16 March 2016

say it simple.

this public art installation is currently hand-painted on the corner of houston and mott streets. it's a lovely thing to stumble upon.

thirty years ago, the artists looked upon a bulletin board hanging in a ceramic factory in thailand and saw this code of conduct looking back. the text has lived many lives since then -- as a postcard, a screen print, a book cover, a mural on a wall in zurich. every time the artists reproduce it, they work from stencils they created from a photograph.

it's called how to work better, but it seems to me a valuable, enduring approach to the everyday -- really, simply, how to live better.

1 comment:

  1. Like! ;) This is good. Cool to hear the history behind it as well.