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Rizzo Statue Gets Sexy New Outfit

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Local yarn bomber Ishknits outfitted a statue of former Philadelphia mayor Frank Rizzo with a bright pink bra and panties. The statue, located at 15th and JKF Blvd, was adorned with the lingerie only for a few minutes, actually three, to be exact. Streets Dept’s Conrad Benner got a chance to Continue reading »

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Father of Bacon Brothers Honored with 13th Street Mural

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We’re going to openly plead ignorance on this one: We did not know that Edmund Bacon, father to Michael and Kevin of the incomparable Bacon Brothers Band, was a crucial figure in the development of our city, serving as the Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission from 1949 to 1970. Continue reading »

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Art Thieves Could Help Toynbee Tiles Preservation

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The documentary Resurrect Dead unearthed the decades-old mystery surrounding Toynbee tiles. These strange, linoleum mosaics were found in a number cities across North and South America, and their cryptic message calling for earth’s dead to be resurrected on Jupiter fascinated the few people who managed notice them. But now that the tiles Continue reading »

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Introducing Bandit Signs Remixed

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There is a small plot of hell reserved for those who post illegal bandit signs, where, I’d imagine, large neon signs are repeatedly inserted into various orphasises of select souls. On earth, however, these offenders are free to pollute our city with impunity. Officials have continually refused to pursue these Continue reading »

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Ventnor Street Art Deemed “Too Rastifarian” for Ventnor Asshats

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Government-backed street usually sucks. But in this case, when Elyssa Glenn was asked by the director of the Ventnor City Cultural Arts Center to art-ify a local utility box, the outcome was actually pretty sweet and surprisingly interesting. Too bad the locals thought it was the work of the devil. It took Elyssa Continue reading »

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“Yarnbombing 101″ at City Hall

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We’ve come full circle, folks, as this week marks the first time ever that the “The Man” will actually embrace street art with open arms. I wouldn’t expect this happen again any time soon. On Thursday, Jessie Hemmons (aka “Ishknits”) will be teaming up with Fiber Philadelphia and Streets Dept Continue reading »

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Watch: Wheat Paste Your Heart Out

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You may remember that we covered Linnea Vegh and Dietrich Meyer’s momentous street art project, Wheat Paste Your Heart Out, a few months back. Their year-long endeavor put out a call for local artists to wheat paste over wood panels located all throughout the city. The end result made for an interesting experiment on the Continue reading »

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