21st Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, Manhattan
This large mural is featured on the side of PS11, overlooking the Chelsea school’s playground. I REA Approve the multi-story graphic because it semi-abstractly showcases all of the world’s flags in a mosaic pattern. I think it’s fun, colorful and clever.
– Daejin Youn, Graphic Designer
Johnson Street, just outside THE Polytechnic Institute of NYU in Brooklyn
I saw this recovered beam from the World Trade Center on my way to downtown Brooklyn. The twisted steel with curving bolts reminds passersby how powerfully violent and destructive September 11, 2001 was. I REA Approve this relic and plaque because they commemorate the 343 FDNY members who gave their lives on that horrific day. We will never forget.
– Brittany Phillip, Office Manager
I found this GIF animation on Gizmodo today. I approve the graphic because it’s a clever farce that blends retro and contemporary elements to comment on the market’s battle over smartphone platforms. Bugs always wins.
– Mark Thrapp, Graphic Designer
Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA
I discovered this alien mural on a trip to Cape Cod, Massachusetts over the summer. The outdoor artwork earns the title of REA Approved for its vibrant colors, playful subjects and overall unexpectedness.
– Ashley Lee, Graphic Designer