Tokyo Storefronts by Mateusz Urbanowicz

In the words of the artist Mateusz Urbanowicz:

When I moved to Tokyo, more than 3 years ago I was really surprised that upon my walks I encountered so many shops still in business in really old buildings. Differently to Kobe, where the earthquake wiped out a lot of these old downtown houses and shops, in Tokyo they still survive.

I chose the best reference pictures from the ones I took during my explorations and decided to make an illustration series of old Tokyo storefronts. 

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Former Lerner, Downtown Atlanta, Georgia
Photo by Wendy Darling

Former Lerner, Peachtree St., just south of Five Points Station, Downtown Atlanta. Would love to see pic of how it used to look. All the buildings in this area of downtown are great actually, it’s just most of them have been degraded and severely neglected.


Storefront for Art and Architecture by Steven Holl & Vito Acconci

Chinatown/Little Italy/SoHo area, New York, USA

Canon EOS 60D, 17-40mm f.4 lens



Double David | Storefront for Art & Architecture


Storefront for Art + Architecture held its spring benefit on Tuesday night at the Rafael Vinoly-designed 432 Park Avenue. For the past 33 years, Storefront has earned a reputation as an upstart gallery-cum-think tank. Occupying a tiny, porous exhibition space on the Lower East Side, the institution has picked apart the architectural intricacies (excesses, some might say) of neoliberalism.

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