Simon Griffee · Design · Photography · Writing · Illustration

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Spring Street, New York City, February 2016

Does This Path Have a Heart?

Before you embark on any path ask the question: Does this path have a heart? If the answer is no, you will know it, and then you must choose another path. The trouble is nobody asks the question; and when a man finally realizes that he has taken a path without a heart, the path is ready to kill him. At that point very few men can stop to deliberate, and leave the path.


Planned Parenthood Support Rally, Washington Square Park, New York City, February 2017

Immigration Ban Protest March, Church and Cortlandt Street, New York City, January 2017

The Gift #

The artist appeals to that part of our being… which is a gift and not an acquisition—and, therefore, more permanently enduring. —Joseph Conrad

You Are Loved, Mulberry and Kenmare Street, New York City, February 2016

Came across this nice message from Rafael Cano while walking the streets yesterday. Check out the video, too.

East Houston and Bowery, New York City, October 2015

Ko Ma, Andaman Sea, March 2010

This picture is dedicated to love, anywhere.

Be Kind, Damnit!

Here’s another poster using Google’s Roboto typeface, quickly made to celebrate it becoming an open source project!

Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you've got to be kind.

Text from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut. Exclamation point mine. Download an infinite resolution version for printing (36kb PDF).

And here’s a free, open source web typography template using Roboto (demo), made especially for you, dear writers, readers.

42nd Street, New York City, April 2015

More girls.

Self-Portrait at Times Square, New York City, February 2015

50th Street Station, New York City, January 2015

Via di San Gregorio, Rome, Italy, June 2013

Largo Argentina, Rome, Italy, December 2012

Brussels to Rome Flight, Near Lago di Garda, Italy, February 2013