The 100 #62 – Intersections 1.

Intersections 1

Please see Intersections 2 for an explanation of this series.

Intersections 1– I pulled the original post because of a glitch in the photo. Here it is again, covered in invisible band aids. It is the last in this series.
The designer’s description is below the image and says everything I would want to say….

Main and Hastings

Main and Hastings

Credit and Thanks to the Platform Galleryhttp://www.theplatformgallery.ca/

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog I will post 100 pieces of textual art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.

The 100 #68 – Intersections 7.

Intersections 1

Please see Intersections 2 for an explanation of this series.

Intersections 7 – I moved to Vancouver in the ’70s – such a different city then with more funky old gingerbread houses than high rises. The energy of the hippie scene was still high and I knew this intersection and its smoky ambiance well. No ‘hippie’ could afford to live here now and the flowers have migrated from long hair to short lawns and tidy condo gardens.
The designer’s description is below the image.

4th and Vine

4th and Vine

Credit and Thanks to the Platform Galleryhttp://www.theplatformgallery.ca/

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog I will post 100 pieces of textual art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.

The 100 #67 – Intersections 6.

Intersections 1

Please see Intersections 2 for an explanation of this series.

Intersections 6 – one of the oldest parts of Vancouver and an area I like to stroll around in and quaff a pint or two of local brew.
The description below the image tells it well.

Water and Carrall

Water and Carrall

Credit and Thanks to the Platform Galleryhttp://www.theplatformgallery.ca/

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog I will post 100 pieces of textual art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.

The 100 #66 – Intersections 5.

Intersections 1

Please see Intersections 2 for an explanation of this series.

Intersections 5 is a location I avoid whenever I can.  It is an essential yet complex maze constantly filled with heavy traffic, frustrated drivers and accidents. The description is below the image.

SE Marine and Knight

SE Marine and Knight

Credit and Thanks to the Platform Galleryhttp://www.theplatformgallery.ca/

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog I will post 100 pieces of textual art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.

The 100 #65 – Intersections 4.

Intersections 1

Please see Intersections 2 for an explanation of this series.

Intersections 4 is a Vancouver street intersection very close to my ‘hood. Once an uninspiring mash-up it is now developing a funky and eclectic character and the park is a well used green space at the heart of the intersection. The description is below the image.

Kingsway and Fraser

Kingsway and Fraser

Credit and Thanks to the Platform Galleryhttp://www.theplatformgallery.ca/

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog I will post 100 pieces of textual art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.

The 100 #64 – Intersections 3.

Intersections 1

Please see Intersections 2 for an explanation of this series.

Intersections 3 presents another well used Vancouver street intersection in graphic design – the description is below it. The complex dark lines are an artistic montage of overhead ‘trolly’ cables and the white lines indicate bus routes that run through this area of the city.

Broadway and Granville 2

Broaway and Granville

Credit and Thanks to the Platform Galleryhttp://www.theplatformgallery.ca/

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog I will post 100 pieces of textual art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.

The 100 #63 – Intersections -2.

Intersections 1

So I had to put Intersections 1 into dry dock – a glitch with the photo. I will republish it at the end of this series of 7. For those of you who have already liked and commented on #1, thank you, however; you should know that my reflection in the poster was not intended – check out its resurrection later.

The Intersections exhibition official write -up is below and explains my series, so I don’t have to…

Hollywood & Vine. Haight & Ashbury. Portage & Main. Davie & Denman. Great cities are composed of great intersections. Recognizable outside of their city limits, these intersections play host to significant historical events, define the culture of a place, and are the meeting point for diverse groups of people.

 Launched February 2013 at Waterfront Station, Intersections celebrates the unique attributes of seven essential cross-streets throughout Vancouver through graphic design.

 For this exhibition seven local designers were invited to respond to a specified Vancouver intersection. Drawing from history, geography, architecture, observation and folklore, each resulted in a design that addresses the unique character of place.

 Intersections is conceived and curated by the Platform Gallery. The exhibition is produced in collaboration with the Canada Line Public Art Program, with support from numerous community sponsors and some of Vancouver’s best design talent.

Intersections 2 presents a much loved, beach side Vancouver street intersection in graphic form – the description is below it:

Denman and Davie 2

Denman and Davie

Credit and Thanks to the Platform Galleryhttp://www.theplatformgallery.ca/

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog I will post 100 pieces of textual art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.