one of the first artists who came to mind for the interior of our third Delaware location was fellow Philly-based friend, Ryan Psota. We've partnered with Ryan in the past, asking him to contribute a mural to our Front Street Walls, which he designed + painted in collaboration with in the Mural Arts Program. For our newest restaurant in Christiana, we gave Ryan two walls + asked him to make something bold + colorful. Needless to say, Ryan did not dissapoint.
upon entering our new location at the base of the new Viridian development in Fenway, you'll immediately notice two murals, which add some prehistoric vibes to the already historic area. James Weinberg, the artist behind the Jurassic-inspired visuals, is a Somerville-based artist who excels at blending shapes + colors together to create expressive, intricate + unforgettable images. We met with James to learn more about his work + inspiration, all while touring Somerville, visiting some of his public pieces which added pops of color on an otherwise gray, dreary New England day.
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.
We spent an afternoon with five local Philly talents to learn more about their crafts and what drives them in their careers. Seeing them for who they are “in the simplest terms + the most convenient definitions,” but what we found was each one of them is…a designer…an illustrator…a hand-letterer…an artist...an inspiration. Meet the studio mates of 1421 Carpenter Street.
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!