Captain America as window guard spokesman

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As I was wandering around East Williamsburg in Brooklyn today, I saw this building for American Architectural Windows, which has been manufacturing, supplying and installing aluminum fenestration products to the U.S. building industry since 1983. It only makes sense, then, that they utilize Captain America as their unofficial (visual) spokesman, with his shield in one […]

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. […]