Thursday, June 9, 2011

Pretty Things Thursday: Ork Philadelphia Neighborhood Screen Print

A few years ago I stumbled across the Brooklyn Ork neighborhood poster and I loved it.  At that point, there were only a few maps, but Philadelphia was on the list to be created.  As soon as it became available, I snatched one up.

Not only do I love that all of the neighborhoods are spelled out, but I love the way that Ork fits the names within the neighborhood boundaries but making some letters bigger and flipping around some letters.  In case you aren't familiar with Philly neighborhoods, some that are listed below are Somerton, Byberry, Bustleton, Torresdale, and  Holmesburg.

Look there, it's University City where I work!  And then to the right and below, Schuylkill, which is named after the neighboring river and is quite hard to learn how to spell. 

But my very favorite neighborhood is Swampoodle, which I had never heard of before I got this poster.  I'm pretty sure this name isn't currently used, but I'm on board for Ork including it because it's so hilarious.

I keep this poster above my desk in our office and it's a fun distraction to read all of the neighborhood names.  Won't you be my neighbor?

1 comment:

  1. Lindsay, we are working on the Mural in Somerton area and would be really interested to use your Somerton, Byberry, Bustleton print.


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