Category: Art

Portland Wild in Willamette Week

Portland Wild Featured in Willamette Week’s “Best of Portland”

PortlandWild, my google maps mash up of the city’s extensive network of beautiful murals, special “Heritage Trees” and Little Free Libraries made it into Willamette Week’s Best of Portland 2019 as a Best of Internet! Portland streets are filled with...

/ August 1, 2019

A Seattle Flag for the Amazon Era

Here’s my flag design entry for The Stranger’s contest to design a new Seattle flag: The new flag represents the ubiquity of Amazon’s influence in the city and its literal penetration of city hall, beginning with its $350,000 “donation” to...

/ July 25, 2019
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Librarian Builds Little Free Library Inside a Tree Stump

When I launched Portland Wild last fall as a map driven guide to Portland’s urban wilderness, a number of people asked me why I included public street art, the city’s heritage trees and Little Free Libraries. I don’t think I’d...

/ January 22, 2019
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You Can, In Portland Hunt for Street Art Murals

I do like this advertising campaign by the W+K agency, “You Can, In Portland.” It’s super cute and very much like the city, just needed some white people and homeless people* in the background to make it real. And, I...

/ December 4, 2018
emma forever ago

Emma, Forever Ago on Soundbreaking

“Emma, Forever ago” holds a few of my favorite tracks. I like this short clip of Justin Vernon interviewed on the the late Beatles’ producer George Martin’s Soundbreaker. It highlights his use of the Mac’s ProTools to build an environment for him...

/ December 1, 2018

Girls Riding Wolf Underwater Dreamscape – Portland Murals

Since I began collecting photos of Portland’s street art for PortlandWild, I’ve found a large number of beautiful murals I didn’t know existed. However, one from my neighborhood remains a favorite. It appears to show two young girls, riding a...

/ November 13, 2018

Google Protecting Privacy of Inhabitants of Street Murals

In development of Portland Wild, I discovered Google blurring the faces depicted in public art murals.

/ October 23, 2018