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We at NYD are proud to announce that New York Dumb has received the highly coveted "Quality - Excellence - Design" accreditation from the Publishing Innovation Awards committee. At least we think it is highly coveted.

As the official email informs us our digital publication for iPad (available at iTunes!) received the Publishing Innovation Awards seal of approval, having gone through "a thirteen point checklist to ensure a high quality user experience." Well, ok then! 

We are enormously proud of New York Dumb and assure you that it is absolutely fascinating and reasonably priced (only $2.99!) So why the positive yet tepid praise from the Publishing Innovation Awards? Is dumbness not at the cutting edge of publishing innovation? Or is there a bit too much of it there? Either way we're doing our part to keep poster defacement dumbness at everyone's digital finger tips. 



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New York Dick has recently received some exciting online press coverage (or maybe more accurately aggregator coverage, which we love!) Please check out these fantastic sites, always filled with terrific cultural tips.

Most fab comment; "Awesome. A totally under-appreciated art form." Less fab comment; "Flagrant false advertising!" (Not about private detectives?) 

Most fab comment; "But now, some of those committing the crime are rewarded by having their work included in a new book about the carvings, stencils, doodles, and tags that cover promotional images across the city." (Nice accurate input, but not exactly an inspiring shout-out.)

Most Fab comment; not much comment here at all but we're very excited to be covered, tagged both "sex" and "graffiti", two of our favorite things!



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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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"You know something is wrong when you're collecting pictures of defiled subway posters that people have drawn penises on LOL." says Alex Gerrard on the Marketing Is Everywhere website. We at NYD agree with LOL, but we think the defacements (and the documenting there of) is something that is very, very right. In terms of marketing, New York Dick-ness is very informative and the schlong shout-out is a lot cheaper and more revealing than a focus group. But "dick-o-metrics" is hard to correlate with viewer click through, eyeball counts, and loss of brand equity.

Marketing Is Everywhere offers excellent insights to the world of brands, marketing and advertising along with definitions of marketing terms and case studies. Thanks to Alex Gerrard MIE readers not only have a chance to take a detailed look at marketing but also have the chance to look some rude counter-marketing right in its single fleshy eye. 



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Media and advertising critic Tim Nudd certainly knows that some ads can be a bit much, even dickish some might say. But after reading his report on a new ad campaign for Papercut that features posters pre-defaced with penises, friends of New York Dick asked if he would be interested in checking out a whole book of pecker on poster pictures and offering a few comments. 

We at NYD are very glad he agreed to take a peek. We're big fans of advertising mockery by penis but it's nice to see that the ad industry itself has a sense of humor (and some sympathy?) for our lewd additions to their outstanding product. Though there are some ups and downs, the dysfunctional relationship between ads and dick drawing consumers will continue as long as both partners joyfully take the other for idiots. 

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