Every October, the Eastern State Penitentiary dresses up for
Halloween. The prison in North Philadelphia’s Fairmont neighbourhood hosts
“Terror Behind the Walls,” its annual benefit where the fortress–like building
is renovated into a helluva haunted house.
This article was originally published as part of the joke issue on 12.5.2013
Like any reputable community eatery, the 40th Street McDonald’s has its share of kindly decorative flourishes: the quaint community gathering place, a terrace; the entertainment, a television; and the art, a series of digital prints lining the brightly tiled walls.
The seven pieces—digital photographs printed on plastic, roughly 16” by 16”—heavily feature the photographic technique of bokeh. You probably remember bokeh from your Windows 2001 default desktop wallpapers: points of light are blurred or intentionally unfocused.