Tag: Travel


Brilliant Art – Street Printing

Using public street fixtures as printing elements, the artist collective behind Berlin-based Raubdruckerin (pirate printer) produces shirts and bags imprinted with manhole covers, vents, and utility grates. The overlooked geometric patterns and typographic forms of urban signage make surprisingly nifty graphics for shirts. The collective applies ink directly to the streets and prints on-site in locations like Amsterdam, Lisbon, and Paris and then sell their creations through an online shop.

Source: Pirate Printers: Shirts and Totes Printed Directly on Urban Utility Covers | Colossal

Summer Afternoon

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

– Henry James

The Fleet on Lake Calhoun. Minneapolis, Minnesota. July 17, 2016

The Gravity of London Shoe Artwork

There are many theories, but no one is quite sure where the practice of throwing shoes over raised urban infrastructure started. Some suggest bullies take shoes from other kids and toss them over power and telephone lines; other think it could be a way of marking gang or drug-dealing territories. Or perhaps people just make and lose bad bets, paying the price with sore feet.

Source: Anti-Gravity Boots: London Shoe Artwork Defies Laws & Physics | Urbanist

The Art of Rain

An evening thunderstorm in Uptown – Minneapolis, Minnesota. Another reason why I live here.

Dear United Kingdom, About That Brexit

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Photo via Flickr Jenny Mealing: (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

Howdy United Kingdom,

So, I heard from Australia that you’re having a rough patch with Europe.

Look, I get it, she high maintenance, but I wouldn’t have bailed her out…TWICE…if I didn’t think she wasn’t pretty awesome.

Here’s the deal…you’re together…and need each other.

So don’t do something batshit crazy (and I’m talking from experience) like vote to leave her tomorrow.

I know you can make it work, because deep down you care about each other. I feel it in every fiber of my Stars and Stripes.

Buddy, stay with Europe and I’ll make sure to take care of this god awful Trump Rash by November. Deal?

Later Bro,

United States

P.S. Nice to see England, Wales and Northern Ireland make it into Euro 2016 knockout stage. BTW: we put those cases of single malt that you sent to good use after last night’s thrashing by Argentina (Messi…what were we thinking?)