Tag Archives: San Francisco

No Pulp Fictions

TBTP followers already know that I’m a sucker for art installations that incorporate books. So, an artwork that includes rescued discarded books from the last century is right up my alley. Enclosed Content Chatting Away in the Colour Invisibility¬†by Amsterdam-based … Continue reading

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I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder

Happy Poetry Day

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Coast to Coast

Brooklyn-based designer Tom Harman took a three day train journey from New York City to San Francisco this September. Along the way, he took short videos using his iPhone. He edited the footage into a compelling under five minute video. … Continue reading

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Craft Endures

If you have followed the career of travel show host/celebrity chef/author and raconteur Anthony Bourdain, you won’t be surprised to hear that he has collaborated with the makers of Balvenie single malt whisky to create a series of short films … Continue reading

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Turn Over A New Leaf

If you read this blog on a regular basis, you probably are aware of my unnatural proclivity for all things cartographic. So it will be no surprise that I love Brooklyn-based graphic artist Andrew Martis’ brilliant leaf-inspired cartography. The poster-sized … Continue reading

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NYC vs SF

East Coast vs West Coast, New York City vs San Francisco, everyone has an opinion on which is better. After moving from NYC to San Francisco, writer and comedian Sarah Cooper noticed some striking differences and turned her perceptions into … Continue reading

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Call Allen Ginsberg

I nearly forgot to mention that this is National Poetry Month. To celebrate San Francisco’s literary heritage and to commemorate the Beat Poets, a clever cabal of contemporary hipsters developed the “Call Allen Ginsberg” project. They installed street art pieces … Continue reading

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What makes San Francisco San Francisco

I love quirky hand drawn maps and I’m a big fan of London-based illustrator and cartographer Jenni Sparks, whose funky maps capture the¬†spirit of great cities. Sparks has created a dizzyingly detailed map of San Francisco that’s just jam-packed with … Continue reading

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Airport Art

If you’ve flown anywhere recently, it may be difficult to consider an airport as a work of art, but designers Ryan and Heidi at 08 Left have somehow managed to capture the elegance of airport design. You can see more … Continue reading

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Little Cable Cars Climb Halfway to the Stars

I’m a sucker for all of those great photo mashups that are popping up online every day. You know, the ones that blend historic images with shots of the same contemporary scene. But photographer Michael Raziano has his own take … Continue reading

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