Tag Archive for 'nyc'

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Shopdropping Fake Products

New York’s TrustoCorp recently did a bit of shopdropping in local delis and grocery stores. That Bulemia bar sure looks yummy! Check out more of their product alterations.

In other news, here’s a shopdropping project in Colorado that was investigated by federal agents:

Update to the story – the artist was charged with 2 years probation and fined $1,000.

Improv Everywhere Ghostbusters Prank in the New York Public Library

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edited by Matt Adams / song by Tyler Walker

Read the full write up with tons of photos at Improv Everywhere.

Altered Delivery Menus

New York artist Liz Filardi was tired of getting delivery menus slipped under her door and shoved in her face on the street. So she began collected them and adding her own messages that more accurately describe the interaction between the solicitor and solicited. She then passed them out herself on the streets.

More photos.

Astoria Scum River Bridge

We love this project by Jason Eppink and Posterchild. An urban prank that prompts local government to fix a problem. How great is that?

Astoria Scum River Bridge project page

David Livingston’s Big Dick Series

David Livingston‘s Big Dick series of videos is cracking us up. He explains on his site:

I see art as a performance, enacted either in crowds of strangers or in the privacy of my studio. In Manhattan’s financial district, I wore a six foot long felt penis sewn together and stuffed with sofa upholstery. During this and subsequent performances, I was fascinated by the public’s reactions (laughter, avoidance, offense) and my own (pride, liberation, shame) as I parodied the figure of the downtown businessman using childish humor.

See more videos on his vimeo page.

Improv Everywhere’s No Underwear Subway Ride: Uncensored

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edited by Matt Adams / song by Tyler Walker

In case you didn’t get the memo, the Improv Everywhere video we posted last week was an April Fool’s Day hoax.

Read all about it: No Underwear Uncensored

Improv Everywhere’s No Underwear Subway Ride

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From IE:

For our latest mission, over 1,000 people rode the subway without underwear or pants in New York City. Our annual No Pants Subway Ride has been a tradition for years, and we decided it was time to up the ante. Riders spread out over four different subway lines to surprise and delight everyday New Yorkers riding the train. Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos. We have blurred out the private parts of all the riders to keep the documentation safe for work.

No Underwear Subway Ride

New Improv Everywhere: Ted’s Birthday

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For Improv Everywhere’s latest mission, 30 people throw a birthday party for a random stranger in a bar.

See the photos and read the report: Ted’s Birthday

Improv Everywhere’s No Pants Subway Ride 2010 Video

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From Improv Everywhere:

On Sunday, January 10th, 2010 over 5,000 people took off their pants on subways in 44 cities around the world. In New York, the 9th Annual No Pants! Subway Ride had over 3,000 participants, spread out over six meeting points and ten subway lines.

See the full report and photos: No Pants Subway Ride 2010

Awesome Digital Billboard Alteration

Posterchild did quite a few digital billboard alterations during his stay in New York last year (including one very special one), but this might be our favorite. The face is of Star Fox character Andross. Even if, like me, you have no idea who it is, it’s pretty damn cool looking!

Andross project page