Tag Archive for typography

Artists We Dig: Tyler Spangler


Photo still from reblogs of Tyler Spangler on commonfolkcollective.tumblr.com

Usually when an artist uses digital or collage to describe their art they’re already at a disadvantage in gaining access to my hallowed “I like your art! club.” One way to overcome this is with whimsy and simultaneous boldness and subtlety. Look for a deeper message. Or not.

Check out lots more of Tyler Spangler at TylerSpangler.com.


José Parlá/Brooklyn: Win/Win


Via Manuel Bello at ArrestedMotion

It’s always great to see good things happen for amazing artists and all around good guys. With that, cheers to José Parlá and the Barclays Center on the new 10 ft. x 70 ft. (i.e. LARGE) mural, Diary of Brooklyn, just released over the weekend. Brooklyn is lucky to have such an epic artist that calls it home.

Check out more about the story behind the mural and many more detailed photos @ArrestedMotion.
And of course, José Parlá.


Rebrand Your ‘Hood for Good

Mock up identity for Brownsville, Brooklyn

Mock up identity for Brownsville, Brooklyn

Far be it for me to say a fresh coat of paint and some pretty letters are going to revolutionize a neighborhood but, hey, it’s a start. For one, it shows that at least someone is taking care and taking pride in where they’re from and pride oftentimes has that bandwagon effect. In a positive way.

Probably the greatest example provided in the “Rebrand Your ‘Hood for Good” article, at Good.is, is the ultra-iconic “I heart New York” logo by Milton Glaser (check out my love/hate variation of it, here) which helped jumpstart the city’s revitalization at a time of rocky circumstances. The article also touches on the above mock up for Brownsville (M.O.P., what!) done by SVA students and the story behind Zak Stone who created a city-specific font for Chattanooga to help bolster its “creative renaissance.”

Read the whole thing over at Good.