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
Definitive Records is a new Scout column that asks interesting Vancouverites to pick the three albums that anchor their musical tastes. Today, we hear from the founder of Raincity Chronicles…
Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill | LISTEN | “As a young lady growing up in Utah, buying this album was insurance that I’d be able to navigate the world like a normal person. Yes, it was popular, but it introduced me to hip-hop and rap as a genre that was larger than my MTV screen. Not only does Ms. Hill still deliver, it harkens back to the good ol’ days of skits in-between songs and secret tracks.”
Wilco & Billy Bragg – Mermaid Avenue | LISTEN | “Perhaps it was my childhood crush on Buddy Holly, or non-stop exposure to Dylan (Bob) and Bruce (Springsteen), but once introduced I fell head over heels for Wilco. Not only is Mermaid Avenue a beautifully crafted album collection, but it also has an unforgettable story of bringing to life the Woody Guthrie songs that were never recorded in his lifetime.”
Gonzales – Solo Piano | LISTEN | “Haunting, romantic, and minimal, this album has not been out of rotation since I got my paws on it in 2004. Chilly Gonzales is one of the best showmen I’ve ever seen (the guy also set a world record for longest solo concert!). Additional points received for being Canadian.”