Posted on January 21, 2017
Who’s a Copycat?
When people challenge me about the tiles, it’s almost always about the identification of copycats. The claim is usually that newer tiles aren’t the work of the original tiler. The WHAT section of this site traces the development of… Read More
Posted on January 20, 2016
Artist Steve Powers Adds Toynbee Tile to Philly Mural
World famous, Philly-raised artist Stephen Powers (aka ESPO) recently finished up a mural in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia. I stopped by for final photos, and found him still at work. He was still taking requests for content,… Read More
Posted on August 23, 2015
David Mamet and 4 A.M.
How does David Mamet’s 4 A.M. relate to the Toynbee Tiles? Well, the tiles promote the idea of resurrecting the dead on Jupiter through ideas found in the movie 2001 and the writings of Arnold Toynbee. Mamet’s play… Read More
Posted on August 9, 2015
For Posterity: Clark DeLeon
For the record, here is the entire text of the 1983 article where Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Clark DeLeon interviewed (by phone) a man going by the name James Morasco. THE SCENE – IN PHILADELPHIA AND IT’S SUBURBS THEORIES:… Read More
Posted on November 13, 2011
Your Neighborhood Toynbee Tile
Here’s a little Toynbee Tile theory for everyone out there. With a few exceptions, Toynbee tiles typically appear in areas of the greatest population density… central business districts of large cities, highways and rest stops. Of course I’ve… Read More
Posted on September 19, 2011
That Sweet, Sweet Tile Cash
After nearly 20 years of interest, 6 years of investigation and 1 year of movie madness, I finally got around to putting together a gallery of Toynbee Tile photos. The gallery is far from comprehensive, but details a… Read More
Posted on September 14, 2011
THANK YOU PHILADELPHIA!
Resurrect Dead has finished its first Philly run. Considering that we sold out 4 shows in a 360 seat theater and came very close to selling out the remaining 2, it would seem that another run would be… Read More
Posted on September 6, 2011
Resurrect Dead Premier + House of Hades: you got our attentioin
If you haven’t seen on Facebook, Philebrity, WHYY, WMMR, City Paper, The New York Times, The AV Club or any other number of sources, then you’re probably not finding out here either. But anyway, the Toynbee tile movie,… Read More
Posted on September 3, 2011
A Regular Caller?
The following was posted on the now discontinued Resurrect Dead message board in September 2011 by user: 3fingerpete. It’s reposted here for posterity. I’m afraid I can’t offer any proof for what I am about to write. All… Read More
Posted on August 1, 2011
RESURRECT DEAD THEATRiCAL RELEASE!!!
Finally, finally, finally I can announce that Resurrect Dead, the Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, will be coming to a theater near you… maybe. Depends where you live. Also, here’s an official trailer for the movie: Where can… Read More