John Langley Howard repurposed for current political art

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I saw this street art poster (below left) in New York City back in November, and the message of “immigrants work, immigrants vote” was clearly related to the presidential election. But the image stuck in my mind, because I knew I had seen it somewhere before … and then I remembered, it’s from one of […]

Street art memorial to Bill Cunningham

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I was walking south on Washington Street in downtown NYC the other day and happened upon this little street art memorial to photographer Bill Cunningham, who passed away last summer. Cunningham was an American fashion photographer for The New York Times, known for his candid street photography with a focus on clothing as personal expression. […]

Post no Ralphs or Bills

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The phrase “Post No Bills” is ubiquitous on construction site walls throughout New York City, even though it rarely stops anyone from doing so. In this case, some joker decided to post a bill stating that one should not post any “Ralphs” either. Here’s another joker who wanted to suggest that posting no “bills” applied […]