And Philly-based, Fast Casual experts Honeygrow are quickly contending for the title of most supportive local company for local artists… Not only have they recently bought a handful of my photos to display in their University City location and hired Kid Hazo to paint this April Fools’ Mural, but are now aiming to have their new Fishtown Headquarters painted by local artists inside and out!
Fellow Philly businesses take note: Supporting Philly’s burgeoning creative community is just simply good business!
And while they’ve yet to announce who will be working on the outside of their new headquarters, Honeygrow has hired local artist NDA to paint a pair of murals inside… More photos to come as they’re completed, but wanted to share these in-progress shots in the meantime!
This summer marks the 3rd year that Philly-based collective Pussy Division has used street art, guerrilla activism, and online outreach to call attention to – and demand action on – “catcalling” in Philadelphia. (Among many other things.)
Absolutely LOVE their ever-evolving campaigns that call attention to issues related to oppression and inequality in ways that grab people’s attention in the public space. In the few minutes alone that I was photographing their newest installation (above) on Broad street, between Spruce and Pine, no less than four people stopped to look and even photograph the piece.
Great work, y’all!
LOVING this new Joe Boruchow, titled “Crooked Row”, on Bainbridge at 5th in Bella Vista!
So excited to take over OpenTable‘s Instagram handle this past weekend with fellow Philly photographer, Kyle Huff, exploring some of our favorite eats and drinks around Philly! In case you missed the takeover, Kyle checked out Double Knott, Taqueria Feliz, Izumi, and Buckminster’s on Saturday, and I visited Front Street Cafe, Bar Ferdinand, Devil’s Alley, V Street on Sunday… So much yum!
Today, I’m even more excited to announce that we’re giving away a $100 OpenTable gift card so that you can do the same!
How to Enter:
1. Follow @OpenTable and @StreetsDept on Instagram
2. In the comments of THIS post on Instagram, tag 2 friends that you’d take to dinner!
Giveaway closes Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 at Midnight EST, winner will be notified via Instagram Direct message on Thursday, April 14th, 2016. Read more…
Had the honor of meeting an artist I’ve been following for some time this weekend, Sean 9 Lugo… He’s just put up two new installations in Kensington. One (above) on Master, between American and Germantown. A second (below) – a collaboration with Harlequinade –on Girard, between 3rd and 4th!
Side note/pet peeve: That last wall gets buffed ALLLLLLL the time, despite some really great pieces of street art being posted up there, yet the mountain of trash that lays in front of that wall seems to have never been touched.
If your goal with all the buffing is to, I can only imagine, beatify/de-blighten the neighborhood (even though that’s ridiculous, buffing art with weird mismatched paint to beautify anything is silly at best). Nevertheless, if you’re goal is to make the neighborhood somehow look better, WHY LEAVE THE TRASH?! It’s maddening.
To frame this another way: Why are we using tax dollars to buff in neighborhoods where there’s still currently no street cleaning? Is a wheatpaste really that much worse than an entire street full of trash?