New LISA Project Mural at Allen Street Hotel is a Plug for ‘Five Points Festival’

Posted on: May 19th, 2017 at 5:12 am by

Where Tristan Easton’s ad-mural for Guess failed, another in this style is currently underway beside the Allen Street Hotel.

The hoteliers reactivated a relationship with the Little Italy Street Art Project to bring street artist KaNO to the corner of Rivington Street. The new artwork is actually a plug for the inaugural Five Points Festival, a designer toy and comic show at Pier 36 this weekend (aka Basketball City).

KaNO’s 40-foot mural, co-sponsored by Lagunitas beer, is meant to “honor” the new festival, and highlight the “creative spirit it celebrates.”

Here is a descriptioin of the event via Five Points:

The Five Points Festival is a collision of toys, comics, and counterculture curated by Clutter Magazine and presented by Midtown Comic. A designer toy and comic convention in New York’s Lower East Side, Five Points is two days and nights of comic artists and writers, vinyl and plastic toys, original art, resin, plush, blind boxes, graphic novels, indie comics, blanks, minis, kaiju, Japanese vinyl, posters, prints, apparel, food trucks, and craft breweries – capped off by the 2017 Designer Toy Awards. The antidote to the average con, Five Points brings tastemakers, misfits, and rebels together with the new, retro, and infamous in a one-of-a-kind marketplace.

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