Tuesday, May 29, 2012

"I ♥ New York"

In 1977, while working for the NY advertising agency, Wells Rich Greene, Milton Glaser created New York's most iconic image: the "I ♥ New York" graphic. Glaser, a graphic designer who was born in New York City in 1929, provided his design services pro bono to the state's campaign to boost tourism. The campaign included not only use of the logo, but also a song and television spots.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Touring Greenwich Village

Born in Canada, Beals was devoted to documenting New York City
In the first two decades of the 20th century, Greenwich Village became known as a rather eccentric enclave. Artists and writers, Arnarchists and liberated women, inhabited the neighborhood. "Greenwich Village is the American parallel of the Latin Quarter," The Dial observed in 1914, pointing out that "a member of Greenwich Village is a person of a sort and not too closely of a place: he is a Bohemian."

Curiosity about the neighborhood filled with restaurants, theater, art, radical politics, and nightlife was high; and the Bohemian crowd itself was willing to instruct the outsider. Anna Alice Chapin's 1920 Greenwich Village was a perfect guide to all things Greenwich Village.