Chalk drawings on the sidewalks of Manhattan have gotten more professional and more prevalent in the last year.
But I’ve never caught a chalk artist ‘in the act’ until today.
I know lettering is an art unique to each hand, but I was curious how they made the colors so saturated.
The secret? Water. They dip the chalk in water.
I was kinding expecting something…more.
Posted in Art, Design, Humor, Life
Tagged art, chalk, design, Humor, life, New York City, saturated color, sidewalk, water
A chance viewing on the great Google machine inspired the question:
With all the bizarre holidays out there, why don’t we celebrate Funny Chalkboard Sign Day?
There are so many really funny chalkboard signs outside bars and restaurants…and I think they deserve some recognition.
I posted some of the my favorites below.
Have you seen others that deserve a shout out? Post them in the comments. And look for the national holiday coming soon.
A chalkboard sign would be a really good place to promote it…
Posted in Advertising, Art, Design, Holiday, Humor, Internet, Life, Restaurants
Tagged advertising, art, bars, bizarre holidays, Business, chalk, chalk dust, chalkboard, comments, design, Funny Chalkboard Sign Day, Google, holidays, Humor, Internet, interwebs, life, national holiday, restaurants, second glance, sense of humor, when the dust settles
Hey Bloomberg, before you go:
Is this size Coca-Cola allowed here in New York City?
Gotcha — it’s chalk art!
Pretty realistic, huh?
Posted in Advertising, Art, Design, Food, Humor, Life
Tagged advertising, art, chalk, chalk art, Coca-Cola, Coke, design, food, Humor, life, Mayor Bloomberg, New York City, the real thing
My neighborhood streets were so quiet this morning. Rory and I only saw two delivery men and another man walking his dog. The hustle and bustle of New York City?
Not on Labor Day.
So I noticed little things I normally miss.
This little guy guards the entrance to an apartment building near my post office. I’ve walked this path for five years, and this is the first time he has caught my eye.
(As a Kentucky native, I am especially embarrassed to admit this.)
My friend Dick sits on this stoop most afternoons. Rory and I stop by and catch up on the neighborhood gossip during our walks.
Apparently Tyler chatted with Dick yesterday, too.
And these blooms were hanging on a tree on my street.
A nice end to a lovely morning walk.
Posted in Dogs, Holiday, Life, Summer, Walking
Tagged apartment building, blooms, chalk, Dogs, flowers, gossip, Holiday, horse, Kentucky, Labor Day, life, mornings, neighborhood, New York City, post office, stoop, walking