Ishaan Kumar

Ishaan Kumar

New York, NY, US



Upon the recent controversial demolition of the "5 Pointz" graffiti mecca in Long Island City, NY, a group of young designers consisting of Arianna Armelli, Ishaan Kumar, David Sepulveda and Wagdy Moussa came up with the idea of DEFACED. DEFACED is an organization that works to preserve cultural landmarks, districts, and neighborhoods around the world.

The group's proposal discusses NYC's gentrifying cityscape over the last decade, the related ongoing socio-political issues and last but not least, that a structure like 5 Pointz — although considered an eyesore to some — was truly a luxury of its own kind.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Long Island City, NY, US
My Role: Designer
Additional Credits: Arianna Armelli, David Sepulveda, Wagdy Moussa