The golden age of DIY Christmas cards was in the 40's, 50's and 60's, well before photoshop or animated greets and they reflect an ingenious home made spirit.
The top card was made by my parents circa the mid 40's and is joined by other examples of this great tradition.
have a Murray Xmas and a snappy holiday season ...
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
As a country kid I've always been captivated by the bright lights and dazzle of the big burg. I include in that category the art of the window dresser. I came across these last week at Fishs Eddy, a favorite dinnerware store on lower Broadway. The owner, Julie Gaines has a first rate collection of of vintage thrift portraiture and it was put to good use for these seasonal windows.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Traditional aerosol graffiti began in NYC during the 70's, spreading out from the Bronx, across the five boroughs and eventually transforming into the global phenomena it has become today. Some of the finest examples of this art can still be found in pockets around the city, especially in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens.. Last week I watched a small crew working a long factory wall in the Bronx. Kids would pull up on bikes and skateboards to watch the masters (and local heros) as they balanced on stepladders with little more than a rough sketch, creating intricate freehand pieces that would often stretch 15 to 20 feet in width and height. Hats off to them!