new, new style tiles made in new style appearing west of broad

Yes, you read that right. This morning I noticed a new Toynbee tile at 19th and Chestnut. It’s made in the new style, but in a new style for the new style. These new, new style tiles are… Read More


This post is intended for fans of Toynbee tiles. If you’re not a fan, I’m sorry, but there wasn’t a whole lot I could do to make this entertaining reading for you. It’s largely technical and entirely esoteric…. Read More

only by destruction of the…

Word out of Chicago is that Toynbee tiles are being actively sought out and destroyed. Is this some sort of Hellion conspiracy against the movement? If it is, the perpetrators aren’t admitting to it. “…the Toynbee tiles are… Read More

Required Reading

This is – by far – the best travel article about Philadelphia that I have ever seen.  Originally, published on back in May, 1997, I’ve copied and pasted it here in its entirety.  I reproduce it out of fear that salon… Read More

Tile Broadcast on 6ABC

So WPVI TV, Philly’s local ABC affiliate ran a investigative piece on the tiles last night. While good in theory, the broadcast was typical hellion propaganda. The piece – located here – did interview the Resurrect Dead team,… Read More

Saturday Night Weirdness

Not long ago, a group of mad scientists gathered in a laboratory near Philadelphia and constructed a device that they claimed achieved 2-way communication with the dead. They asked for no money from these experiments and gave away… Read More

Tile news

Resurrect Dead the movie is coming together nicely. The Toynbee tile phenomenon continues to generate widespread curiosity. Buzz about the film has started to pop up in message boards across the internet and print articles around the world…. Read More

Phase II

You know how I said the gospel of Judas or some shit was found yesterday.  Fuck that.  Later on in the day, the gospel of Toynbee as recorded by (_________) was uncovered.  The sacred texts were under protection… Read More

Toynbee – self-inflicted life-affirming hell

The Resurrect Dead team is about done with the research end of the Toynbee mystery… most of our goals having been met. Want to know what we found out? Wait for the movie suckers! Hahahaha! Here are a… Read More


In the early 1980’s The Toynbee Tiler covered center city in handbills advertising the idea and his shortwave radio broadcasts. I never saw one of these handbills, but with the help of our friends in the shortwave community,… Read More