Really, really love this! (Not a surprise, I suppose, if you follow me on Instagram.)
Inspired by some of Philadelphia’s most iconic architectural landmarks which she sees on her way to and from the train everyday, Philly-based designer and illustrator, Monica O, has created a wonderful new series of posters. Titled the PHL Project, the series was created, in part, to help Monica express her enduring love for our city, despite some pretty shitty personal experiences in it.
Check out more of Monica O’s project HERE.
Side note: The night illustration of the Cira Centre depicts ‘the world’s largest video game‘ (PONG) as apart of Technically Philly‘s kick off for their third annual Philly Tech Week. Brilliant all around!
(Photos from Ruin Porn)
Amazing photos today from Ruin Porn, as she explores inside North Broad street and Germantown avenue’s Beury Building.
According to Hidden City, this 14-story structure was originally built in 1926 and named the National Bank of North Philadelphia, but later became known as the Beury Building after the bank’s first president, Charles E. Beury (who, incidentally, was also once the president of Temple University.) Designed by architect, William H. Lee, it blends Late Gothic Revival and Art Deco styling. And much like another one of North Broad street’s former jewels, the Divine Lorraine, it has stood vacant for more than a decade.
Side note: If you’re a fan of urbex photography, and you’ve enjoyed Ruin Porn‘s last few posts on this here blog, I might strongly recommend you try and check out some of the framed prints she’s got up at Pass and Stow (206 East Girard avenue, in Fishtown) until the end of April.