We All Need Change

A spray paint cartoon bird wearing a black suit jacket, top hat and striped shirt with large white wings.

The pandemic provided fresh new canvases along with the quiet streets to paint. This piece is a bit sinister as it conjures the grim reaper, the angel of death calling for change. But change is often hard and we do resist. Perhaps that’s why the call comes from the dark. And is that a monocle? Somehow my brain says yes.

Soho, Manhattan.

Jamming

A large single line illustration in white on black of jazz musicians performing

A very nice single line piece with all the fluidity and style you could hope for. Look again to see all the details. Single line work like this has a confidence in vision. It’s like the city is reclaiming itself.

Soho, Manhattan.

Four Hearts

A series of four graffiti hearts in different color schemes each with line work inside

I was forced back into the city last week (which was weird), but naturally, I took the opportunity to capture some more art. This shot has two things I love — a good series and nice line work. Exploring different color scheme options live across the boarded up windows of a construction site is bold. And the line work falls somewhere between a science fiction alien language and the shapes of Arabic typography. From @7lineartstudio

Soho, Manhattan.

Exclaim

Spray paint graffiti lettering with stylized mouths in the counters

Again, I’m reminded of a cartoon reference that I can’t put my finger on. The stylized mouths, both happy and comically angry, inside the counters are a great feature. A fairly simple and quick piece, but elevated by the third color used for the highlights.

Midtown, Manhattan.

Teeth

Spray paint graffiti blue cartoon face with large white buck teeth

I’ll always be a fan of cartoons, so this character caught my eye. I love the subtle Japanese hints to the artwork. It’s like a piece of deity fan art.

Midtown, Manhattan.