Congratulations to Timothy Goodman, a talented fellow introduced to us by the Art Director’s Club — his mural in room 910 at Ace Hotel New York was given a full spread in the most recent issue of Communication Arts Illustration Annual. Hats off!

Congratulations to Timothy Goodman, a talented fellow introduced to us by the Art Director’s Club — his mural in room 910 at Ace Hotel New York was given a full spread in the most recent issue of Communication Arts Illustration Annual. Hats off!


Jessica Hische is among the Young Guns chosen by our friends at the Art Directors Club every year. Jessica’s obviously a total badass. A bunch of their Young Guns have created art at Ace Hotel New York, including Dora & Maja, Mike Perry, Tim Goodman, Chris Rubino, Damien Correll, Garrett Morin, Josh Cochran and Alex Kirzhner.

ADC is hosting their first big Young Guns party of the season tonight, to celebrate their call for entries to ADC Young Guns 9. Bloodwrestling, live music and who knows what else will shake down. The party is 20 bucks (free to members and past winners), at the ADC gallery, 106 West 29th Street in NYC, from 7 to 11pm. See more info here.


The Art Director’s Club of New York was founded in 1920, and has “a long history of serving as a barometer for the constant changes and developments in visual media and communications.”  They mentor a special society of Young Guns, graduates of a program designed to recognize and hone the talent of young creatives, and sometimes they aim the Young Guns over to Ace Hotel New York so they can paint things in rooms and do rad projects with us. Among them, Tim Goodman, Damien Correll and The Little Friends of Printmaking, as well as others. Most recently, artist duo Dora and Maja held a pillow fight in room 1209 and painted vestiges of the flying feathers on the wall — they’re releasing a book about it in the next few weeks, but you’ll hear more about that later.

On October 7, the ADC honors this year’s Young Guns graduates at their gallery at 106 West 29th Street, about two blocks away from our front door. The party will feature whiskey and cocktails from Tuthilltown Spirits, beer from Brooklyn Brewery, food from Grandaisy Bakery, music by Pretty Girls & Lasers, and LIVE CARPENTRY. And a color photobooth will be on hand. They’ll also unveil the ADC Young Guns 8 Cube, designed by Justin Gignac (Young Guns 5 graduate) and produced by Michael Whitney (Young Guns 2 graduate) exclusively for this year’s class, and selected work from the winners will be shown in the gallery through October 22. Get tickets here. And cross your fingers that you’ll get one of these amazing rooms next time you stay with us — or you can just ask.



Images from top to bottom: The Pillow Fight Room by Dora and Maja in room 1209, Tim Goodman in room 901, room 319 by Damien Correll, and The Little Friends of Printmaking in room 607, all at Ace Hotel New York.


We are among many charmed by the new mural in room 910 at Ace New York by Timothy Goodman. Tim crossed our paths via the Art Director’s Club and their special society of Young Guns. Since he posted the mural on his blog, people have been picking it up everywhere, from Print Magazine to designworklife, and it’s all over FFFFOUND and Twitter. Here’s what Tim has to say about it:

While brainstorming in the weeks before, it was important to ask some larger questions before I started my sketch: What’s its relevancy? What’s its importance? Can it become engaging or participatory? Having an idea for a mural that’s both relative to the space it exists in and reflective of the culture around it is not an easy task to accomplish. However, I felt it was something I had to account for.

With those questions in mind, I hand drew 99 picture frames to create a dense wall of “discovery” about NYC that could be passed to the common tourist staying in the room. Each frame contains a different fact / love / tidbit / thing of interest / or shout-out to a place I dig in the city. At roughly 120 square feet, the art was drawn imprecisely to capture the spontaneity and grit of the city. I used paint markers and opaque black paint to help this technique excel. Consequently, it became a labor of love, an act of obsessiveness that was pleasantly grueling.

Thanks, Tim.

Photos by Mark Dye


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