Harlequinade on Bainbridge

We reverenced an e-mail last night from a friend of Harlequinade of him putting up a new piece on Bainbridge:

More as it develops.

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Harlequinade in Fishtown / Northern Liberties

Normally no one ever bothers us when we’re out taking photos. In fact, I don’t think we do. When we took these shots a few weeks ago someone actually asked us what we were doing and seemed a little concerned.

That story doesn’t have much to do with the actual piece, but it does make me wonder a bit how much trouble the people who do this actually get into sometimes, or how little.

Harlequinade has these awesome wheat pastes in Fishtown/ Northern Liberties located under the El.

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More submissions – Form

 

Underpass

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Bean. Bean Bean BEAN BEAN BEAN BEAN BEAN!

 

 

Bean also has a flickr!

 

 

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UWP’s Big Giant Head!

Hanging out with Pipelines, we were walking down Chestnut Street when we spotted this! The funny thing? I’ve actually have passed the building this is on a lot since it seems it was first put up, and it incredibly easy to miss. That makes the piece even better because you actually need to slow down in order to realize its even there. It also turns out its been up for a week.

One of the coolest things about UWP’s pieces is the fact that they always tend to last wherever they are. I remember posting a giant sticker he posted on the side of a Inquirer box on Market Street, and it was there for months and months!

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I Miss 611 Record’s Graffiti Wall

611 Record's Graffiti Wall

When I was younger, I used to love to go to 4th and South and head over to Repo Records as well as Relapse Records. I never actually cared for 611 Records, though, but they ALWAYS had the best art on the side of their building! I took this photo back in the summer of 2005 before I really started shooting street art, but even then I knew I had to get it!

I remember talking to someone about this and they said they actually tended to change it up every few months. I still remember when they had this incredibly sick Metallica piece on there, and I’m pretty sure it was Master of Puppets! Its a shame the wall has been since painted over and no new pieces have popped up in the last few years.

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Nude Skater in South Philly

This neat little sticker was in South Philly when I was going for a little walk.

At 8th and Washington, after a lot of walking, I came across a Lobster Shack. In the back were two vending machines for Coke and Pepsi. Lo and behold, it sold cans for only 50 cents! FIFTY CENTS! How often do you find that?! So as I got a can of Coke and hung out, I spotted this sweet sticker right next to the machines.

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“Little Bambino” Town Watch

This…. this is just weird.

I found this in South Philly around, of all places, Pat’s and Geno’s. While little can be found online about the sign, from what I can tell its just really old, and the typography seems to indicate that it was made in the 60’s, maybe even the 50’s. It was also hand-painted. Keep in mind, this is just my opinion.

In a way, it may be the oldest installation in Philadelphia. It’s been there for decades, and I doubt anyone would want to remove it.

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The Pier – Part 4

The Pier was huge. Cavernous. Incredible.

When you’re a kid, you imagine finding ancient ruins, lost cities, and new worlds. When you’re an adult and you accomplish this goal, a feeling of both pride and nostalgia washes over you, cleansing you of all your inhibitions and fears and it beckons you to embark on this new quest.

Against the water and hidden from prying eyes, The Pier was just breathtaking. The years were not kind to most of it, but the decay was just perfect. It was, without a doubt, the most stable and safest abandoned structure we had ever gone to. The place had to be at least 3 city blocks long, maybe more. Every single tower in the place was covered in tags! Hands, wildstyles, pieces, throw-ups. Everything and everyone was represented!

“You know what would be awesome?,” I asked Pipelines.
“I don’t know, what?”
“If you had a paintball fight here! It’s perfect!”

That was when I noticed that a lot of the towers were, in fact, covered with paintball bullets. I guess I wasn’t the only one to realize this.

Over the course of an hour, maybe even more, we were in awe of this behemoth. We ran around examining almost every inch. We even yelled and scream in joy because, for once, we could. No one awaiting the corner to possibly attack us, no cops waiting to bust us. No, none of that. All we had was the peace and joy of a new fort.

As we left, we passed someone who seemed to just arrive to take photos. We exchanged glances and smiles; we knew they were about to have the time of their lives.

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Submission – Form and Tuk

We got some pretty cool pictures from Form and Tuk recently:

Writing on a train track

 

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