“The Greatest City on Earth” is my ongoing series of NYC skylines. Over the past 15 years, I have created countless collages, paintings and typographic constructions and used the imagery in product design, licensing, merchandising, interiors and fine art editions.
MoMA Design Store’s Destination: NYC
I created a postcard book featuring skylines from this series. It was chosen for MoMA Design Store’s Destination: NYC Collection 2013 – products all made in the USA by New York City designers.
Re:Construction is a public art program produced by the Downtown Alliance to create colorful landmarks and brightened streetscapes. Excerpts from this series were displayed on a construction site in downtown NYC on Fulton and Nassau in 2012. Featured on Communication Arts Exhibit.
Q: When did you start using black-and-white for your work and why?
A: I’ve been in love with Xerox machines ever since I can remember, photostrips from old school photo booths, newspaper op/ed power, black ink, white-out, and of course, OREOS.
The trash all over my neighborhood used to really piss me off until my Trashabet was born. MORE TRASH PLEASE. These collections are the culmination of hours and hours of searching for the wonderful, smelly, sticky alphabetical treasures hidden in the cracks of the sidewalks of Brooklyn...a daily typographic treasure hunt!
By far, one of my favorite things is my beautiful, black and smelly 1945 Remington DeLuxe typewriter. I use my typewriter all the time- it’s a workout and I always injure my fingers. But the letters always come out differently depending on how much oomph you give the keys and it’s also ideal for writing love letters.
My typewriter skyline is featured in American Illustration 30.
Two pieces are exhibited in a new book called Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology by Barrie Tullett.
This is a poster.
I call my collaged snapshot collections “Still Motion” and use them for editorial, retail, outdoor and fine art projects including large-scale light boxes, wallpapers and giant booth graphics.
The final collages are the product of many hours of walking around shooting a particular theme like arrows or letters often over the course of several months or even years.
Clients include: Time's FTI Journal, Print Structures, INQ Mobile, The GSMA Mobile World Conference in Barcelona
BLUE is the first in a series of my color poetry on wood pallet paper. Other colors (hopefully) coming soon but the awesome Williamsburg pallet supplier place no longer exists! (very sad)
40" x 40" / heavy
Urban crayons rule! This is a poster, but it could be actual crayons too. And it would be great if they were scratch and sniff!