25th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues, Manhattan
Do you recognize the reference in this window display? I REA Approve this Chelsea storefront by Manex (a mannequin manufacturer) because it recreates Maxell’s iconic “Blown Away Guy” ad.
– Barbra Tolentino, Graphic Designer
Chuck Close is a living artist whose unique methods and amazing life story I really admire. I REA Approve his photorealism portraits because I love his use of grids, bold colors, and calculated brushstrokes.
– Brian Keeler, Graphic Designer
Union Station, Washington D.C.
These hexagonal coffers line the ceiling of the Main Hall in D.C.’s historic transportation hub. I REA Approve the overhead design for its long, hypnotizing pattern complemented by the multi-pane windows.
– Francisca Ovalle, Copywriter
Paper Presentation, 18 Street between 5th & 6th Avenues
This artwork is currently on display in the stationary store’s window. It’s a rather complex-looking piece simply made from paper and staples. I REA Approve it because it’s the perfect welcome sign for spring, only a week away.
– Daejin Youn, Graphic Designer
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
I saw this sculpture while on vacation last October; it sat outside a museum not far from the Mont Royal Park. I REA Approve the 3D silhouette because it’s so appropriately graphic art – sculpted typography.
– Mark Thrapp, Production Designer
19 Street and Sixth Avenue, Chelsea
I REA Approve this window display in front of Manhattan’s Bed Bath & Beyond – the one-stop-shop for all savvy New Yorkers. The colorful structure is clever, fun and eye-catching in a neighborhood whose tenants compete for attention. It also looks good enough to eat.
– Ashley Lee, Graphic Designer
Union Square subway station
I REA Approve this ad’s use of icons as wallpaper. The style isn’t new – it’s been popular for almost two years now, but the poster’s bright primary and secondary colors caught my eye.
– Irasema Rivera, Creative Director