Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Street Art of David Zinn


Friend Graham, aka Mr Trivia from the days one hundred years ago when we used to play Trivia on Wednesday nights, sent me an email on David Zinn. Graham’s email is posted below, along with the pics he sent, and that is followed by some additional material . . . 


Hi Mr O, 

Chalk artist of Ann Arbor 

David Zinn has been creating original artwork in and around Ann Arbor, Michigan since 1987. For more than twenty years, he freelanced for a wide variety of commercial clients while simultaneously sneaking “pointless” art into the world at large. His professional commissions included theatrical posters, business logos, educational cartoons, landfill murals, environmental superheroes, corporate allegories and hand-painted dump trucks, and his less practical creations involved bar coasters, restaurant placemats, cake icing, and snow. Now, thanks to the temptations of a box of sidewalk chalk on an unusually sunny day, Mr. Zinn is known all over the world for the art he creates under his feet. 

David’s temporary street drawings are composed entirely of chalk, charcoal and found objects, and are always improvised on location.

Thanks, Graham.


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