"POETIC POSTER DECAY"

Monday, October 8, 2018

DETROIT PART 2

This is part two of a trip a few weeks ago to the photogenic city of  Detroit.

mural in the Eastern Market area

Lincoln Art park


Anthro ad pieces

A parking garage under the remnants of the Michigan Theater

Part of the outdoor installations at Dabls African Bead Museum

mural in Eastern Market

mural with tires in Eastern Market

Hambone Deli, vintage sign in Eastern Market

Men working, mural in the Eastern Market

Diego Rivera mural at the Detroit Institute of Art

Mural in the Eastern Market

One of several murals dealing with immigration by Bernal Perez.


all photos Ken Brown

Monday, October 1, 2018

DETROIT

Last week, we were fortunate to spend some time exploring Detroit, a vigorous, spirited, and historic city, seeped in our collective memory for its automobiles and music.
With an abundance of world class street  murals, some great vintage hand painted signs, and an array of local artists creating art installations and environments, all of my image gathering buttons were pressed.
These are a small taste of this art filled city, and to reconcile my enthusiastic documentation with more than the quick dozen I usually allow, I will post part 2 next week.

on the road to Motown

One of many murals in the Eastern Market neighborhood


Eastern market mural

Bee Bopper, hardware store logo

                     Lincoln Street Art Park, one of many vacant industrial areas being
transformed by local artists with an evolving slew of installations.

Lincoln Street Art park

Lincoln Street Art Park

Aretha mural

Lincoln Street Art Park

street mural

the Heidelberg Project, started by Tyree Guyton, an urban environmental artist,
transforming his East Detroit neighborhood into a living indoor/outdoor gallery.

A poignant side 
street mural

all photos ©Ken Brown 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

NYC POSTERS

       Poster ad graphics have always been part of the visual vitality of New York City and        here's a small current sampling.










Monday, September 10, 2018

FASHION WEEK NYC.

   
     It's Fashion Week in NYC and here are a few posters found around town in the past
     few months that reflect the buzz.









all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, September 3, 2018

ODDBALL IMAGES

NYC never ceases to amaze with its great wealth of oddball images. These are from recent bike rambles around town...

A crowd gathers, well, (actually, a tour group in Bushwick)

new condo towers with prospective tenants in the windows...

construction everywhere

billowing portraits

Jersey roadkill

retired sword fighter

as the small stickers say, Fuck it

all photos ©Ken Brown

Monday, August 20, 2018

THE TATS ARE OUT

Summertime, and the tats are out in full force. I've always been fascinated by the infinite variety of images that bedeck the bodies of a sizable population of (mostly) young people. I admit to a special fondness for the idiosyncratic flavors of this large gathering.

small, but way goof...

a vintage radiator worn by a former Chicagoan...

banal but beautiful, building blocks, found everywhere...

this man was a fan of the 6 Train

an armful of earthly delight with this homage to Mr Bosch

nuts and bolts of urban life...


lunch launch at Coney Island

fashion arm

one of the many great tats at the Pride Parade...

all photos ©Ken Brown