Archive for June, 2011
Curly does it again, this time with an awesome sticker around Spring Garden!
I know its kinda hard to see, but Keaz hit the top of this old abandoned warehouse in the Spring Garden section. It’s an incredible place to put a tag, and I just want to congratulate him for it!
This isn’t art. Its advertising.
Its rare, very rare, we get on our soapboxes here, but this time I feel the need to speak out. The photo I’ve posted is located at 18th and Walnut. Its from Versus network and was done when the Flyers were in the playoff’s. It was still there last week.
I’m pointing this out in part due to comments I’ve heard from various street artists that I agree with to some degree, namely the increasingly commercial use of the art form. Normally I would try to find some redeeming factor, like it makes people more aware of the world around them. At the same time, that’s rarely the case with these inane guerrilla marketing campaigns. It doesn’t help to make it more acceptable, either; this is just advertising.
At the same time, I’m taking the chance to hear what our loyal readers have to say. Other than corporations corrupting the art form, do you see street art as being nothing more than a venue in the eyes of some to cash in? That its not about the art and the expression but just the possiblity of cash?
This wheat-paste is located on Frankford Ave across the street from The Barbary. Someone snick a little “Obey” sticker on there and some “art”. Trust me, it’s not worth blowing up. That said, this wheat-paste is AWESOME.
Markese hitting up more phones! This one was located around South Street.
Actually, I really like Bad Dog! I found this one around 30th Street Station.
I’ve been seeing a lot of stuff from WNR lately, and I wanted to highlight this awesome sticker found around 40th and Market.
From HUG around 40th and Market.
Found around 40th and Market from BRE featuring Danny DeVito.
Mirhne (?) and Ted hit up a place around Spring Garden that we’ve decided not to disclose. This neat little rat’s nest had a lot of great stuff, and we plan on having more soon!
KAAAAN!!!! Or, at least, that’s what I think it says.
Awesome piece of wild-style in Fishtown/Northern Liberties in a little lot on Frankford Ave.
Wow, that place had a ton of great stuff! Not only that, but they were really, really, REALLY hard to read! Located in the wilds of Spring Garden…
The back alley around 11th and Market. Its dark… its damp… and it tends to be eerie. A lone soiled mattress sits in the back, along with a couch. The street is covered in trash, and the place reeks of urine.
In this pit is some street art, pieces to help bring life to a place that needs some. It brings a sense of purpose to this place, and makes it a bit nicer to deal with.