Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

Urban Texture

Off of Rittenhouse Square in what is known as Center City in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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The Drake from Spruce Street

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Dick Blick Licked

I’ve put another sketchbook to rest. I’ve had this one for a while. I bought it from Dick Blick back in 2012. I think I bought it because I thought an 8 inch by 10 inch pad would be a … Continue reading

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The Fifth Beatle

This is another of The Photo Elective series of photographs that Tina, I and every other illustration major attending The Philadelphia College of Art were required to shoot, process and print. This is a self-portrait of Ms Garceau.

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Pink Zeppelin – The Vector Version

IN THE FUTURE… is how these things usually start, but this terrible tale takes place IN THE PAST… A nuclear conflagration ended the world as we knew it in 1980. Hellfire rained from the sky leaving pitiful few to battle it out … Continue reading

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Just Like Heaven

A year ago I was polishing off what turned out to be one of my all-time favorite sketchbooks which I referred to as The Sketchbook from Heaven. I tried to find or, in some cases, make a replacement, but nothing … Continue reading

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Gaiety Sandwich Shop — an Update

People constantly scour the Internet seeking the newest of the new. What I love about the Internet is that it is also a nearly infinite backlog of information. There is something for everyone, and something that may have been posted … Continue reading

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Fun with a Free Photo Editor

I fired up the free, cross-platform, image editing software known as GNU Image Manipulation Program or GIMP and had a bit of fun with this photo I shot of an industrial building at the corner of 12th and Jackson in … Continue reading

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Up on the Roof

Along Broad Street in South Philadelphia

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Getting to Church Early

The center aisle of Saint Rita of Cascia on South Broad Street off of Ellsworth in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Primary Colors

Cranes above a construction site at Broad and Washington in South Philadelphia.

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Digital Clutter

This is a followup to my earlier post about the art school formerly known as The Philadelphia College of Art. Thanks to the Internet Archive which is probably the greatest site on the internet a number of odd, wonderful and … Continue reading

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The Way It Was

This terrific map is from the 1982-83 Philadelphia College of Art catalog which I uncovered amid my clutter and marveled at the terrifically clean graphic design done well before anybody had heard of Illustrator, Freehand or CorelDraw. This was all … Continue reading

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The Details – Upper Darby

Having basked in comic books and old movies my whole life, architectural details were what cities were supposed to be about. On a morning like the one above, the ornamentation would catch the light and look glorious. These details also … Continue reading

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