Follow around Evan Rossell, a street artist from California who while visiting family, stops in Detroit to do some painting. Due to some of its old architecture, Detroit makes for a great breeding ground for those interested in street art.
Michael Bierut talks about his mentor Massimo Vignelli, the man responsible for our subway map and all of the train logos. He also goes on to speak of the influence the internet has on present day design and designers. Literally everything around you is designed by SOMEONE. We tend to take little things like that for granted although they all have an interesting story. Image creating something like that and have it still be around til this day? Not all logos and designs can endure the test of time. Massimo’s has. These are a standard. You see them and instantly think “New York.” If you’re into design (and even if you aren’t) it’s a great watch.
Never goes down like this in the local bodega. Great film, but honestly, I rather be unlucky. (Shawn graduated high school with Corey and Topanga and this is where he ends up? Life’s so rough.)
Nowadays, we talk a lot about a “New New York”. However, before getting here, there was just New York. In this short film, several residents (including Penny Arcade & Curtis Sliwa and the Guardian Angels) talk about what it was like living in NYC roughly 34 years ago. It was a time where violence, drugs, and corruption ran the streets. NYC, 1981: A Most Violent Year.