The New New Pop


The New Pop, New York’s coolest online video magazine has undergone a revamp. It’s not completed but I could wait to share the news as, even in it’s beta stage, you can tell that the result will be truly delightful!

I’ve blogged about this site before and raved about how cutting edge it is, not only in terms of the content but also it its design, approach to video editing and even marketing (sponsorship, product placement etc instead of garish banner ads).

New York Cops catch Poster Boy?


Poster Boy subway art
Poster Boy subway art




The forces of law and order have apparently finally caught up with a maverick NYC street artist famed for his subway art mashups.

At an art event in New York’s SoHo, plainclothes cops caught up to and unmasked a man thought to be Poster Boy.

The New York Times reports:

“While most other street or graffiti artists concentrate on adding their own imagery, illegally, to parts of the subway system, Poster Boy, a kind of anti-consumerist Zorro with a razor blade, a sense of humour and a talent for collage, has made his outlaw presence known all over the city by cutting and pasting the images that are already there in the form of ads.”

Sounds a bit like Banksy 2.0 to me. If you’ve got any investment nous, snap up his works now. In a couple of months time they’re likely to be on sale at Sotheby’s for tens of thousands of dollars.

NB. “Poster Boy can be anybody.”

Learn more about the Poster Boy concept from the man himself:

The insider’s guide to NYC

I’m not in love with New York.

This probably makes me different from most other Londoners I know who all seem to be enthralled with the Big Smoke.

I went there about 14 years ago so guess the joys of NYC are probably wasted on a kid but it just seemed so big and noisy and intense. I much prefer Miami Beach.

But the Village Voice’s Best of New York ’08 round-up has got me considering a trip. I adore the way that they have such random categories like,  Best Brooklyn Ruin, Best Dive for Holding a Conversation and Best Floral Jewellery:

Kristen “the Flower Lady”
Spring Street between Crosby and Broadway, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Soho is a real bloomer with Kristen “the Flower Lady” around. She’s a local vendor who usually stands next to a board tacked full of real flowers, seemingly frozen in time. But make no mistake about it: These aren’t lovely bouquets you put in a vase. They’re jewelry—earrings and necklaces made from real flowers encased in resin. Her biggest sellers are Dianthus (Sweet William), hydrangea, Scaevola (fan plant), and Queen Anne’s lace. Prices range from $20 to $60 for earrings and $30 to $150 for necklaces. As long as the weather’s good, expect her to be out and about and tell her we sent you.