Marcos Chin

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NYC illustrator Marcos Chin has recently updated his website and to my surprise I have never written of his efforts. My apologies for that but I guess it’s better late than never. Be sure to spend a little time sifting through his archive of work, he has some really great illustrations ready to inspire.

In case you would like to know more about him, here is his bio copied from his website:
MARCOS CHIN graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design, in Toronto, Canada. Since then, his work has appeared on book covers, advertisements, fashion catalogues, magazines, and CD covers. He has received a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, and has had his work published in numerous award annuals such as Communication Arts and American Illustration.

Perhaps the most recognizable work amidst his portfolio are the illustrations he has done for Lavalife’s international advertising campaign; appearing on subways, billboards, print and online.

Marcos has given lectures throughout the US and Canada and currently lives in New York City, where he teaches Fashion Illustration at the School of Visual Arts.”

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Munetaka Tokuyama

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Munetaka Tokuyama was born In Osaka, Japanmoves and moved to New York to work as an assistant in 2001. Four years later he was calling his own shots and has since worked for the rising force of Uniqlo. His photography is kinetic and he has a knack for capturing the personality of both his subject and the clothing they are in.

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Subway Inflated Sculptures

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Above is his latest creation and below his earlier sculptures.

Joshua Allen Harris is a NYC street artist who has been constructing some extremely unusual sculptures out of plastic bags that he attaches to the above ground vents of the city subway. When the train passes by underneath a gust of air rushes up through the vents filling and breathing life into the sculptures. You can see more of them in action at Wooster Collective. It’s an interesting combination of art and environment. I love the concept and I love that it stops people in their tracks and makes them think about where they are. It’s great when art can pull people into the moment and force them into the here and now, if only for a moment.

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