As noted in the Scout List this week, every major city intersection has a personality that is characterized by its architecture, its environment, and the velocity of its traffic. They are markers, meeting places and transfer points; places where fascinating stories begin, end, or pass right on by. To celebrate Vancouver’s intersections, seven of the city’s top graphic designers have created posters representing the most iconic ones. Scout has been given exclusive access to these, and you can take a peek below, together with explanatory notes from the designers themselves. The series is to debut tonight at The Chinatown Experiment (434 Columbia St.) from 6pm to 9pm. Note that none of the posters are on sale just yet. There will be a special postcard set featuring all the designs for free tonight, and then all the posters will move to Waterfront Station where they will be displayed until some point in the summer. Prints may be available down the road, so stay quick on the draw by following them on Twitter, Facebook, and on their website.
The one of Denman & Davie is our fave. Check them all out after the jump… Read more
Each intersection has a personality that is characterized by its architecture, its environment, and the velocity of its traffic. They are markers, meeting places and transfer points; places where stories begin, end, or pass right on by. With that in mind, The Platform Gallery - in collaboration with Working Format, Lizzy Karp, Anthony Casey, and Luis Sanchez – came up with the idea to ask seven of Vancouver’s top graphic designers to create large 36″ x 54″ posters to represent a specified local intersection. These were Fraser & Kingsway, Main & Hastings, SE Marine & Knight St., Davie & Denman, Water & Carrall, 4th & Vine, and Broadway & Granville), with the design shops being 10four, Glasfurd & Walker, Post Projects, Seterah Shamdani, State Creative, Zach Bulick, and Working Format. The two posters above are just a taste. All of them will be revealed at Waterfront Station and other highly visible locations along the Canada Line route in February, with the series debuting at The Chinatown Experiment this Thursday night. See you there!
January 31 | | 6pm – 9pm | The Chinatown Experiment (434 Columbia) | Free | DETAILS
Twin Peaks was something of a divisive show. Either people thought it sucked hard or it was the greatest thing on television during its brief and often bewildering run in 1990-1991. We thought it tripped the light fantastic, so we’re glad to announce the Black Lodge Diner pop-up at 434 Columbia St (aka the Chinatown Experiment). The pop-up was inspired by the surreal show, particularly its memorable fetishization of coffee and pie. It’s being organised by Ken Tsui and Genevieve Mateyko – two big TP fans – with support from Scout (Ken put on the delicious Hawker Street pop-up at Main’s Gene Cafe back in March, and Genevieve is the L’Abattoir staffer who is launching the Sunday Morning Ice Cream subscription program this winter. Two awesome people, for sure).
The Black Lodge Diner goes down on Sunday, September 23rd. The cost is $12, and those in attendance will be served a slice of fresh cherry pie, a damn fine cup of Panoramic Coffee’s special Twin Peaks blend, and a big scoop of Sunday Morning‘s brown butter pecan ice cream. There will only be 60 slices of pie, so make sure you show up on time as space is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Vancouver is filled with Audreys, Bobs , and Log Ladies, so top marks if you show up in costume. We’ll see you there.