New York City 1985.
Art schools such as SVA, Parsons, and FIT housed thousands of students in this 15-story gulag on 34th street. The rooms were the size of prison cells, but to experience NYC in the '80s was priceless. Throw unlimited weed, music, and booze into the mix — and things got pretty colorful. Needless to say, Sloane left an impression on all who lived there, even for just one night. It was a hotel of creativity and madness.

I stayed for three years.
Below is a collection of Sloane-themed work: Comics, Graphics, Posters, Apparel, Social Media, Books, and Events produced over the past decade. This ongoing project occupies the black and white space between branding mission and nostalgic tribute.

Neon signage on the front of building

Sloane location in mid-town Manhattan

Sloane from above

"CRACK IS WHACK... JACK!"   — Mustafa, owner of Toumanidis Deli, just across the street from Sloane

Sloane apparel series - modeled by a few Sloane survivors

Sloane subway poster series

"SLOANE HOUSE 1986" - WELCOME TO HELL TOWN"

COVER JACKET (above) AND SLOANE HOUSE COMICS PANELS (below).
[ Character head design courtesy of Puzl ]

Sloane Rangers at CBGB's band flyer

NYC subway car circa 1985

Typical Sloane room - before student customization.

Sloane hallways

"DINER" at corner of 33rd & 9th - view from Sloane

Unnamed New Yorker, sweaty and pissed-off.

“I was superstitious. Today was a Monday. I was born on Monday. It was a good day to arrive in New York City. No one expected me. Everything awaited me.”

—Patti Smith, from the memoir  Just Kids (2010)