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Flat Billy selfies with Philly art

Flat Billy has been to Spain. He’s been to happy hour. He may or may not have met his demise in a toilet at the Miami airport en route to Ecuador. We think it’s about time he toured some of Philly’s finest art.

We created Flat Billy so you can take a little piece of Philly with you wherever you go. And if where you’re going is Center City Sips, that’s good, too. You can print your own Flat Billy and tag us in photos of his adventures using @billy_penn on Twitter and Instagram.

First stop: the neo-classical design of the Kimmel Center:

Admiring Kimmel Center architect Rafael Vinoly's neo-classical design.
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Flat Billy crept his way into the Portrait of Joseph Roulin at the Barnes. The postman was a friend of Van Gogh, who featured other Roulin family members in his works.

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Onto some literal street art — the Gayborhood’s rainbow crosswalks:

Flat Billy on the Rainbow Crosswalk
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Plenty of Ben Franklin sculptures and statues to come by in Philly, but Flat Billy has soft spot for Ben Franklin, Craftsman, hard at work at his printing press. The statue is at Broad Street and JFK Boulevard.

Flat Billy – Benjamin Franklin
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We’ve seen enough of your Philly Jesus selfies at LOVE Park. Take Flat Billy with you next time you go.

Flat Billy visited LOVE Park last year. It's up to you where he goes next.
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Independence Starts Here at Hahnemann University Hospital

Flat Billy Hannaman Universtiy Hospital Mural
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Fun fact about the Triune, which means three-in-one: This piece was designed specifically for its location near 15th Street and JFK Boulevard, where government, business and the public intersect.

Flat Billy at Triune
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