Volver is an upscale restaurant in Philadelphia that’s unlike any other eatery out there. First, it’s run by Iron Chef Jose Garces. Second, diners need to purchase tickets to eat here. Third, the menu is referred to as a ‘performance tasting’ with everything from ‘milk & cereal‘ to Wagyu beef on the 14-course menu. And […]
When photographer Hannah Price moved to Philadelphia three years ago, she started getting catcalls from men on the street. Her reaction was to take a snapshot of them in return. ‘Just turning the photograph on them kind of gives them a feel of what it’s like to be in a vulnerable position — it’s just […]
Ground Up has become a driving force in Philadelphia’s rising hip-hop community. The group is made up of New Hope, Pennsylvania’s Azar and Baltimore, Maryland’s Malakai. Ground Up has released several mix-tapes over the past half decade, including Supernatural (2012) and the DJ Cannon produced Up Late (2011). The group has notably also worked with […]
Child fighters in sport of Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) are commonplace in the martial art’s country of origin, and the subject of much attention. However, Born Ready introduces viewers to a group of young champions training together at a gym in Philadelphia. All four, between the ages of 12 and 17, have already secured national […]
Graffiti and skate culture has become more polished and is trending away from its roots. Philadelphian photographer, Christian Suchecki, brings back a grittier and darker edge to this aesthetic in his series, The Tunnels. Suchecki explores the dimly lit and overly graffiti scripted subway tunnels of North Philadelphia.
Eye Gate II is a Philadelphia-based collective of friends who specialize in layered psychadelic projections. Part live performance, part video installation, Eye Gate II utlilizes found footage from old film reels and a variety of retro oil tray techniques to create an amazing viewing experience. Recently collaborating with a variety of musical acts in a […]
Ever seen a boldly-colored monster regurgitate a killer whale? How about happy clouds ejecting t-rexes from their fluffy bosom That’s what Yis Goodwin, aka NoseGo, specializes in: a contemporary style that mixes wacky fictional creatures with the realism of fine art to deliver highly energetic work. His designs feature abstract patterns full of vibrant colors, and characters derived from his imagination and his surrounding environment.
If you travel down Germantown Avenue’s cobbled street to the Mt. Airy Section of Philadelphia you’ll come upon a tiny shop called called Artista Gallery. There you will find the whimsical, wispy and wonderful clothing of designer and batik artist, Katy Robinson. Batik is a process of dying fabric and creating designs using wax to […]
The sandwich reigns over Philadelphia. The king: the cheesesteak, which dates back to the 1930s. But now foodies are searching for fresh, innovative takes on such classics. Of all the delis in the city, Jake’s Sandwich Board is one of the leaders. Using local ingredients like loaves from the famous Carangi Bakery and whole pigs from the nearby Italian Market, Jake’s makes sandwiches that have locals and bloggers raving.
So you think you’re all cookied out after the holiday season? Well, you may want to rethink that and try treating yourself to a tumbler-full of SNAP. Think of it as your daily cookie intake, but in boozy liquid form. Philadelphia-based Art in the Age developed this ‘somewhat sweet, spicy and buttery’ spirit using an old Pennsylvania Dutch recipe for Lebkuchen (better known to most of us as gingersnaps).
This Holiday season bring out the gelatin and rum. My Jello Americans is a small craft/food business located in Philadelphia that creates very special treats. Their last catered event was at McJAWN and Masthead Print Studio’s The Monster Show, where they served specially designed monster jello-shots with rum inside. Hello to jello, yum yum to […]
Hipster City Cycle is an 8-bit bike race adventure set in the neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Although, the game has not been released yet, it’s been getting a lot of buzz from the media. Even the hipster-haters, such as the upper-echelon New Yorkers, are getting a kick out of the idea of the game, posted in the New York Times: ‘If this is not happening already, someone should create a Hipster City Cycle for New York’.
In a city full of run-down buildings, bum fights, carved names on stone walls and burnt down cars after a victorious Phillies game, you can find artist: Alex Lukas. McJAWN pays homage to this Philadelphia-based artist for turning something considerably ugly into something mysteriously beautiful.
Check out First and Fifteenth, housing famous Philly street artist, Stephen Powers, aka ESPO. Cornbread, the world’s first notable graffiti artist, used to tag his girlfriend’s name all around the city of Philadelphia, just to get her attention.