An Overheard Script for New York

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Last week, the Art Directors Club gallery in New York opened the doors to a sold out poster show called New York Types


The letterpress posters (on view until January 5) were created with words and phrases heard on the city streets; they were the latest installment of New York Writes Itself, an ongoing series of creative productions "fueled by the real people of New York." The series of stories, songs, art exhibitions, and a television pilot (coming soon), are all recorded by community "scribes" who submit what they've overheard to the project's online script.



The series of creative productions is backed by the creatives at recently opened New York office of Tony Burnett (creator of Tucan Sam, The Marlboro Man, The Jolly Green Giant, the Pillsbury Doughboy, and Tony the Tiger). 

In essence, the website is designed to connect the people of New York with the city's arts community. Locals can register online as "scribes" and submit short stories, quotations, and scenes to the "script," which is then available to creatives for inspiration. 

Check out more at New York Writes Itself

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Claire Lawton
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