NYC Recycling Maps

April 28, 2017

By Tab Byrum

At our house, we love maps and globes and we also love art so when I found the New York City Recycling Maps booth at the Chelsea Market this past weekend in New York City I was SO happy. Artist Kevin Marcell is combining recycling and art to produce wonderful works, he’s silk screening famous images from the Big Apple onto discarded New York City bicycling maps, these are all handmade prints and collages. He’s had shows in Europe as well as selling his wares in NYC, I bought one of his works and will definitely be watching what he does. If you’d like to see more of his work check out his website and shop here. Here are a few images today, have a wonderful weekend and Enjoy!!! (above image NYC Collage)

This is the print I bought, Canal Street, although mine has no color, it’s just all black and white. There’s so much detail when you look at it in person, you can make out the people’s faces as well as graffiti on the walls. I can’t wait to get it framed. 

This Williamsburg Bridge print is what originally caught my eye and drew me into the NYC Recycling Maps booth, I didn’t buy it but I may need to order it. So cool!!!

Don’t you love the colors used in this screened image? You can literally see the movement of the cars on the street. 

This is the Chrysler Building print, you can see the detail on the top of the Chrysler Building as well as the windows of the apartment buildings in the foreground. 

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  • NYC Recycling maps

    Hi Tab!

    Thanks so much for showing us! Your blog looks great and we feel honoured to have been featured 🙂 so glad you like the work and have a lovely print at home. We are currently in the process of launching a new 3rd booth in soho with Artists and Fleas, so if you ever come back to NYC be sure to stop by and say hi to us there!

    Kevin & NYC Recycling maps team

    • Tab Byrum

      I’m glad you liked the post and the blog. I can’t wait to get my map print framed and up in our home. Keep up the beautiful work and please let me know when you have new works.

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