I went to the Electric Factory for a show not too long ago (Anthrax, and it was amazing!) and noticed that the place got a fancy new paint job! I’m not 100% sure who did it, and while we rarely cover murals or commissions, but this one was way too sweet to pass up!
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Another sticker/painting from NoseGo! I found it this past summer, and I’m glad to finally have it here! This was a sweet whale I found in Center City.
Along South Street, there are a few choice installs! I’ve been meaning to go down and just get all of them, but time hasn’t really allowed me to do so. I’m glad I got this one, though! Hey, anytime I get to take a shot of a naked girl on the street I’m thrilled! Featuring Mike Die, Royce B, and Russell King.
NoseGo painted (trust me, that’s paint!) this awesome paste-up ducky thug in Chinatown!
One thing I love seeing in Street Art, especially in Philly, are people willing to go the extra mile, to push things to a level that otherwise is untouched. In recent weeks, this has been no more apparent than in the work of NoseGo, a Philadelphia-based artist who has gone above and beyond the realms of traditional street art in Philly lately.
I’ve posted a bit of his work a lot lately, each piece seeming pushing things to another level. The level of detailing in the paintings alone are enough to give pause:
The almost mind-blowing thing is simply asking how this was done! Part of me thinks its just as simple as it was already done and pasted all at once, yet at the same time I think it was painted on the spot! Not only that… but how wasn’t he seen? Then again, these little mysteries make things like this even better!
To call him the Philly Banksy is a bit much. The simple truth is that he’s his own animal with a good sense of humor. Stumbling upon one of his pieces, you’re bound to find a craftsmanship of a fine artist (according to his website, he is / went to University of the Arts), but humor as well.
Not too far from this piece is an awesome piece of Star Wars-based art:
Awesome, isn’t it?! The scale of it, and not only that, but the location of it makes it even cooler! This is on an honor box in Philly located on Walnut Street. Hand-painted RIGHT on the box!
Here is a photo for scale:
Stuff like this reminds me of how cool the arts can be in Philly, and the fact that we have, easily, one of the best street art scenes on the entire East Coast!
O.D.D.Ball representing the MOB Crew in Center City!
Nosego did this MASSIVE sticker piece at 13th and Sansom. An exploding code pucking a rainbow with a dolphin coming out of it saying “Keep Smiling!”
This is pipelines. Here are some we found off of Oregon Avenue.
Lots in the foreground, but I didn’t realize what I also caught in the background:
On the back of a truck. This one almost got us in trouble:
Shock Hank is an old-school tagger… and we know nothing about him.
After some internet research, all we know is that this guy gets around. We found this piece around Juniper and Sansom, and some questions were left with us: Did he do the mural, or just tag the top of it? Was it just doing something for the sake of the score? I’ve seen this around for nearly 10 years, and its never been cleaned or changed, unlike that Shepard Fairey piece in Fishtown.
So, does anyone else have any info here? Or is it just as simple just another tag?
EDIT: Thanks to our commenter on the help! Shock and Hank are two separate taggers.
Hanksy has struck Philly once more, and this one was located at 6th and Banbridge (Which is only a block away from South Street if you’re wondering how to get there). It’s actually kinda well-hidden when you consider that it s on the side of an abandoned building tin an area without a of foot traffic.
Hanksy has struck in Philly, and we are more than pleased to have him!
Myself? I love Hanksy! Being a big on Banksy, this was pretty damn clever! It’s a fun, awesome piece that speaks a lot about contemporary pop culture as well as the world of Street Art itself, not to mention it’s just plain goofy!
This little dude was found around Broad and Passyunk, and we are more to proud to have him in Philly! Keep up the awesome workand I think its safe to say most people into art are glad to have ‘ya!
Below is a detail of the wall it was taken on. We just hope no one removes it!
On the side of a building in North Philly is one of the most wonderful pieces of street art in Philadelphia! Local artists came together with a Child Day Care Center to make things better and more magical for the children who go and grow up in the area.
Today, we dedicate our posts to a few photos we took on our journey to North Philly.
In the front of this piece is Mecro with a really awesome tag! What other wonders await us on Candy Cane Lane?
Dash decides to help medicate Philly with this awesome street sign painting!