1970s 2013 advertising Adweek AIDS Amazon ancient Andy Warhol animation anti-authoritarianism App Store arrested art prize artist Ascii penis Australia Banksy barber shop bathroom beard Benjamen Walker Bin Laden Black Book black Friday blizzard Bodleian book Book Club Live brands Brett Murray bridge cartoon Cemetery Junction chicks chorus girls Christmas Clark H. Penis coffee table book comments Conan O'Brien contest Contest winners copyright cornball royale Cutting Daffy Duck Daily Show Dali Darger Darth Vader decay Defaced defacement diagram Dick Widget digital DiMaggio Downing Street Duchamp dumb educational England enhancement Evolution exotic Facebook Fairey federal court film first purchase Flavorwire flower penises Fox News Fun or Dumb Gaddafi gigantotomy Girls Giuliani Gothamist graffiti graffiti penis Grumbler guilty Halloween costume head switch Hitler holiday sales Hop international interview iPad Japan Jason Jones jihaad Johnson award Johnson awards jokes Jon Hamm penis Jon Stewart Justin Bieber penis Kanamara Kanye West Ke$ha Keith Haring Kim Kardashian Kimye Lena Dunham library luxury macaroni Mamma Mia map maps Marketing Mars penis Mei Dick MetaFilter Minute to win it Mona Eltahawy Moustache Man movie movie stars mustache mustache man naming New world order New Year new york Nick Swardson nominees Nvrmnd NYC subway obey on sale Oxford Pamela Hall penis penis drawings penis emoticon penis festival penis graphic philosophy Picasso political comment politics Pop Curious Porky the Pig portrait poster posters press proud penis Publishing Innovation Awards Putin ranking Ricky Gervais riots robots Russia sales Santa sci-fi Sean Bell seasons greetings sentenced signage SNL snow penis song South Africa space Spirit rover Splice Today Spring St. Petersburg Star Wars Steven Heller storm trooper stylist Sudden Wealth Syndrome Superbad Sweden Thanksgiving Tim Gunn Too Much INformation t-shirt turkey UK US Open Valentine's day Vice video visitors Walmart Walton Weiner Westboro Baptist Church WFMU Woolford xmas Zapiro Zara Zuckerberg Zuma
DICKISH & DUMB TOPICS

DROLL DETAILS (info & help for New York Dumb for iPad and New York Dick)

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –            –  

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –            – 

ABOUT NEW YORK DUMB FOR THE iPAD

New York Dumb

Subversive and absurd, perverted and playful, New York Dumb - Not-so-clever graffiti on New York advertising posters showcases more than a hundred examples of rude, crude and slightly stupid poster defacements found in the New York City subway system. A dim-witted gallery of mustaches, zombie eyes, broken teeth, smart-alecky remarks, and anatomically absurd doodles — NYD is the collected works of a fed-up crowd sending a counter message to the powerhouses of popular communication. It’s New York attitude meets New York advertising savvy, with dumb and disrespectful results.

--  More than a hundred examples of classic poster modifications; mustaches, zombie eyes, knocked out teeth, doodled ding-dongs and very rude comments
--  Zoom in on comment defacements for a closer, weirder look
--  Expandable thumbnails of the posters present the comments in their original pop-cultural context
--  Captions with each poster recap the headline (often as weird and unclever as the the comments)
--  Nine of the most critical defacement types are gathered in special galleries for quick comparison
--  Swipe through the screens one by one or scan for favorites in thumbnail or contents views
--  An introductory essay gives a brief explanation of the New York subway’s advertising environment and New Yorker’s perverse relationship to it; part idiotic, part confrontational, all disrespectful

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –            – 

How the New York Dumb app functions
NYD was created using the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, a simple and stable method of creating content apps for the iPad. NYD is currently optimized for use on the iPad 2 but is fully functional on the iPad 3. Interacting with NYD is very similar to interacting with iPad based magazines such as Wired, Popular Science or Martha Stewart Living. Basic actions include swiping to move forward or back through the screens, tapping to zoom in on images, dragging zoomed in images to pan, and tapping thumbnails to access pop-up images.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –            – 

Known problems and how to address them
New York Dumb currently has no known errors. Please report any problem with the app by emailing us using the form accessed under the above heading TALK DUMB TO ME. If this email form is not working properly please email us directly at hardscrabbleprojects@gmail.com. After the problem is accessed we will contact you with recommendations on how to address the problem and post the issue and it's correction status here.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –            – 

Downloading New York Dumb
NYD is a fairly large download and depending on your internet connection it may take several minutes to download the app. If the download does not seem to be progressing you may have to cancel and try again, and/or re-log in and restart the download.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –            – 

Look inside New York Dumb for iPad

The five screens of New York Dumb pictured below are prime examples of the rich and sophisticated scrawls documentated in New York Dumb, click on the image for a more detailed look. 


Teeth - Only flash the ones you don’t want to keep 

Addicted to Beauty - Injecting Drama...Into Tuesdays 

Mustaches and beards - Classic hirsute heroes 

Have you ever made a really big mistake? - Norbit 

Dinner for Smucks - Star Wars, Spike

 

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –            – 

Contact Hardscrabble Projects, creators of New York Dumb
Please email us any comments or input you have regarding New York Dumb by using the form accessed under the above heading TALK DUMB TO ME. If this email form is not working properly please email us directly at hardscrabbleprojects@gmail.com.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –            – 


ABOUT NEW YORK DICK

The beautifully printed hardcover edition of New York Dick is available at all online book retailers. For more info on New York Dick please visit the NYD page at Mark Batty Publisher (which features a great slide show with more spreads from the book) or check out the NYD press release on the publisher's site.

 

NEW YORK DICK
Lewd drawings and obnoxious comments on New York City advertising posters 
By Galen Smith
128 pages - 7.5 x 7.5 inches  
Hardcover - Color throughout 
Over 100 images 
Published by Mark Batty Publisher 

 

 

 

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –            – 

Look inside New York Dick
Five spreads of New York Dick for your viewing pleasure, click on the image for a more detailed look. 

Date My Ex, No Ex On The First Date

Money CAN Buy You Love. The Millionaire Matchmaker 

 

Super Attractor

Your Style. Tim’s Rules. Tim Gunn’s Guide To Style

You Don’t Mess With The Zohan - Blades Of Glory, Kick Some Ice 

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –            – 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Galen Smith is the creative director of Hardscrabble Projects, and a dedicated documenter of advertising poster defacements. Over the last four years he has gathered thousands of examples of lewd doodles and obnoxious comments added to posters in the New York City subway system. He lives in Brooklyn New York. 

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –            – 

A DISCLAIMER FOR NEW YORK DICK AND NEW YORK DUMB
All copyrighted or trademarked imagery seen in the the photographs that are presented in New York Dick and New York Dumb are the sole property of their respective owners. All the defacements presented in the book and app were found and photographed in public areas and were clearly visible to the general public at the time they were photographed, the author of New York Dick and New York Dumb did not create or facilitate their creation in any way. The views expressed by the anonymous defacers of these posters are not those of the author or the publisher and are presented here as documentation of a societal phenomena. The author and publisher do not in any way wish to imply that we support any acts of illegal vandalism or copyright infringement.