Steve Powers Adds Toynbee Tile to Philly Mural

World famous, Philly-raised artist Stephen Powers (aka ESPO) recently finished up a mural in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia. I stopped by for final photos, and found him still at work. He was still taking requests for content, and was nice enough to humor my request for a Toynbee Tile. And 5 minutes later, it […]

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For Posterity: Clark DeLeon

For the record, here is the entire text of the 1983 article where Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Clark DeLeon interviewed (by phone) a man going by the name James Morasco. THE SCENE – IN PHILADELPHIA AND IT’S SUBURBS THEORIES: WANNA RUN THAT ONE BY ME AGAIN? By CLARK DeLEON The Philadelphia Inquirer This article originally appeard […]

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Your Neighborhood Toynbee Tile

Here’s a little Toynbee Tile theory for everyone out there. With a few exceptions, Toynbee tiles typically appear in areas of the greatest population density… central business districts of large cities, highways and rest stops. Of course I’ve considered that only tiles in these areas get noticed and reported, but there is some evidence that […]

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That Sweet, Sweet Tile Cash

After nearly 20 years of interest, 6 years of investigation and 1 year of movie madness, I finally got around to putting together a gallery of Toynbee Tile photos. The gallery is far from comprehensive, but details a wide array of styles. Unfortunately, general negligence destroyed a large chunk of the official record. A dramatic […]

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THANK YOU PHILADELPHIA!

Resurrect Dead has finished its first Philly run. Considering that we sold out 4 shows in a 360 seat theater and came very close to selling out the remaining 2, it would seem that another run would be a good idea. No word on that yet though. And by the way… all those people came […]

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Resurrect Dead Premier + House of Hades: you got our attentioin

If you haven’t seen on Facebook, Philebrity, WHYY, WMMR, City Paper, The New York Times, The AV Club or any other number of sources, then you’re probably not finding out here either. But anyway, the Toynbee tile movie, Resurrect Dead is making its Philly debut on Thursday September 8th at the Internatioinal House at 37th […]

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RESURRECT DEAD THEATRiCAL RELEASE!!!

Finally, finally, finally I can announce that Resurrect Dead, the Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, will be coming to a theater near you… maybe. Depends where you live. Also, here’s an official trailer for the movie: Where can you see this Sundance Award winning documentary about the Toynbee Tiles and possibly even catch a Q/A […]

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Sundance, From the Stage

So two nights ago, I was standing on the awards stage at the Sundance Film Festival, while Resurrect Dead, Director Jon Foy accepted the award for Best Director in the U.S. Documentary category. I was part of the tiny team that worked on the film and am one of its subjects. I keep telling people […]

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Incredible News, Really, Really Incredible News

First off, I know that I haven’t been posting much of anything for a long, long time. There are a lot of reasons for this, none of them interesting. For anyone out there still subscribed to this feed, here’s something worth waiting around for. Remember that Toynbee tile documentary that I’ve been harping on about […]

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Shepard Fairey

So every once in a while I’m sitting around trying to attach a SQL database to a laptop when a random request comes my way. “Steve, Shepard Fairey is coming tomorrow and no one is covering it. Can you shoot it?” “Yes.” And with that I found myself covering a very small and almost completely […]

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