Recycling Logos

Carv-a-que: Time Lapse

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For the last four years, I’ve been having a pumpkin carving barbecue (appropriately called the “carv-a-que”) at my place in Hoboken. Last year we created a time lapse video of the party. This year we had about 30 carvers and decided to reprise the recording. Below is the result.

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Don Citarella

Posted on

October 6th, 2014

Category

New York City

Fake Subway Signs

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Subway Art Blog has a wonderful collection of fake, manipulated, and humorous subway signs and posters, curated by Jowy Romano. Some of these are really clever.

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Don Citarella

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August 21st, 2014

Category

Environmental, Humor

Missed Connection

Missed Connection

I saw you on the Manhattan-bound Brooklyn Q train.

I was wearing a blue-striped t-shirt and a pair of maroon pants. You were wearing a vintage red skirt and a smart white blouse. We both wore glasses. I guess we still do.

You got on at DeKalb and sat across from me and we made eye contact, briefly. I fell in love with you a little bit, in that stupid way where you completely make up a fictional version of the person you’re looking at and fall in love with that person. But still I think there was something there.

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Don Citarella

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August 4th, 2014

Category

Miscellaneous

Urban Illumination

Shoe Toss lamps

If you’re on the hunt for a truly unique lamp to accessorize your living room, Etsy is a far better place to start than Ikea. Because that’s the only place you’ll be able to buy this illuminating creation from Ricochet Studio that looks like a pair of shoes tossed over a power line.

Those shoes, however, are made from porcelain with halogen bulbs hidden inside. But while the sneakers are fake, the power lines aren’t. They actually carry electricity to the shoes via their laces, and the sneakers can be adjusted and repositioned however you want them to hang.

There’s only one of the Shoe Toss lamps left, though, and if you want to string it up in your home you’ll have to scrounge up $2,000 and find a place where you’re not going to be constantly clotheslined by the cables.

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Don Citarella

Posted on

July 12th, 2014

Category

Product

Lego Masters

American Gothic

Marco Sodano, Art Director of Geometry Global in Milano Italy, created this unique campaign for Lego: All children are authentic artists with Lego.

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Don Citarella

Posted on

July 1st, 2014

Category

Advertising, Artistic

A Celebration of My Father’s Life

William Paul Citarella

My mom called me on Saturday and asked if I wouldn’t mind putting together a few words that I could read at my father’s Celebration of Life. She said that she heard of other similar events where nobody had read or said anything and she felt that they lacked a little in the spirit of the occasion. I tried to think a little about what that spirit was—honoring someone’s life rather than eulogizing it—and likened it more to The Oscars’ Lifetime Achievement Award than just an epitaph. In my research, I not only wasted hours on YouTube, listening to a lot of self-congratulatory back-patting and exaltation, but realized they all followed the same format. A Lifetime Achievement Award winner’s introduction started with how the introducer had met the award winner and followed quickly with a montage of his or her life.

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Don Citarella

Posted on

June 21st, 2014

Category

Rants