best toynbee tile unveiling photoessay in the world

Yes I’m still talking about the damn tiles. Today, a photoessay of yesterday’s great unveiling. This includes all known new tiles, except 15th and Race… which was found earlier today. The person pictured is Resurrect Dead documentary collaborator… Read More

new Toynbee tiles are old school tiles

This afternoon I discovered that summer rains softened the glue and tar paper on the 13th and Market tile. With the pile of tar paper still lying next to it, I found the uncovered tile within minutes of… Read More

strange tile news / huge tile news

So at 6:30 this evening I’m acting slightly obsessive, leaning over the hot pavement at 15th and Arch snapping detail photos at a glob of wood glue and tar paper under which a Toynbee tile is adhering to… Read More

As Summer Sun Melts…

Today is a day that I’m glad I don’t still work in an animal emergency room. Heat stroke abounds and it’s always a brutal, ugly thing. If you, or your dog’s body temperature goes over 107, your internal… Read More

Fucking Awesome

Is what I thought the other evening when I saw that the street tile medium is alive, well and spreading. Look at this page and these non-Jupiter related asphalt mosaics from NYC. Really Fucking Awesome Is what I… Read More

Street Art

As evidenced by yesterday’s rhetorical screed against any and all who dare attack the value of Philadelphia’s murals, I’m a big fan of Philly’s public art. But what I didn’t say yesterday is that some of my favorite… Read More

An interview with myself

For the next few weeks, much of my computer-time energy will be channeled into a secret project, the results of which I will share with the world when the time is right. That means I might rerun some… Read More

Resurrect Dead (Dogs and Text)

I just discovered that if I turn off the rich-text editor on wordpress, I can post youtube videos. This changes everything. From now on, please expect many more youtube videos. For today’s feature, please enjoy this informative documentary… Read More

strange days

As I’ve been mentioning for a couple weeks, today marks the 31st anniversary of Arnold Toynbee’s molecules turning dead in anticipation of their future reassembly on the gigantic Planet of Jupiter! It’s also the 10th anniversary of the… Read More

Molly Pitcher, Toynbee tile

Yesterday, I mentioned that my girlfriend often asks why I’m so distrustful of ruralites. Today I come to you with a different question she often asks me, why do I care about the Toynbee tiles. I don’t actually… Read More