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04.27.15 Liam Mathews

Amongst Banksy imitators, Hanksy ain’t got shit on Wanksy, an anonymous street art vigilante who draws pictures of dicks around potholes in Manchester, England, with the intention of attracting attention to the holes so they get fixed. As the English would say, it’s right bloody brilliant. Photo: Facebook It’s working, too. The dick holes are […]

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06.09.14 Marina Galperina

The giant pothole in the middle of the Hart St and Knickerbocker Ave intersection in Bushwick has been “fixed.” This bright yellow El Especialito newspaper box was creatively placed into the hole to warn drivers of the obstacle (by replacing it with a more noticeable one). The hole was big enough to partially submerge the […]

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09.10.12 Marina Galperina

Here’s how the brilliant little ad scheme from a Russian city-centric online paper URA went down: Spray paint the giant potholes with the faces of the politicians who forgot they promised to fix them, so that the holes function as their gaping, lying mouths. Then, document when the city services show up… to paint over […]

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03.10.10 Marina Galperina

Seems like foreign artists are more on top of city repairs than the city. First, a German artist lego-ed up our wall cracks and now a merry Canadian duo are drawing attention to dangerous NYC potholes by staging photographed fantasies narratively around some of our concrete craters. […]

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