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May, 2011:

Featured Fade – Cinzano Liquor Ad – Near Vercelli, Italia – Diego D’Alba

Ghemme di Valsesia © Diego D'Alba

Rosario Dawson & Jane Fonda @ Cannes 2011

Jane Fonda's photo: Rosario Dawson was having lunch on the terrace. We're on the board of Eve Ensler's V-Day, a global effort to stop violence against women and girls. Rosario is one swell, fierce lady!!
Jane Fonda on WhoSay

May 30, 2011

Rosario Dawson was having lunch on the terrace. We’re on the board of Eve Ensler’s V-Day, a global effort to stop violence against women and girls. Rosario is one swell, fierce lady!!

– Jane Fonda

Artistic Press – Manhattan Avenue – Greenpoint, Brooklyn

© Vincenzo Aiosa

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A Tree Falls on West Fourteenth Street & Eighth Avenue – NYC

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Canal Street Signs: Motor Inc – Known For Values – NYC

© Frank H. Jump

All Sizes Stocked - Telephone exchange BEekman-3 © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Blankets – Raincoats – Manhattan Avenue & Green Street – Greenpoint, Brooklyn

© Vincenzo Aiosa

...Gain Work © Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Guest Featured Fade: Of Palimpsests & Pentimento: Discovering hidden treasures in Washington, D.C. – By Arnold Berke

Pasternak © Arnold Berke - CLICK FOR FLICKR SLIDESHOW!

Often the relic remains in full view—a “palimpsest” or object that echoes its history, a surface feature that probes within. Or, like the Pasternak sign, it slumbers hidden for years, until alterations bring it back to light. A similar process, pentimento, marks painting, as writer Lillian Hellman wrote in her eponymous memoir: “Old paint on a canvas, as it ages, sometimes becomes transparent. Arnold Berke – for the National Trust for Historic Preservation – May 16, 2011

For more on Pentimento:

pentimento-pentimento (plural pentimenti) is an alteration in a painting showing that the artist has changed his mind as to the composition during the process of painting. The word derives from the Italian pentirsi, meaning to repent.

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Street art and photography

The term has sometimes been used in a modern sense to describe the appearance of the sides of buildings with painted advertising. Often they are painted over with newer ads and the paint wears away to reveal the older layers.

Examples of this can be found at http://www.fadingad.com and http://www.frankjump.com that had been taken by Frank H. Jump in Amsterdam, 1998. The caption was “Amsterdam August 1998- This an example of what I call “ediglyph” – where fading ads and graffiti intersect”. http://www.fadingad.com/009.html

(taken from Wiki-pedia)


Keep A Breast Foundation – The Non-Toxic Revolution Campaign

Seattle –

The Non-Toxic Revolution Campaign

Ballard Bridge Overpass - NW Market St & 15th Avenue NW - KABF

Ballard Bridge Overpass - NW Market St & 15th Avenue NW - KABF

University District NE 45th Street & 12th Avenue NE - KABF

Qwest Field - 1st Avenue South - KABF

Crossroads Trading Company - 325 Broadway Avenue East - KABF

Golden Gardens Park - 8498 Seaview Place NW - KABF

The Keep A Breast Foundation announces the Non Toxic Revolution campaign. The goal of the Non Toxic Revolution (NTR) is to inform and educate young people about the dangers of toxic chemicals in our environment and food supply and the link to breast cancer. The program focuses on prevention as a means to maintain long-term health and well-being by providing alternatives so that young people everywhere can make educated decisions.

Keep A Breast has partnered with the design firm Studio Number One founded by artist Shepard Fairey, to create a campaign that will ––encourage youth to embrace prevention as a deterrent to breast cancer and other diseases. NTR strives to enlighten youth about some of thecommon toxins that scientists and informed health advocates are advising thepublic to avoid. Keep A Breast believes the more this generation understands, the better choices they will make to stay healthy and cancer-free.

“I have been a supporter of The Keep A Breast Foundation for over 10 years,” stated Fairey. “When they asked me to be a part of their Non Toxic Revolution initiative, I jumped on the chance to help create images. Social causes and issues related to art is what drives the Obey Awareness projects, so a graphic program for Keep A Breast to raise awareness about toxic chemicals was a perfect fit. Breast cancer prevention is personal for me because I have lost two Aunts to breast cancer, and my Mother is a breast cancer survivor. I feel privileged to work with KAB and hope that the work my studio, Studio Number One, and I created can be helpful to this important cause.”

The campaign that launches today includes information on how to make your environment non toxic by following ten simple rules for different aspects of your life including: Your House, Your Mouth, Your Body, Plastic Sucks, Heart and Soul and Your Pet. Visit wwww.kabntr.org to learn how NTR will break down scientific journals into easy to read and comprehend tips, as well as educate people on how they can get involved and petition for safer products and better legislation.

NTR will embark– on a 8-city tour to help inspire and educate young people about toxic chemicals infecting our food, products, and environment. The campaign tour will strive to be as non toxic as possible starting with a truck converted to run on vegetable oil – With a team of volunteers, artists and activists embedded in each city, the tour seeks to educate, inspire and activate individuals to be more aware of the harmful and cancerous toxic chemicals found in our food and environment have on all of us.  – KABF

Portland –

The Non-Toxic Revolution Campaign

Acme Artwalk - Portland, OR - The Non-Toxic Revolution - KABF




Burnside Skatepark Overhang - KABF

KABF - NTF Horse

Hotel Jermyn – Cleland-Simpson Company [1878-1906] – Scranton, PA

© Frank H. Jump

The Cleland Simpson building is the former site of the Globe Department Store which closed in 1994.