Whether you’re seeing it in person or through the window of Instagram, part of New York’s distinct charm is its street art. And perhaps no one appreciates a pretty sidewalk as much as a street style star. Thus, it should come as no surprise that a few of the coolest examples we’ve spotted on social media are the work of a fashion insider.
As a part of the 100 Gates Project, NY-based designer Tanya Taylor’s work is now front and center on three storefront gates on the Lower East Side. Instead of adorning clothing, her hand-drawn designs are part of an initiative to bring color and light to the downtown neighborhood.
While we do consider this a must-see for anyone visiting the Big Apple over the holiday season and looking for a unique Instagram opportunity, the 100 Gates Project goes beyond likes. It’s part of a larger initiative to support female artists.
>Scroll down for just a few of the best shots of Taylor’s print-emblazoned walls—street style stars included—and visit the hashtag to help map out your own our trip.
It's almost Friday people! Hang in there! And don't you love this flower mural?! We sure do! ???????????????????? _____________________________________________________ Flowers mural for #100gatesproject by @tanyataylor ???? by @mariterecr _____________________________________________________ Address: 132 Allen St. New York, NY 10013 _____________________________________________________ Area Tips: On the same street as #thenewallen murals, a great area to explore for many other mid and mini murals. Keep your eyes up for some great, but hard to reach murals on the rooftops. _____________________________________________________ #WearWhereWellWallWanderings #wwwwallwanderingsNYC #wallwanderings
Shop more of Tanya Taylor’s artful designs, and let us know below if you have any other favorite piece of NYC street art.