This new campaign for Philadelphia has me thinking. What would Philadelphia look like as the writer of these notes? Philadelphia is writing promotional and witty letters to these groups of people (gays, historians, art lovers, suburbanites) that it's trying to attract.
What would this quintessential, inviting Philadelphia look like? First, the pen. It would be a quill. Obviously.
Some possibilities for Human Philadelphia:
1) A really, really gay Ben Franklin. He prefers "Benjamin."
2) An old woman from South Philadelphia.
3) A college hipster. Skinny jeans and bright Nike High Tops and all.
Now, you! Who would Human Philly be?
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