Giving Back 2017

Oh this year. Time to buckle down and do what I can to give back. Like last year, I'll be donating all of the profits from the map sales to local nonprofits from Thanksgiving through Giving Tuesday. That means that your purchase of a map will help to support all of the following organizations: Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory, Marian Anderson Historical Society, SEAMAAC, Red Paw Relief and Students Run Philly Style (more about the nonprofits below). Last year we raised Read more

#whyilovephillyarts Launches

It's official, the first #whyilovephillyarts, featuring Sean Martorana, is now live! Check out the prints below and purchase one of the 30 limited edition prints online. This is the first collaboration that aims to build a body of Philly-specific art across a variety of mediums for people to purchase with 100% of the profits going to the artist (along with a full commissions and licensing Read more

Sean Martorana x Philly Love Notes

The best part about running Philly Love Notes and making maps is the opportunity to connect with, spotlight, and help build the Philly community (see Giving Back This Year -- news about 2017 soon, #whyilovephilly Twitter campaign, #whyilovephilly parties, Philly Love Letters). So... I'm very excited to announce the new project, #whyilovephillyarts, a series of collaborations aimed at showcasing the amazingly talented artists and makers we have here in the city.  The Concept - Commission a piece of art from a variety of painters, illustrators, graphic designers, Read more

South Street

Love Note #290: Love is thinking that Philly smells like honeysuckles

Nathan Tuno
Favorite Spot: Headhouse Farmer’s Market
Neighborhood:

I Am: A landscape architect from Pennsport who loves turning his small courtyard garden into a hidden oasis
Years in Philly: Five
Current Home: Pennsport

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Love Note #212: Come back William, Philly misses you

William Hao-Wei Yang
Favorite Spot: South Street and Penn’s Landing
Neighborhood: Delaware River Waterfront and South Philly

I Am: A freelance photographer/writer currently missing Philly from across the Pacific
Years in Philly: 2
Current Home: Outside of Philly

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Love Note #169 What changed Laura Luttrell’s life? The Starbucks on 4th and South

Laura Luttrell
Favorite Place: South Street (more speficially the Starbucks on the corner of 4th)
Address: 347 South Street
Neighborhood: Society Hill

I am: A lover of all things cozy and caffienated. And also a severe addict of witty British TV shows
Years in Philly: Visiting since I was a child
Current Home: Boyfriend lives in Northeast Philly ( I basically live there), but technically West Chester

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Love Note #158: It took 158 love letters, but David Goodman has finally written one about cheesesteaks

David Goodman
Favorite Spot: Jim’s Steaks, South St.
Neighborhood: Center City/South Philly
Address: 400 South St.

I am: A writer/artist/geek who is a regular contributor to the blogs Geekadelphia and The Quarter Bin, as well as my own blog. I spend way to much time reading comic books and… well, that’s about it.
Years in Philly: My whole life
Current Home: The suburbs (don’t judge me)

(All photos by Krystal Barber from Mote Studios)

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