When I was in New York, I saw these letters on my way away from the WTC site. I made a little Flickr set with high-resolution versions for everyone to look at. Here is the NYC Letters set … give ‘er a click.
Seems as though someone… some graffiti artist, to be more specific …has painted the alphabet on a big white wheatpasted coverup of a construction area, with upper- and lower-case sans letters and an example of the letter at the start of a word/phrase. Some interesting choices on the words: tungsten, ulterior motives, ontology, and quark were my favorites. I didn’t capture all the letters (card was getting full and wanted to save space for the rest of the trip).
Do take a closer look at the pictures (either click the image above or the link) … You’ll find some creative people-generated-content, where people have been inspired to follow the example set by the original artist. I like the ones on F fun, where somebody seems to have goofed. Click the previous link to see it up close. They wrote “pony” to complete the phrase, “fun pony”. So someone circled it and wrote “You’re doing it wrong”
The whole thing reminded me of blogging.
And about New York: there’s graffiti freaking everywhere. It’s awesome. I especially like to see graffiti on things that move, like delivery trucks.
And I’m thinking of starting a Flickr group about fire escapes. Adam (my NYC-dwelling artist cousin) and I got in a big discussion about whether or not fire escapes (the iron ones on every NYC building) were planned when the facades of buildings were designed, or if they were afterthoughts. I figured they were afterthoughts, because who would design a pretty facade only to cover it up with some steel safety structure. Sorry about the alliteration, it just happened.