Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Cool People Walkin' Around

I saw this guy at the Battery Maritime Building (see below). He was totally channeling Marlon Brando from A Streetcar Named Desire, and I'm digging it. I bet that newspaper he's holding is from 1950 and is written in Italian.

I played the building

Over the weekend, some friends and I visited David Byrne's awesome sound project, Playing the Building, down on South Street in lower Manhattan. He's basically rigged an old piano up to the pipes, furnaces, and grates of the Battery Maritime Building, so when you press the keys, it resonates all around you. The building itself is quite beautiful, grand but totally run-down, and the creepy sounds created reflect its ghost-like qualities. Read more about it/listen here, and if you're in the area, definitely go see it.
PS: David Byrne is awesome.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

On the Street

This is the first in my Cool People Walkin' Around series.  I didn't know it when I stopped this smiley gent in Bryant Park, but this is infamous New York Times style photographer, Bill Cunningham. Off to a good start...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

New Tees

I made these cool tees for the band Japanther to wear on their summer tour. They are made from pieces of fabric topstitched onto the shirt. Turns out not having a screen printer just makes you get more creative! If you see anything you like, send me an email and we can work it out.

(note: the Homer shirt is not for sale)