Triple Play: Toynbee Tiles

[Toynbee Tiles – all photos (c) Luna Park]

Toynbee Tile Lecture in Brooklyn

Toynbee tile in New York City (photo by Luna Park)

Ever since living in Philadelphia for a couple years in the mid 1990s, I’ve been intrigued by Toynbee tiles. What did these strange vinyl tiles in the middle of Center City intersections mean?? Philadelphia artist and musician Justin Duerr researched the tiles for the 2011 award-winning documentary, Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles. Duerr will give a free, half hour lecture and slide show on the mysterious tiles as part of Pete’s Candy Store’s Open City Dialogue series in Brooklyn tomorrow at 7:30pm. Very much looking forward to hearing more about Toynbee tiles!

Tile remnant in Philadelphia (photo by Luna Park)

January 9, 2012 – 7:30pm
NOTES FROM JUPITER: Decoding the Toynbee Tiles w/Justin Duerr
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211