"POETIC POSTER DECAY"

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

 

Friday, August 10, 2018

VACANT LOT STUDY

A vacant lot study- 2008-2018. About a decade ago, I noticed that a few scrap metal figures had landed in a vacant lot in the East Village (between 2nd street and East Houston). I returned every so often and would witness a playful rearrangement of these characters as well as the addition of oddball art and other found objects. The gates were closed, but it was obviously a fun project for someone. Each year, the weather took its toll, and although pieces were painted, eventually, almost everything was removed and it has become almost entirely overgrown. Yesterday, I was by and saw the hoop man emerging from a thicket of vegetation.

The new arrivals...

and their buddies

air guitar guy...

and the landscape begins to fill in...

a new location

and a Spring paint job...

a garden party...

and another year in an expanding world...

by coincidence, a met a caretaker who let me in for a short
visit and a chance for unobstructed views

and the party continues...

a few years ago...


and last year as overgrowth continued ...



all photos ©Ken Brown

ODD STUFF

I've been off the grid for a bit, but I'm back and want to thank you for hanging in with this project that started thirteen years ago. I thoroughly enjoy the self assignment of creating a visual package to start the week and I look forward to some new directions as I continue.
  



PRIDE DAY

Last weeks Pride Day was a celebratory moment of beauty, joy, and unfettered       exuberance.













all photos ©Ken Brown