This category honors a local geek creating fantastic, powerful art that draws attention to the local community in a unique, geek-tastic way.
Maybe you create art out of massive wheatpastes or paint beautiful murals. Whatever art you’re creating, this is a category to send it in to.
Braille Street Art
Austin Seraphin & Sonia Petruse
Legally blind local programmer Austin Seraphin created Braille street art with Sonia Petruse back in March, previewing the project during the #NotAtSXSW party in the Drink Philly offices. Each and every sticker is created on Austin’s Braille writer, with messages written in both Braille and print and placed around Philadelphia by Petruse. Due to the unique circumstances and the nature of their work, the duo behind Braille street art have been nominated as a team.
Yis “NoseGo” Goodwin is a multimedia artist known for his vibrant murals and innovative street art, also lent his illustrative talents to gaming this year, creating the art on hypnotic iOS game “Catball Eats it All,” featured in the App Store Staff favorites.