Street Graphics New York

Barry Dawson

New York is the world capital of street graphics—a creative kaleidoscope of urban ephemera in the form of signs, symbols, graffiti, murals, and advertising. Its innovative ideas, styles, and mediums quickly become international.


Street Graphics New York documents the emotionally charged street imagery of the city post-September 11th. New York landmarks are represented in chic fashion advertising and on iconic tourist souvenirs. Ethnic diversity is signified through a cultural smorgasbord of restaurant signs. Jazz Age vitality, brash Sixties Pop Art, hip graffiti, stencil and sticker art - throughout, Barry Dawson's skilled eye portrays the energy and humanity of New York through visual themes that surprise, intrigue, and amuse. Here is a rich sourcebook for designers, a quirky visitors' guide, and a historical document of a time that changed New York, America, and the world.


Barry Dawson