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Street Artist Marks 50th Anniversary of ‘Velvet Underground & Nico’ with Bananas and Song Quotes

Posted March 13, 2017 at 5:04 am

Yesterday marked the fiftieth anniversary of seminal rock record, The Velvet Underground & Nico. In celebration of this milestone, music-minded street artist JayShells shadowed the New York City landmarks relevant to the band, and bolted token Andy Warhol bananas as identifiers (i.e. the iconic album cover). Each piece contains a lyric inscription, and is located […]

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Max Fish Saluted with Jay Shells ‘Rap Quote’ on Ludlow

Posted April 1, 2014 at 6:03 am

Prolific artist Jay Shells hit the Lower East Side this week to add another street corner to his wildly popular map of Rap Quotes signs. The junction of East Houston and Ludlow was chosen as muse this time around, in order to commemorate the utterance of Max Fish in the hip-hop canon. Rather timely considering […]

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Jay Shells Creates Movie Poster for Seinfeld’s Beloved ‘Rochelle Rochelle’

Posted December 2, 2013 at 11:00 am

Jay Shells, the artist who brought manners and Rap Quotes to the street, is now taking New Yorkers on “a strange, erotic journey from Milan to Minsk.” Seinfeld fans should recognize Rochelle Rochelle instantly – the beloved sitcom references this fictional film as often as Jerry eats cereal in his apartment. Shells (aka Jason Shelowitz) cleverly […]

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Hotel on Rivington Bows to Community Pressure with Etiquette Street Signage

Posted May 9, 2013 at 6:30 am

To be honest, our first impression was that artist Jay Shells was behind the new signs.

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Jay Shells’ Metropolitan Etiquette Authority Says Don’t Feed the Pigeons

Last modified January 4, 2013 at 6:18 am

The signs are everywhere, yet people disobey. Don’t feed the pigeons!

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Jayshells Lampoons MTA Recruitment Flyers

Posted August 2, 2012 at 6:18 am

Prolific street artist Jayshells, the genius behind that guerrilla urban etiquette traffic sign campaign, is back with plenty more tongue-in-cheekery.

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Jay Shells Urban Etiquette Sign Spotted Outside Billy’s Antiques

Posted September 20, 2011 at 6:41 am

Downtown sightings of Jay Shells’ brilliant new urban etiquette campaign are becoming more prevalent.

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