Interview: Stephen ESPO Powers on Brooklyn Museum’s Coney Island Extravaganza

Three exhibitions across different galleries depict the wonder, charm and entrepreneurial spirit of NYC's beach scene

Across an impressive three shows (opening today, 20 November 2015) Brooklyn Museum showcases the charm, spirit, strangeness and seediness that is New York’s Coney Island. “Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008” displays 140 diverse works—from paintings of the seaside during the 1870s to Depression-era artworks to current-day creations by the likes of Swoon and NYC graffiti writing royalty Daze. Another show “Forever Coney: …

Artist Towels by The World’s Best Ever

A collection of useful works of art with proceeds going to a good cause

In addition to his recent gallery opening, focused around the study of characters, The World’s Best Ever founder Dave Wilfert has another collaborative project worth paying attention to—and it’s for a noble cause. The FORBRADLEYCARBONE summer 2015 beach towels, which Wilfert helped to orchestrate, feature the art of three of today’s best creators: Michael Kagan, Curtis Kulig and Steve “ESPO” Powers. On top of that, …

Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day 2015

Make shopping a bit more bearable with a selection of creative gifts for that special someone—or just treat yourself

While merely hearing the words “Valentine’s Day” can cause reflexive groans, we happily accepted the shopping challenge the holiday provides. Below is our selection of creative items to show that special someone your heartfelt affection (or absolute loathing), be it a dedicated partner, disgruntled friend, adoring pet, or most importantly—yourself. Find even more year-round gift ideas in our Buy section, which is updated daily. You/Me …

Steve “ESPO” Powers Note Cards

The beloved NYC artist releases a set of syrupy sweet greeting cards

Beloved NYC-based artist Steve “Espo” Powers—famous for his very public love letters on walls from Philadelphia to Coney Island—officially retired from the graffiti game way back in 1999, but thankfully he continues to share his art with the world. Most recently, on his list of creations: a set of 12 notecards and envelopes that are launching today, 3 February. In his typically simple but entirely …