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Wallcoverings Preserve History at The Shirt Corner

Layered photography portrays iconic building across the centuries.

The Shirt Corner men’s department store in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia closed in 2009 after 48 years in business, but the team that transformed the building into an apartment complex last year had no intention of destroying its history. They commissioned local artist Julia Blaukopf to design seven wallcoverings for the building’s lobby and elevator areas. Blaukopf collected photographs and maps of the neighborhood dating back to the 19th century and merged them into a series of cohesive images. Working with Presto Tape, the team then printed the artwork on CanvasTac wallcovering material with an HP Latex 360 and liquid laminate. The graphics, which totaled 624 square feet, took about two-and-a-half days to install.

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