Painters spruce up Philadelphia signage to update aging advertisements

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Robert Blackson, director of Temple Contemporary, has forged a new partnership between Temple's Tyler School of Art and the city's Mural Arts Program to revive fading advertisements on buildings. Blackson views the program as a way to renew small businesses and, possibly, entire neighborhoods. “It could be a great way to boost civic pride,” Blackson said. “I think there's loads of potential to make it a project that's not about just paint and brushes.”