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Good Life: Model Citizens: Chi Kim & Ben Woodward

02/01/2008

Who: Chi is a clothing designer who's worked for Urban Outfitters and Sailor Jerry; Ben is an artist and founding member of Space 1026, Philly's now-famed studio and gallery for emerging artists.


What they're doing: The couple are the new creative directors of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, a three-year-old t-shirt line that's recruiting some of the country's most serious up-and-comers to create unlimited-edition tops. Some of their shirt-designing artists
Whose work you should buy now: The brightest new stars include Alex Lucas and Alex Da Corte, plus locals like Lori D and Thom Lessner (who's responsible for a new and irresistible trompe l'oeil work inspired by a circa-1980s David Lee Roth).


Where you can find their shirts: This month, 12 new designs debut at select boutiques in San Francisco, Singapore and Tokyo, at Old City's Lost + Found, and online. Prices from $28. Artintheage.com .

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PBJ Talks About Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

02/01/2008

Red Tettemer, Urban Outfitters sport T-shirts for skateboarding"

Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) hires creative team Ben Woodward and Chi Kim have been named as creative directors at Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, a division of the Center City ad agency Quaker City Mercantile.

The husband-and-wife team are founders of Space 1026, an artists' collaborative in Philadelphia.

In much the same way, Art in the Age draws on artists to produce original T-shirts, hoodies and other clothing. See it all at www.artintheage.com.

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Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) Hires Creative Team

02/01/2008

Ben Woodward and Chi Kim have been named as creative directors at Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, a division of the Center City ad agency Quaker City Mercantile.
The husband-and-wife team are founders of Space 1026, an artists' collaborative in Philadelphia.
In much the same way, Art in the Age draws on artists to product original T-shirts, hoodies and other clothing. See it all at www.artintheage.com

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Mr. Eclecticity

01/25/2008

From a South Broad brownstone full of Victoriana, monsters and octopi, artist Adam Wallacavage's creative tentacles reach way out.
When Joyce Wallacavage tells you her son Adam "isn't normal," it's cause for laughter - and admiration.
"Thank goodness he's not normal, whatever that is," she says.

It's hard to explain exactly what she means, but after meeting Adam, you know it has something to do with being creative and funny and sweetly different from probably anyone else you know.

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ICBR plans press conference during Price Charles' visit to Philly

01/22/2008

PRESS CONFERENCE January 24, 2007

THE INTERNATIONAL COALITION FOR BRITISH REPARATIONS WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE TO KICK OFF THEIR CAMPAIGN DEMANDING COMPENSATION FROM THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN RESPONSE TO PRINCE CHARLES' VISIT TO PHILADELPHIA.

THE ICBR WILL HOLD THE CONFERENCE IN ORDER TO FURTHER THEIR CAUSE OF COLLECTING REPARATIONS FROM THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF 31 TRILLION POUNDS STERLING ($58 MILLION USD) FOR INJURIES AND INJUSTICES SUFFERED OVER THE PAST FIVE HUNDRED YEARS.

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Ich Bin Ein Pennsylvanian

12/31/2007

A local ad guru is fighting to get his people their props...

Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) honcho Steven Grasse take his lineage seriously- he'll regale you with his tales of his German ancestors (ye olde Anton Grasse arrived here in 1812) and their many cultural contributions. (Whom to thank for soft pretzels, you ask? The Germans!) Last fall, Grasse was walking the streets, reading those blue Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission plaques, when he realized most of the 221 plaques around town highlight African-American history, while only a handful represent Deutschland. So this month he plans to officially nominate 15 new signs for German notables, ranging from Dr. Samuel Hahnemann to the German Gymnastic Society. While the commission advises against petitioning for too many signs at once, Grasse is undeterred. "Good for the African-American groups for promoting their history," he says, "but it's time for my German brothers and sisters to lay down the wiener schnitzel and start writing plaque proposals."
-Richard Rys

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