Special Graffiti Unit Magazine Box at Bowery and Stanton

Posted on: June 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 am by

Its placement at the corner of Bowery and Stanton Street is subtle yet suspicious.  A black magazine box with white lettering that is at once out of place, kinda like a “what’s-wrong-with-this-picture” street scene.  Inside the container are dozens of leaflets advertising a photo blog called Streets of Liverpool.

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This new sidewalk addition is the guerrilla handiwork of an online Zine called the Special Graffiti Unit.  As such, it’s meant as a vehicle of promotion for their recently-published second issue, stuffed with stories penned by the so-called Peter Pan Posse.  Yet don’t expect the box to stay here too long on the now-poppin’ Bowery 2.0.  There are monied interests at hand.

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Meanwhile, the SGU publication itself successfully captures that analog feel of old Zines in a digital space, and seems tailor-made for the iPad generation.

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