunch Break Video: Blu's "Big Bang Big Boom"

BIG BANG BIG BOOM: an unscientific point of view on the beginning and evolution of life … and how it could probably end. Direction and animation by BLU Production and distribution by ARTSH.it Soundtrack by Andrea Martignoni Print interviewed Blu in its June 2008 issue. You can order that issue here.

Nicaragua Spraycation, part one…

[Read Part 2] Daniel Ortega came to power in Nicaragua in 1979 after a populist revolution. Formally elected president in 1985, he promised to break up the oligarchy and to continue the self-governing ideals of Sandino and Carlos Fonseca, the inspiration and founder of the FSLN, or Sandinista party. This put him in Reagan’s...