November 25, 2009

Installation Update

Today the vinyl went up on the window. The next step will be applying vinyl type to the ground. The type will reflect into the window.

November 24, 2009


Preparing to install my installation. Step One: the vinyl is printed and prepped for application.

November 20, 2009

After all the talk about installations I'm nearing the point of installing my own! Here is a shot of my location (more pictures to follow shortly!)

November 10, 2009

The Wall Project

Today is November 9, 2009. Twenty years ago the Berlin Wall was torn down. Now, on the 20th anniversary of that epic event The Wall Project is resurrecting the structure in Los Angeles. The Wende Museum on Wilshire Boulevard is hosting this dramatic installation from October 17-November 14. Artists involved in the making of this piece include Kent Twitchell, Shepard Fairey, and Thierry Noir. I am grateful I got to see this piece of history exactly 20 years from the day it was torn down. (Read more about the ceremony and installation here.)

November 8, 2009

Guerrilla Bikes

I'm in sunny California this week and have my eye out for creative installations and guerrilla marketing ideas. I came across this classic Schwinn chained to an electrical pole in Newport Beach. This picture was taken a few yards from the ocean. Beach-goers interested in seeing more of the area can rent a bike ($5.50-8 per/hour) to explore Newport and Balboa Island. This cute vintage bike was placed nearby to promote the sport. I came across the same idea two years ago in Charleston, SC. The city wanted to promote bike riding for various reasons (parking, environmental, etc.) and did a fabulous job putting together bike installations with themes and colors to match surrounding shops.

I dug up the old pictures from Charleston. The last image is of the Blue Bicycle Books store. The adorable blue bike with a stack of appropriately colored books is irresistible! Who wouldn't want to stop in to browse?