1. Stephen “ESPO” Powers
Master of letters, Stephen Powers’s playful palette and word play has been featured in many galleries as well as in his own venture, ICY SIGNS. His graffiti roots in the late ‘90s led him to experiment with the type he saw on billboards around the city and storefront grates. His recent mural project in Philadelphia, “A Love Letter to You,” left 50 hand-painted murals by the ESPO crew around the city.