Favorite example of interesting outdoor typography
(commercial, public, signage, etc) in Manhattan?
DOT's Welcome to New York City sign on the West Side highway.
What do you consider the most beautiful building in Manhattan?
Roche and Dinkeloo's 1968 Ford Foundation on 42nd Street.
Where in Manhattan have you had a great
‘Eureka' moment? Can you explain?
In a cab on my way back into Manhattan from JFK airport during a snow storm. The way we do things in NYC is really energized because it's all a bit hack, and so there are always opportunities to get involved with things. It’s an open system.
What is your favorite public art piece in Manhattan?
The Rudolph de Harak clock down on John Street.
I have an unreasonable affection for it.
Best place to take a date in Manhattan?
Fat Radish at 6 or 7pm.
What is your favorite gallery or museum?
Which block would you tell a friend visiting Manhattan for the first time not to miss? Why?
I send people to the Highline. I think its really
enjoyable for vistors.
Where in Manhattan do you go when you want to escape the city hustle and enjoy a more natural setting?
Where was your first job in Manhattan located?
My first job was a gig my band "Rapid Deployment" had in 1983 at A7, on Avenue A and 7th Street, in Alphabet City. I suppose technically that was a gig not a job. My first design job in NY was at 2x4, at 180 Varick Street in West SoHo.
If you could live in any building in Manhattan, which one would it be? Why?
I'd live exactly where I currently live on Grand Street and Clinton in the Lower East Side. I love it.
Where in Manhattan would you spend
your last 10 dollars?
Grumpy's on Essex Street.
If you could display your best project anywhere in Manhattan, where would you choose to and why?
We'd display "Between Stations" in Grand Central Terminal to inspire worn out commuters before they head home—hopefully making "staring out the window" a more interesting experience.
If you were to design a postcard with a
specific Manhattan location, where would
that be? Why?
Seward Park, on the Lower East Side,
my favorite park in Manhattan.