Arts and Entertainment

 By Tyler Sablich and Maxwell Reil

Arts & Entertainment: InLiquid Is a Gallery on a Mission

Arts & Entertainment: InLiquid Is a Gallery on a Mission

Matthew Hall has finally seemed to find his home. Currently working as a graphic designer for InLiquid Art and Design in Fishtown, Hall was born in Tallahassee, Florida, and moved to Salt Lake City before ultimately relocating to Philadelphia last summer. He found himself in Philadelphia not only because of business opportunities, but because of […]

 

Germantown Avenue: Five Places to Know

Germantown Avenue: Five Places to Know

Renewing and reinventing theater, jazz and the corner cafe, Germantown Avenue businesses continue to play a role in the development of both Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy. Though it’s known as a historic district, the Avenue embraces cultural trends. It has turned into an area that houses tattoo parlors amongst colonial architecture, showcasing how diverse […]

 

East Kensington: A Long Road to Martha Street for Devilfish Ink

In an annex of Philadelphia Brewing Company, Brian Potash, 39, owns and operates Devilfish Ink – a printmaking and graphic design company that he has run for 17 years. But it wasn’t until four years ago that Potash took his business to the Martha Street complex, after some pit stops along the way on a […]

 by Catherine McCann

Newbold: Weft Fashion Company Rooted in Philadelphia

Newbold: Weft Fashion Company Rooted in Philadelphia

The word weft refers to one of the two directions that go into the weaving of fabric. To Kurt Souder, 29, and Jennifer Burks, 28, Weft is their newly launched men’s sportswear fashion line. “It speaks to our love of design. It’s also really fun to say,” Souder said. Both currently living in southwest Philadelphia, […]

 

Arts and Entertainment: Pretty Vacant Exhibition Celebrates Punk Graphic Design

Arts and Entertainment: Pretty Vacant Exhibition Celebrates Punk Graphic Design

Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk opened at The Galleries at Moore on January 25, 2014. The exhibition relies on the personal collection of Andrew Krivine, which dates back to the late 1970s, when he started buying posters at punk shows. The habit turned into an enormous collection of punk and post-punk history and design, […]

 

Arts and Entertainment: Ring of Honor Commemorates 12 Years

Arts and Entertainment: Ring of Honor Commemorates 12 Years

Jay Briscoe has pile-driven almost every grappler to step between Ring of Honor’s ropes over the company’s past 12 years. Although he and his brother Mark have become the most decorated tag team in the local professional wrestling organization’s history, the foul-mouthed, whiskey-chugging farm boy spent ROH’s anniversary weekend reminiscing about throwing his younger brother […]

 By Tyler Sablich

Arts & Entertainment: DiPinto Makes Himself a Household Name in Guitar Manufacturing

Arts & Entertainment: DiPinto Makes Himself a Household Name in Guitar Manufacturing

Chris DiPinto’s reason for opening his own guitar shop was quite simple: He is left-handed. “It’s hard to find left-handed guitars,” DiPinto said. “You’ll see maybe four [left-handed guitars] out of the whole 80 guitars in here. When I started playing back in the ’80s, there were even less. And you couldn’t find anything interesting. So […]

 By Tyler Sablich and Maxwell Reil

Arts & Entertainment: Five People You Need to Know

Arts & Entertainment: Five People You Need to Know

Specializing in art forms from paper cuts to music and puppetry, there are numerous unknown artists in Philadelphia who perhaps do not deserve to be. Here are just five of those people you should familiarize yourself with. 1. Aaron Cromie (above) is a theater artist who has worked as a performer, designer, director, writer and […]

 

East Kensington: Five Places You Need To Know

East Kensington: Five Places You Need To Know

Easily accessible by public transportation, East Kensington is quickly becoming a destination for young creative types. In comparison to neighboring communities like Fishtown and Olde Richmond, East Kensington is more densely populated by families and—though predominantly white—is more ethnically diverse, with a significant amount of African American and Hispanic residents, according to 2010 Census data. […]

 

Arts and Entertainment: Five Places You Need To Know

Arts and Entertainment: Five Places You Need To Know

There’s a bounty of things to do in Philadelphia for entertainment. Often, some of the best spots are kept under the radar of non-Philadelphians or people who are unfamiliar with what lies beyond their neighborhood lines. Sometimes you just never make it to the joint down the street where you envision a particularly wonderful evening. […]