Salina Giardino, New York based freelance illustrator

Monday, 17 July, 2017

Artwork by Salina Giardino

Before becoming a freelance illustrator, New York City based Salina Giardino worked as a muralist. This fish work is one of her murals.

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Megan Carn, an artist on a colourful fruit safari

Monday, 17 July, 2017

Artwork by Megan Carn

Megan Carn, who splits her time between New York and California, is going on a fruit safari and we’re all invited. With colours this bright and vibrant (and fruity!), it’s an experience I don’t want to miss.

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Dan Huston, Brooklyn, New York, based data consuming painter

Monday, 8 May, 2017

Artwork by Dan Huston

Brooklyn, New York, based artist Dan Huston describes himself as a “data consuming painter”. Data is not the only item consumed though. I suspect rather a lot of paint goes into bringing forth his alluring, brushstroke rich, works as well.

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Julia Drummond, New York, based portrait and music photographer

Thursday, 4 May, 2017

Photo by Julia Drummond

Julia Drummond is a Brooklyn, New York, based portrait and music photographer. Here’s a photo of New Zealand musician Kimbra performing at New York’s Nublu jazz club.

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Jonathan (Johnny) Bleibdrey, New York City artist, street photographer

Monday, 6 March, 2017

Photo by Jonathan Bleibdrey

Jonathan (Johnny) Bleibdrey is a New York City based artist and street photographer, who uses an iPhone 7 plus for a lot of his work. I especially like this photo, titled “Music man”.

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Oceans, music from the intersection of pop and funk, by the Visions

Thursday, 12 January, 2017

Yesterday, I wondered if returning to work mid-week was a good idea. It makes the stretch to the weekend a little shorter, and all. Well, let’s say the jury is still out on that idea.

Nothing was implied, by the way, in selecting Bad Day, new music by the Avalanches, although given the circumstances it didn’t seem a smart choice for such a day.

So today here’s Oceans, by the Visions, a New York City based three-piece band, made up of brothers Ben and Michael Shugarman, and long time pal, Ryan Brooks.

Jazz was the first thought that came to my mind, but this is a sound, the band says, that lives at the intersection of pop and funk. I hope you like it.

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The street art of Steve Powers, art that’s seen around the world

Tuesday, 25 October, 2016

Artwork by Steve Powers

The work of Manhattan, New York, based artist, Steve Powers, can be found around the world. Well, it’s certainly come as far as Bondi Junction, in Sydney, Australia. If his artworks haven’t reached your part of the world yet, you can take a look at his work here.

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The monsters and creatures that ride the New York City Subway

Wednesday, 14 September, 2016

Artwork by Ben Rubin

If there are monsters, and all sorts of other weird creatures, riding the New York City Subway, then they must present on other mass transit systems across the world. Maybe it’s just as well most people are oblivious to their presence though.

They are visible to New York based artist and illustrator Ben Rubin however, who seems to see them quite often, if his Facebook and Instagram pages, are anything to go by.

Via Digg.

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Is Perry Rosen one of the last jukebox repairers on Earth?

Tuesday, 9 August, 2016

If it plays music, it makes me happy…

In another fifty years, will we still have jukeboxes and pinball machines? Come to that, will there still be people in the world, who would know how to look after them? New York based Perry Rosen, who owns a company that repairs these vintage devices, may well be among the last people able to carry out this sort of work.

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The New York Public Library Digital Collections, images for everyone

Wednesday, 10 February, 2016

Hall of Fame for Great Americans, Bronx, NY

I always love it when things like this happen… the New York Public Library has recently made many, many, thousands of digitised images – including maps, postcards, photographs, and illustrations – freely available for anyone to use.

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