A Q&A with the street artist about unicycle lanes, vampire squirrels, and properly faking authenticity.
Touching the writing on the wall.
Jessie Hemmons, 25, aka Ishknits, is crouching down, sewing what looks like a neon, blue-and-green-striped sweater onto a skinny tree outside utility-gray Hartranft Elementary School in North Philly.
It's an odd time of year for flowers to be blooming in Northern Liberties. But the fall chill doesn't deter Erika Matyok, who hauls out her paint buckets many weekends to transform drab fences and crumbling walls into lush murals.
If stealing priority mail labels, scrawling messages on them in Sharpie and sticking them someplace they shouldn’t be is high art, then Curly is Philly’s Michelangelo.