SMOKE BREAK #1197 | How The Futura Font Escaped The Nazis And Landed On The Moon

SMOKE BREAK #1197 | How The Futura Font Escaped The Nazis And Landed On The Moon

(via) There's never any telling where a typeface will ultimately go after it leaves the designer's desk. Such was the case with Paul Renner's iconic Futura. These days, we associate the popular font with brands like Supreme and the films of Wes Anderson -- cool kid stuff -- but it's been 90 years since Renner unleashed it on the world as "the typeface of today and tomorrow". Its path has been anything but regular. This short film by Vox helps navigate the weirdness. Futura was created… more 

VANCOUVER LEXICON | Langri-La

VANCOUVER LEXICON | How Langara College Students Lovingly Refer To Their Own School

Langri-La | Place, Slang | Langara College. An appropriate term of ironic endearment employed by past and present Langara students in reference to their own… more 

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #583 | American Artist Crafts ‘Urban Mandala’ With Vancouver Detail

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #583 | American Artist Crafts ‘Urban Mandala’ With Vancouver Detail

Last year, American artist Neal Peterson created a series a large, Buddhist art-inspired mandalas made up of original street photography. The repeated, ringing… more 

SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week

SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week

by Michelle Sproule | The main objective of this website is to scout out and promote the things that make Vancouver such a sweet place to be. We do this with… more 

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #465 | Every Front Page Of The New York Times Since 1852

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #465 | Every Front Page Of The New York Times Since 1852

(via) In this 55-second animation, Josh Begley's "Every NYT Front Page Since 1852" shows exactly that in dizzyingly rapid succession. At about the 30-second… more 

INTELLIGENCE BRIEFS | On Michelin-Starred Errors & Trump’s Torment Of The Spice Trade

INTELLIGENCE BRIEFS | On Michelin-Starred Errors & Trump’s Torment Of The Spice Trade

by Talia Kleinplatz | From sesame to saffron and coriander to caraway, Eater takes a closer looks at the effects of Trump’s immigration ban on the global spice trade. And speaking of Cheeto Jesus, Trump’s new immigration reform set to seriously impact the hospitality industry, restaurant owners, employers, workers and consumers are taking the Sanctuary Restaurants pledge in support of inclusive and safe spaces for everyone. The Week asks, is protesting the new brunch? Messy Nessy… more 

DINER | Another Horrible, Next-To-Impossible Game Of ‘Name That Restaurant’ (SOLVED)

DINER | Another Horrible, Next-To-Impossible Game Of ‘Name That Restaurant’ (SOLVED)

by Andrew Morrison | This game challenges Vancouverites to identify local establishments by revealing only a tiny facet of their interiors. It might look… more 

DINER | After Month-Long Renovations, Shiny ‘Gringo 2.0’ Reopens In Gastown’s Blood Alley

DINER | After Month-Long Renovations, Shiny ‘Gringo 2.0’ Reopens In Gastown’s Blood Alley

by Andrew Morrison | A new, (somehow) even brighter version of the already neon-heavy, irrepressibly effervescent Gringo reopened last night after a month of… more 

BARTIFACTS | Two Hand-Drawn Superheroes Hold Court Behind The Bar At Grapes & Soda

BARTIFACTS | Two Hand-Drawn Superheroes Hold Court Behind The Bar At Grapes & Soda

When most of us sit down at the bar, we usually have two things in mind: a drink and a brief but much needed escape from the stresses of daily life. More often… more 

AWESOME THING WE ATE #995 | Joe Pizza’s Return Includes New, Improved ‘Al Taglio’ Pies

AWESOME THING WE ATE #995 | Joe Pizza’s Return Includes New, Improved ‘Al Taglio’ Pies

by Andrew Morrison | I'm glad to see that Joe Pizza is back. The new Gastown restaurant held a series of test services last month and then went dark. It's a… more 

GOODS | Heritage Asian Bistro Unveils Menu For Brunch Service On Saturdays & Sundays

GOODS | Heritage Asian Bistro Unveils Menu For Brunch Service On Saturdays & Sundays

The GOODS from Heritage Asian Eatery Vancouver, BC | Heritage Asian Eatery Chef and Co-owner Felix Zhou will add the title of “weekend warrior” to his already extensive resume starting this Saturday, March 4 when he adds brunch service to his Asian-inspired menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Heritage’s weekend brunch service will include a number of exciting new menu additions from Zhou, such as Peking Duck, Pork Belly and Shiitake Mushroom Benny Bowls (two… more 

GOODS | Gastown’s ‘Bauhaus’ Lines Up Wine Club Feast Paired With Brunellos & Amarones

GOODS | Gastown’s ‘Bauhaus’ Lines Up Wine Club Feast Paired With Brunellos & Amarones

The GOODS from Bauhaus Vancouver, BC | Mark your calendars – Uwe’s next wine club dinner is April 10th at 7pm! The evening will be covering the Italian… more 

GOODS | Chef Ricardo Valverde To Debut New Peruvian Tasting Menu For March At ‘Ancora’

GOODS | Chef Ricardo Valverde To Debut New Peruvian Tasting Menu For March At ‘Ancora’

The GOODS from Ancora Vancouver, BC | This March, step into Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio where Lima-born Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde will honour his… more 

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