New York is a museum with it’s posters and graffiti…
On the occasion that I break out my camera in my day-to-day, I observe some rather interesting stuff.
First we have a politically-charged campaign for Manhattan Mini Storage. Clever, you know, with the whole closet metaphor – Dick Cheney’s daughter and that. Actually, I’m surprised it hasn’t set off any alarms with big wig Republicans who like to complain about stuff. After all, it does use the Veeps actual name. But the reason I am posting this is because of the beautiful defacing that occurred. We all know that Milton Glaser’s I [heart] New York campaign is probably the most spoofed bit of design ever, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen it reversed into hatred. Brilliant.
Next, I felt compelled to comment on the continued mediocrity that is Microsoft. Whilst poking around CompUSA, I managed to peep lots of Windows propaganda (although no actual computers). Have a read of those boxes and tell me it doesn’t sound like Stepford-style 1950s brainwashing. “It’s what smart families use”. Yes, I’m sure it is. Thanks for letting me know.
And finally, a view at the steps leading up to roadwork. You know when the crew spraypaints the road to mark out where they are planning to dig, or whatever. Take a look and ask yourself – what could they possibly be planning? No matter what, I took a look at the chaotic arrows and markings and thought how strangely beautiful it all was. Here’s a look from ground level, and from 18 floors up.