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Normally high minded design author extraordinaire and multi-blogger Steven Heller has cast his eye on New York Dick in a great piece on his Daily Heller blog. Does he like what he sees? Absolutely, maybe sort of, well, awesome!

It's hard for most of us to claim outright that we really love dick graffiti, or insist that it's worth in depth study, so a certain amount of intellectual reticence is to be expected on the subject. But the important thing is that; 1) we look, 2) we smirk, 3) we're unimpressed, 4) we're somewhat revolted, and 5) in a way we understand. Those are the five stages that characterize a healthy relationship with New York dickness.

So were these stages expressed in Mr. Heller's critique?

1) We look - "New Yorkers see coarsely drawn penises and vaginas on posters and billboards all the time"

2) We smirk - "why bother?"

3) We're unimpressed - "pseudo-scientific study"

4) We're somewhat revolted - "This kind of graffiti has been around for ages - starting in bathrooms"

5) In a way we understand - "out of the realm of mere voyeurism into social commentary"

Close enough! We at NYD feel that Heller wholesomely expresses a proper relationship to dick graphics and we are absolutely impressed with ourselves about being covered by him at Daily Heller. We enthusiastically recommend all of his books on graphic design and pop culture (over one hundred according to some sources) and offer up our sincere thanks for his interest and remarks. Check out some of his insights online, here;

Daily Heller at Imprint/Print magazine
T Magazine/New York Times
Bio at Steven Heller website



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Benjamen Walker (pictured above with book and microphone) the host and producer of the terrific radio show "Too Much Information", talked penises and posters with New York Dick author Galen Smith on his show on Monday January 17th. This episode, titled "What a Difference Makes", also featured Ken Bowser and Michael Ochs, Tim Wu, and TMI regulars Peter Choyce, Andrea Silenzi, and "Chris". This is a really great episode, listen for Galen Smith's comments late in the show and Benjamen Walker's oh so true take on the dicks of New York, "Every time I see one of these penises now I get kind of excited. It's like finally, proof that there are tons of people who feel the same way I do about our ever encroaching commercial world. Tons of people, and they're all saying the same thing, screw you. Really, it's awesome." 

Download or listen to "Too Much Information" from WFMU at http://wfmu.org/playlists/TI. You can also download podcasts of TMI from iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/too-much-information-benjamen/id349682430

Thanks to Benjamen Walker and the team at WFMU, 91.1 fm on your radio dial. "Too Much Information" is a truly interesting show that describes itself as "the sober hangover after the digital party has run out of memes, apps and schemes … in a world where everyone overshares the truth 140 characters at a time, telling tales might be the most honest thing to do." Please give it a listen. 



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Five hard questions, five long answers. Plenty of inside info on NYD is available now at Book Club Live in an easy to handle interview form. 

All the questions were deeply and smoothly probing, but "What's your personal favorite pic?" required the most soul searching. All of the images are special, but truthfully some are even more special than others.

One of the favorites has to be this beloved star (originally photographed on a poster headlined "Now Every Guy Can Get Some") who seems to really have the right take on the whole NYD experience, a little smug, a little perplexed, and a little stupid.

Please take a look at the entire interview at Book Club Live, and thanks to the BCL staff for taking the time to get the gory details on NYD.