Off The Wall

The Official Blog of Mural Arts

Posted 19 August 2015 by Carly Rapaport-Stein

Interview: Jessie Unterhalter, co-creator of Summer Kaleidoscope

Artist Jessie Unterhalter, who, with her partner Katey Truhn, painted Summer Kaleidoscope at The Oval, sat down for a few minutes to share her thoughts on the process.

Photography and videography by Dave Tavani

Posted 13 August 2015 by Carly Rapaport-Stein

25 Stories High: Installing JR's "Migrants, Ibrahim, Mingora-Philadelphia"

If you’re walking through Center City, it’s hard to miss the giant black and white figure looming on the side of the Graham Building. The massive work is on a 25 story building, visible enough to become an addition to the city skyline. So how did this impressive, moving, huge portrait of a street food vendor end up looking out over Center City?

tags: JR, Open Source
Posted 12 August 2015 by Carly Rapaport-Stein

Frankly Speaking

Wrapped around the corner of Pine and 13th Streets, a number of faces peer out from the walls. The first time I passed by a few years ago, I looked for an indication of what the business was, but there was no name and no sign to be found. There’s still no indication that the business is a bar or even that it has a name, but that is, I later found out, by its own quirky choice to preserve some anonymity.

Posted 10 August 2015 by Carly Rapaport-Stein

Mural Arts Goes Big

Just how big can a mural get? If you’re Mural Arts, the answer is: it can become enormous. Over the past few months, Mural Arts created and dedicated three gigantic murals. The sheer space encompassed by each work is impressive, but it also sparks a conversation about the way art shapes our measurement of an everyday space. Take a look below to discover more about these immense art works.

Photo by Dave Tavani

Posted 30 July 2015 by RJ Rushmore

Candy Coated on Our Custom Indego Bikes

This year, countless blue bikes have hit Philadelphia's streets with the new Indego bike share program. Now, in a partnerhsip with Indego, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities and the Better Bike Share Partnership, we've release 10 "unicorn" bikes into the program. Unicorn bikes are custom bikes that differ from the standard Indego colorway and design.