Where are those street artists in lower Manhattan who make children's nameplates?
December 12, 2008 5:09 AM Subscribe
Manhattan street artist filter: If you frequent lower Manhattan, have you ever seen the artists who create colorful, illustrated nameplates for children on the spot? Please tell me where you have seen them working in recent weeks.
posted by sacre_bleu to media & arts (11 answers total)
I have one for my two older children, but have not gotten one for my youngest child. I would like to present them as a set, so I need one more.
The finished piece of art is severely rectangular, about 8 by 28 inches. The artists appeared to use pieces of cardboard dipped in an oil paint or similar medium, and used the cardboard as their "brush." One has letters built of dolphins, the other is decorated with pandas and flowers. They cost $15-$20.
I have a person in NYC who will get the piece for me and send it on. But they have not spotted these artists working in the time they have devoted to the search. All the artists I saw working in this fashion were Asian men and women, but it might have caught on with others.
If you have seen these artists at work recently, please say where and at what hour? Thank you, MeFi.