Jul 14

A Thousand Times Yes: Rubicon1’s New Mural in Northern Liberties

Another amazing mural from Barcelona-based artist Rubicon1 in Philly. You can catch this one at 2nd and Poplar streets in Northern Liberties. (Map it here.)

    A Thousand Times Yes: Rubicon1's New Mural in Northern Liberties
    LOVE this! Another amazing mural from Barcelona-based artist Rubicon1 in Philly. You can catch this one at 2nd and Poplar streets in Northern Liberties. ( Map it here.) See Rubicon1's two other recent Philly murals here!
    http://streetsdept.com

Jul 14

Swamping the Drain, Philly Street Artist Mocks Trump’s Frantic Communication “Style”

Thank god for Joe Boruchow! Titled Fireplug, this is the latest in an ever-growing, ever-brilliant series of anti-Trump wheatpastes by the local street art legend! You can find it now at 9th and Spring Garden streets.

    Swamping the Drain, Philly Street Artist Mocks Trump's Frantic Communication "Style"
    Could Trump be more frantic and self-serving? [Read in a Chandler voice.] Thank god for Joe Boruchow! Titled Fireplug, this is the latest in an ever-growing, ever-brilliant series of anti-Trump wheatpastes by the local street art legend! You can find it now at 9th and Spring Garden streets.
    http://streetsdept.com

Jul 11

New Cat Mural Welcomes You to Fishtown, Fishes Beware

In the first of what they’re calling their “Welcome To…” series, V.U.R.T. painted this “Welcome to Fishtown” mural just over the weekend. You can find it on Frankford avenue between Delaware and Girard avenues. (1120 Frankford avenue, to be exact.)

    New Cat Mural Welcomes You to Fishtown, Fishes Beware
    LOVE this! A new mural from V.U.R.T. in Fishtown winks at all the other fish-centric address signs and murals in the neighborhood... "Well, if I were a cat, I know I'd want to hang around a neighborhood called 'Fishtown,'" replied V.U.R.T.'s co-founder and resident artist, Evan Lovett (pictured below), in response to being asked why there would...
    http://streetsdept.com

Jul 06

‘Make Your Mark’ Pothole-filling Mosaic by Jim Bachor in Northern Liberties

You too can find Jim’s clever installation on Germantown avenue between 2nd and Wildey streets in Northern Liberties!

    'Make Your Mark' Pothole-filling Mosaic by Jim Bachor in Northern Liberties
    If you're a regular reader of this blog, you may remember that last September the HAHA x Paradigm artist-to-community program invited Chicago-based mosaic artist Jim Bachor to Philadelphia. During his stay, he installed three of his pothole mosaic pieces, two of which I documented back in September.
    http://streetsdept.com

Jun 29

New Septic in Chinatown

LOVE this new piece by Septic in Chinatown… You can find it (for now, at least) at 10th and Wood streets!

    New Septic in Chinatown
    LOVE this new piece by Septic in Chinatown... You can find it (for now, at least) at 10th and Wood streets!
    http://streetsdept.com

Jun 11

New Wheatpaste Series Alert: LOVE This!

Saw a couple of these wheatpastes around town, always without my camera unfortunately, over the last few weeks. But, I was lucky to catch the piece photographed above this week at 5th and Bainbridge streets in Queen Village.

    New Wheatpaste Series Alert: LOVE This!
    LOVE this new wheatpaste series by @everythingandru! Saw a couple of these wheatpastes around town, always without my camera unfortunately, over the last few weeks. But, I was lucky to catch the piece photographed above this week at 5th and Bainbridge streets in Queen Village. Hope the artist keeps this up, I'd love to see...
    https://streetsdept.com

May 24

Ishknits Installs for #RevolutionaryArt at The Shambles

Location: The Shambles (2nd and Lombard)

    Ishknits Installs for #RevolutionaryArt at The Shambles
    Artwork by: Ishknits Title of Artwork: I Will Answer Injustice with Justice Location: The Shambles (2nd and Lombard) Artist Statement: This piece is part of an ongoing series of knit and crochet installations featuring quotes by the Game of Thrones character, Daenerys Targaryen. The quote is part of a conversation that begins, "Sometimes it is...
    http://streetsdept.com

May 24

Karina Puente Installs for #RevolutionaryArt at La Colombe

Location: La Colombe (6th and Market)

    Karina Puente Installs for #RevolutionaryArt at La Colombe
    Artwork by: Karina Puente Title of Artwork: Papel Picado: Oil Spill Consciousness Location: La Colombe (6th and Market) Artist Statement: I choose to raise consciousness about oil spills through the perspective of an underwater protagonist - La Sirena The Mermaid. This is one way to recall the stories of oil spill tragedies we remember and...
    http://streetsdept.com

May 19

New Mural of A Squirrel Eating a SEPTA Token is Literally the Best Thing Ever

Token squirrel can be found at 2217 North Hancock street in Norris Square!

    New Mural of A Squirrel Eating a SEPTA Token is Literally the Best Thing Ever
    Yessssssss, LOVE this! New mural by artist Evan Lovett (via V.U.R.T.) is easily my new favorite Philly mural! Paid for by donations with the wall volunteered by its owner, the mural is the second installment of V.U.R.T.'s Local Critters project, the first being that famous pigeon mural.
    http://streetsdept.com

May 06

New Wire Installations Around Philly by Baltimore-based Street Artist Reed

...new pieces. The flying pig in the photographs of this post can be found at 5th and Spring Garden streets in Northern Liberties, and the two other installations can be found at 2nd and...

...Spring Garden streets in Northern Liberties, and the two other installations can be found at 2nd and Market streets in Old City, and Oxford and Broad streets in North Philly...

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...two other installations can be found at 2nd and Market streets in Old City, and Oxford and Broad streets in North Philly...

    New Wire Installations Around Philly by Baltimore-based Street Artist Reed
    LOVE this! Baltimore-based street artist Reed, who creates beautiful wire art, just came through Philly to install three new pieces. The flying pig in the photographs of this post can be found at 5th and Spring Garden streets in Northern Liberties, and the two other installations can be found at 2nd and Market streets in...
    http://streetsdept.com

Apr 23

Joe Boruchow Installs ‘Metamorphosis’ on Spring Garden Street

Legendary Philly street artist Joe Boruchow has just installed the latest wheatpaste in his Trump-era resistance series. The piece, titled ‘Metamorphosis‘, is a freaking masterpiece of resistance art in my opinion, and you can check it out (for now) at 9th and Spring Garden streets!

    Joe Boruchow Installs 'Metamorphosis' on Spring Garden Street
    Legendary Philly street artist Joe Boruchow has just installed the latest wheatpaste in his Trump-era resistance series. The piece, titled 'Metamorphosis', is a freaking masterpiece of resistance art in my opinion, and you can check it out (for now) at 9th and Spring Garden streets! The text above Joe's wheatpaste, which reads "Based on shocking...
    http://streetsdept.com

Apr 17

Philly Street Artists Collaborate on Climate Change-focused Wheatpaste

A BIG new collaborative wheatpaste just popped up at 5th and Bainbridge streets in Queen Village, the subject of which is climate change. Created by Plamen Veltchev (aka DENIED) and Doomed Future, each artist has expanded upon the inspiration for their collaboration on their individual Instagrams:

    Philly Street Artists Collaborate on Climate Change-focused Wheatpaste
    A BIG new collaborative wheatpaste just popped up at 5th and Bainbridge streets in Queen Village, the subject of which is climate change. Created by Plamen Veltchev (aka DENIED) and Doomed Future, each artist has expanded upon the inspiration for their collaboration on their individual Instagrams: "Our ignorance towards global warming is one of our...
    http://streetsdept.com

Apr 16

Feminist Art Series, #SpeakUpPHL, Pops Up Around Philly

...some of the work from the #SpeakUpPHL workshop that Ishknits and Blur pasted up at 5th and Green streets in Northern Liberties and Frankford avenue and York street in Fishtown. The one in...

    Feminist Art Series, #SpeakUpPHL, Pops Up Around Philly
    Early last month, Philly street artists Ishknits and Blur hosted a feminist art workshop titled #SpeakUpPHL. The workshop offered participates the opportunity to create messages for the center of Blur's now super well-known 'Speak Up' series (the mouths you see throughout this post), which the two host artists would then wheatepaste around town.
    http://streetsdept.com

Apr 03

Announcing #SurpriseArtShow: A Pop-Up Public Art Exhibition in Center City This Week!

...SurpriseArtShow, because we quite literally popped it up overnight last night, at the corner of 18th and Chestnut streets, in the windows of a future Saxbys that’s currently under construction. That caf...

    Announcing #SurpriseArtShow: A Pop-Up Public Art Exhibition in Center City This Week!
    SO excited to announce #SurpriseArtShow today - a temporary public art exhibition I've curated and helped to pull together in partnership with the decidedly uplifting folks over at Saxbys. We're calling our exhibition the #SurpriseArtShow, because we quite literally popped it up overnight last night, at the corner of 18th and Chestnut streets, in the...
    http://streetsdept.com

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