Gallery Mondays: #25 by Wane Cod & Lucky Liz

wane cod lucky liz garfield graffiti

I turned 23 this past weekend, and it truly occurred to me how old I am when I just looked up when the last Garfield movie was released.

More than 10 YEARS AGO.

What even?!

Anyway, I see this truck by Wane Cod and Lucky Liz every time I run an errand for my boss near 32nd Street and Broadway in Midtown, NYC. On it, Garfield the fat cat looks cool as ever in a pair of dark shades against Cod’s infamous “WANE” stamp.

If this is #25, then I better start hunting for the other 24 trucks!

See more of Wane Cod’s work at www.waneone.com.

Fan Art Fridays: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for President

dwayne the rock johnson fan art

Looks like this misery might actually end for sure in 2020.

This week, our favorite rock, Dwayne Johnson, gave us all some hope during a GQ interview and while on Jimmy Fallon’s show when he said he’d consider running for president in the upcoming election.

Hell, yes!

If anyone can save us from the disaster and woes that the Trump Administration has brought upon us, it’s Mr. Johnson. He’s a strong man with a kind heart.

In celebration of the possibility that The Rock might be our next president, let’s admire this cool fan art I found of the actor on Deviant Art by theSinchan. I’m really digging the patriotism on the t-shirt.

View the original fan art here, and watch Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson talk about running in 2020 on The Tonight Show!

 

Gallery Mondays: Ribbonesia @ #ShindoUSA

ribbonesia shindo usa NYC

I walked passed Shindo USA in the Garment District of NYC today, and I came across this amazing fox by Ribbonesia made out of ribbon.

I can’t imagine how much patience it takes to make something like this, but it’s gorgeous!

I’m not sure if Shindo USA added the green tie to this fox, but it surely is a nice touch.

Ribbonesia is an artist duo that specializes in making cool ribbon art. See more of their work on Instagram!

Gallery Mondays: “Catching Lines” by James Yang

james yang catching lines mta subway art

I know what you’re thinking, but don’t worry, they’re all there, even the S!

I saw this MTA subway art card for the first time back in March, and have continued to see it on various trains since then. Called “Catching Lines,” the piece was created by Brooklyn-based artist James Yang.

His inspiration for this piece came from overhearing people giving subway directions, the result sounding to him as a Jetsons-like world of train lines floating above New York City.

I’d totally be okay with having trains fly. Do you know how much faster I’d get to work every morning? I mean, unless the MTA figures out a way to make signal malfunctions a thing in the sky too, it could be pretty awesome.

I just have one question for James Yang: What’s with the R being the only line showing up twice?

See more of Yang’s art at www.jamesyang.com, and you can buy “Catching Lines” here.

Gallery Mondays: Patch Whisky’s Smart Monster #EducationIsNotACrime

patch whiskey not a crime campaign street art mural

I stumbled upon South Carolina artist Patch Whisky’s mural for the Not a Crime campaign in East Harlem on the wall of Fabco Shoes a few weeks ago when I got off the M103 bus.

I cannot handle how adorbs his colorful monsters are! The one featured in this mural is reading a book and wearing a black graduation cap, hot air balloons floating around her.

Can I get a book recommendation? I’m always looking for something fun to read, and whatever she’s reading looks like it’s quite entertaining.

See more of Patch Whisky’s monsters at www.patchwhisky.com/murals and learn more about the Not A Crime campaign.

Fan Art Fridays: Happy Birthday, Penelope Cruz!

art by baz penelope cruz fan art

Spanish gem Penelope Cruz is 43 today!

I guess she’s turning out to be one of those lucky people that age gracefully.

I’ve never watched any of her Spanish films, but I have seen her in Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, both in which she played very bold characters. Her performance always grabs your attention, and I think she’s really great at making characters that would otherwise seem unrelatable have somewhat of a likeability factor.

In celebration of Penelope Cruz’s birthday today, I’ve decided to feature this piece of digital fan art by Barry Weatherley over at artbybaz.com for this week’s Fan Art Fridays. That look on her face, man—I wonder how her husband Javier Bardem handles all of that hotness on a daily basis!

See the original fan art on artbybaz.com.

Gallery Mondays: Art Rising at The Majestic Pop Up

 

the majestic art rising

Last week I went to a fun pop up at The DL called The Majestic where they had dancers in body paint, face painting, and a small art exhibit. Above is one of the pieces I found intriguing.

There’s a lot going on in this work of art by The Art Rising. The centerpiece appears to be a woman wearing red lipstick and a gorgeous gold eye shadow on her lids. She’s peering up at a figure wearing a crazy looking mask that I can’t quite figure out.

Like, what is going on here?!

Anyway, I love the fact that you can stare at this vibrant piece for a while and come up with a million different ideas as to what’s going on in it.

See more of their work here.