our newest location in Pittsburgh's East Liberty neighborhood is many things: a salad spot, a noodle joint + a space port. Yeah, that's right, a space port…with a mermaid…eating noodles. Brian Holderman is the Pittsburgh-based artist responsible for the gorgeous mural consuming an entire corner inside of our twentieth location. He specializes in pairing retro graphics with futuristic ideas, all while bringing a bit of the steel city along for the ride.
upon entering our Fishtown HQ, you'll be greeted by two vibrant murals created by Philly-based contemporary artist, NDA. As longtime fans of NDA's work in Philly + beyond, we approached him for these internal pieces because we felt he could deliver thought-provoking, unique artwork which would help continually inspire the creativity which we, as a company, thrive on. The murals, complete with his signature silhouettes, impossible objects + abstract designs, delivered just that.
upon entering our new 11th Street location in Philadelphia's Midtown Village you'll immediately notice the large, vibrant mural completed by Martha Rich. Featuring colorful characters proclaiming even more colorful remarks (some of which Martha had overheard while eavesdropping at our 16th Street location), this piece provides a wonderful splash of energy to the space.
through an ever-increasing presence of public, street and community art, Baltimore is redefining + improving upon its perception + reputation, further reinforcing it as a city built on love + community. One of the key figures in this art movement is Michael Owen, creator of the renowned Baltimore Love Project.
we met with Meg Skill of Nutmeg Cake Design in her beautiful consultation space in Fishtown to discuss baking in the big city, expanding a small business + how intricate design elements make her cakes + treats so unique.
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Yis Goodwin, aka Nosego, is a Philadelphia-born mixed media artist + illustrator whose work is known for being layered and energetic. Using vibrant colors, characters and his surrounding environment, he creates expressive designs that are reflective of his childhood. While being known for his paintings on the Philadelphia streets, he has also collaborated with many artists and companies from LA to the UK. He joined us for a one-on-one about his work and what the future holds.
If you've been into a honeygrow in the past nine months, there's a good chance you've seen the work of illustrator Rita Carroll.
After graduating from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Illustration, Rita landed a job in NYC for Penguin Random House Books as a junior designer. Still Philadelphia-based, she uses that commute for her "transit doodles" and sketching up the latest monthly whimsical scenes for some of our locations!