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NoseGo PhilaMOCA Mural

NoseGo PhilaMOCA Mural

The incredibly talented and amazing artist NoseGo, along with Mad Decent, did this amazing mural on the side of the PhilaMOCA building at 10th and Spring Garden. We were thrilled to get a chance to shoot this piece, and the amount of detail is astounding! The piece uses multiple textures, some printed, and a really interesting painting technique. Not only that, but the subject matter, as always, is pretty interesting. Our main hope is to one day get to ask him what the symbolism is of these animals, if any, and what he enjoys about painting them.

UWP and the 33 Crew

UWP - 33 Crew - Awesomeness

The 33 Crew has had this sticker floating around, but this was the first sticker I’ve seen where UWP went over it with a piece of his own!

In it (from top left to right):
UWP, Bob Will Reign, josh, NoseGo, Robots Will Kill, NoseGo (again), Robots Will Kill (again), Ticky, El Toro, and ROG!

Fishtown Bookstore got BOMBED!

Fishtown Bookstore Wall

Well, it always looked like it was, yuk yuk.

We were strolling along Frankford Ave and we came across this wonderful art jam! We don’t normally see a lot of Art Jams… plenty of sticker collaborations, but not a lot in terms of full-blown pieces. From GetUp’s Dancing Bandits and Ben Franklin with a boom box, to NoseGo and his insane tiger with Lazer Eyes, Buildsy and his Alfred E. Neuman paste-up, not to mention that sweet Mickey Mouse… this is just awesome! I couldn’t believe it when I saw it, and even now I can’t believe what it was that I was able to capture! Its always a pleasure when the local artists are allowed to really flex their artistic muscles and create some amazing pieces!

NoseGo – Evolving Philly Street Art

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:

Happy Smiling Cat by NoseGo

Happy Smiling Cat by NoseGo

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:

Storm Trooper by NoseGo

Storm Trooper by NoseGo

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:

NoseGo's Storm Trooper on Walnut Street

NoseGo's Storm Trooper on Walnut Street

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!

Nose Know Luchadores!

Nose Know Luchadores!

In the Italian Market is a wall that shows work form some famous street artists, including Shepard Fairey and homegrown talent Nose. I’m not sure if he also did the two luchadores, but the style and art is really weird and interesting!