The Seaport will host two screenings of the film Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry, which chronicles the life of Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins, the father of modern American tattooing and himself a sailor. The film, which had a sold-out screening at the 2008 Philadelphia Film Festival, explores the impact and meaning of tattoos in the lives of American sailors. The May 12 screening will begin at 7 pm with a pre-film discussion by director and native Philadelphian Erich Weiss. Admission is $10 and seating is limited. A second screening will take place October 2 at 8 pm.
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum had it's 10 millionth bottle of rum come off the production line last Thursday. To commemorate the creation of the 10 millionth bottle, Sailor Jerry gave away a special edition bottle. The Spiced Rum is inspired by "Sailor Jerry" style tattoos, first created by Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins.
Noontime Nuggetz: Bishop Allen @ Art In The Age
Those lovable icons of mumblecore Bishop Allen stopped by Old City's Art In The Age store when they swung through town recently. Dig that woodblock!
Throwdown from Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Show off your literary knowledge and slick sense of humor at the same time with this tee from Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. Whoever came up with this design is a genius, and gets an internet slap on the back from me. I'm quoting their product description because it gave me some lulz:
LA hotel moonlights as movie screen
Philadelphia based Gyro Worldwide presents a video installation currently on display, on all facades of the The InterContinental Los Angeles - Century City. For the entire month of July, The InterContinental Hotel in Century City will present the artwork of Los Angeles painter and stylist Kime Buzzelli through artistic video vignettes designed to capture and display the essence and amenities available at The InterContinental. The video projection, produced by Klip Collective, is live from dusk to midnight each night, for the entire month of July, and is visible all the way from Santa Monica to Century City, turning the 17-story hotel inside-out for all to see.
"Hendrick's Gin and Tonic"
Well it is the end of March so the beginning of Spring and as temperatures climb its nice to have something refreshing to cut through the afternoon heat. So I bring to you a small twist on the mainstay of British imperialism, the Hendricks gin and tonic.