Tag Archives: street art

The Pitch: The Last American Indian on Earth

  This post is part of “The Pitch” series, which follows up with socially conscious creatives who submitted to the inaugural Benevolent Media Pitch Night competition in November 2012. At the event, held in Washington, D.C., 13 different projects and organizations presented 3-minute proposals on how to use storytelling and design for social good, for a chance to win […]

The Pitch: Guardians of the City

This post is part of “The Pitch” series, which follows up with socially conscious creatives who submitted to the inaugural Benevolent Media Pitch Night competition in November 2012. At the event, held in Washington, D.C., 13 different projects and organizations presented 3-minute proposals on how to use storytelling and design for social good, for a […]

With Love and Light: The Story Behind “New York Loves Boston”

As law enforcement officials intensify their investigation into Monday’s bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, activist-artist Grayson Earle recounts a creative response to the tragedy. 3:44 PM Alexander: um 3:45 PM a bomb just exploded at the boston marathon me: what?? The news hit me in that familiar way. I was in […]

Q&A with Gregg Deal: Humor, Irony and Street Art

  Early in his career, artist Gregg Deal was asked, “Can you make your work more Indian?” As a card-carrying member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, he said he considers himself “a Native artist with a Native voice,” but the comment caused him to take a step back and re-examine his work. He now […]

Q&A with Liz Belfer and Lea Faminiano: Designing Superheroes for Cities

  A youth development program located in New York City, Guardians of the City, encourages schoolchildren to become involved in their community by combining social issues with public art. The goal of the project is “to empower children to take ownership of their community and raise awareness for positive change.” (Check out our previous post about the program here.) […]

Guardians of the City: Kid-Powered Street Art for Good

  It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a Guardian of the City! A public art project in New York City calls on schoolchildren to design imaginary superheroes to “protect” their communities. The project was created as part of a thesis project by two MFA students, Liz Belfer and Lea Faminiano, at Parsons The New School for […]