Philadelphia-based agency Gyro Worldwide has changed its name to Quaker City Mercantile.
Lucky Near You: Philadelphia
9:06 AM, June 10 2009
While it may be a mouthful of a store name, Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction in Old City stocks a spectacular range of hard-to-find labels and even commissions local artists to craft designs. Throughout June, stop by for the Don't Head to the Shore Sale, with loads of select clothing reduced 20 percent from names like Bread Denim, A Peace Treaty, and Lauren Moffatt.
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June 9, 2009
By: Kailyn Finnegan
I don’t know what’s better about Root, the fact that it’s USDA Certified Organic or that the golden color and rich flavor are unique to anything on the market today. Whether you enjoy your spirits mixed or if you sip it straight from a glass, Root has the flavor or root beer with the indulging kick of a liquor.
Would you get a tattoo if it were free?
Because this weekend, they're gonna be.
As part of some crazy promotion/out of the goodness of their ink-crazed hearts, Sailor Jerry (116-118 S. 13th St., 215-531-6380) is holding two free events this Friday and Sunday: a show by the A.K.A.s before they leave for the Vans Warped Tour, and a free-of-charge tattoo day at Philadelphia Eddie's Tattoo (904 Arch St., 215-440-9997).
I don't have any tattoos, and the reason being is that every time I look back on who I was a year ago, I think, "What a fool … I definitely wouldn't trust that person to get a tattoo I'd like for the rest of my life." But this free business is pretty tempting. Are any of you tattoo virgins going to do the deed this weekend?
UPDATE: There is a catch — the tattoo has to be of the band's logo. That's kinda lame … but still, it's free, so kinda cool. More info the band's MySpace.
A Snarky Look at Philadelphia
by Steven Grasse
"Gyro Worldwide, the Philadelphia ad agency known for its iconoclastic makeovers of some of the world’s largest brands, is undergoing a metamorphosis into a new creature, like caterpillar becoming a butterfly. As of today, Gyro Worldwide is no more. In its place is Quaker City Mercantile (QCM), a company that aims to produce much more than advertising. ... The change from Gyro to QCM reflects changes in American popular culture, and the maturation of Gyro’s founder, Steve Grasse."
Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry Trailer
Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry is a feature length documentary exploring the roots of American tattooing through the life of its most iconoclastic figure, Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins. Considered by many the foremost tattoo artist of all time, Collins is the father of modern day tattooing, whose uncompromising lifestyle and larger than life persona made him an American legend. Through rare interviews, photographs and hours of archival footage, Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry: The Life and Times of Norman Keith Collins, explores the past, present and future of the global tattooing phenomenon.