Joseph G. Brin
Joseph G. Brin is an architect, fine artist and writer based in Philadelphia. He covers Philadelphia architecture, design and culture for Metropolis Magazine. Brin has completed a graphic novel entitled "CAPONE!" and consults on visual narrative in the new field of graphic medicine. His architecture website can be seen HERE.
If you've ever feel like the city is just a tad off we have validating news for you. Philadelphia was built a few degrees left from its true north axis point. Contributor Joe Brin talks cartography and William Penn's city plan with Frank Morelli, Survey Bureau manager of the Streets Department > more
The city is full of historians all with a unique perspective on Philadelphia's layered past. Contributor Joe Brin profiles Michael Schreiber, a Queen Village historian, author, and activist who believes preservation and social equality go hand in hand. > more
FRIEDA for generations, a socially-minded startup company, is carving out a home inside the long vacant Maryland Casualty Company office at Walnut Place in Society Hill. Joseph Brin profiles the organization's forthcoming cafe that aims to combine coffee talk, intergenerational networking, and local design > more
Ready your ray guns! Joe Brin blasts off from South Street with fond memories of the space-age toy store Rocketships & Accessories > more
An obscure Frank Furness gem sits vacant and unused in Mount Sinai Cemetery in Frankford. Joe Brin has the details of this Moorish discovery and thoughts on Furness, preservation, and urban development > more