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luclatulippe:

Giant Checkers in Stanley Park, seen on the cover of Maclean’s, August 1, 1953, by Franklin (Archie) Arbuckle (bio). In the 1940s and ’50s, he produced more than 100 covers for Maclean’s (source:Canada through the eyes of Arbuckle)

I’ve walked by this giant checkerboard in Stanley Park many a time, walking my dog. No only plays here anymore, but I can totally imagine a revival. Anyone interested? GIANT CHECKERS YOU GUYS!

luclatulippe:

Giant Checkers in Stanley Park, seen on the cover of Maclean’s, August 1, 1953, by Franklin (Archie) Arbuckle (bio). In the 1940s and ’50s, he produced more than 100 covers for Maclean’s (source:Canada through the eyes of Arbuckle)

I’ve walked by this giant checkerboard in Stanley Park many a time, walking my dog. No only plays here anymore, but I can totally imagine a revival. Anyone interested? GIANT CHECKERS YOU GUYS!

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La Grande Promenade

My amazing friend Chris Tyrell, 62, is going to walk 1200 kms across France. He has been an integral part of the arts community here in Vancouver all of his life. I’ve blogged about him here before

He’s doing this because A) he’s raising money for PAL (the Performing Arts Lodge, a retirement community for retired actors and dancers here in Vancouver), B) he loves France, C) he loves walking, D) he’s getting older so it’s now or never, and C) why the hell not. I love this guy. 

If you can spare a few dollars, please do (I know, all the terrible crises around the world recently have been rough, and everyone’s asking for donations). PAL is pretty amazing, and so is Chris. 

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illustratedvancouver:

“I’m going to miss the solitude of open space when they settle the construction dispute.” by cartoonist Len Norris, published July 9, 1970 in the Vancouver Sun (also on Tumblr, btw), via The SFU Library Editorial Cartoons Collection.

Funny how this still applies to many areas of Vancouver. When does the real estate development end??

illustratedvancouver:

“I’m going to miss the solitude of open space when they settle the construction dispute.” by cartoonist Len Norris, published July 9, 1970 in the Vancouver Sun (also on Tumblr, btw), via The SFU Library Editorial Cartoons Collection.

Funny how this still applies to many areas of Vancouver. When does the real estate development end??

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illustratedvancouver:

Old Hotel Vancouver, a sketch by Charles Hepburn Scott circa 1929, featuring the Art Gallery steps and the second Hotel Vancouver (now the site of the Sears building). From the VAG’s 1989 Charles Hepburn Scott publication.

It was a happy surprise to stumble onto Jason Vanderhill’s Illustrated Vancouver blog. It’s pretty straightforward: he shares old illustrations, photos, and paintings about Vancouver. 

illustratedvancouver:

Old Hotel Vancouver, a sketch by Charles Hepburn Scott circa 1929, featuring the Art Gallery steps and the second Hotel Vancouver (now the site of the Sears building). From the VAG’s 1989 Charles Hepburn Scott publication.

It was a happy surprise to stumble onto Jason Vanderhill’s Illustrated Vancouver blog. It’s pretty straightforward: he shares old illustrations, photos, and paintings about Vancouver. 

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Chris Tyrell's "Art Marketing Blog"

I am SO delighted to see that my friend Chris Tyrell has started blogging again. If you’re a young commercial artist, he’s the guy who’ll tell it to you like it is and give you the hard facts about being a working artist. 

Not only did Chris write the wildly popular Artists’ Survival Skills handbook for working artists (previously blogged), but he also teaches at Emily Carr here in Vancouver, plus has been a longtime contributor to OPUS’ monthly newsletter (OPUS is a chain of great art supply stores out here). 

I’m now calling him for lunch, because it’s been way, way too long and he is awesome. 

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The Crawl

Painting by Cheryl Fortier

Can’t believe I forgot to post this a few days ago. Tomorrow is the last day of The Crawl, so get your butts out there and check out all the wonderful treasures in the city!

November 26, 27, 28

In its 14th year, the Eastside Culture Crawl is an annual FREE 3-day visual arts phenomenon. This event involves more than 10,000 people visiting artists in their studios in the area bounded by Main Street to Victoria Drive and from First Avenue north to the waterfront of Vancouver, Canada.

The Eastside Culture Crawl Society provides opportunities for the public to engage with member artists through the ongoing creation of events and programming that support the growth of east side artists.

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Permit me a self-indulgent plug: My friends and I are having an art show here in Vancouver this week and we hope you can join us! Everything is lovingly screen-printed onto T-shirts, and priced very affordably. And if you miss the show, that’s OK because our Tees will be available at this new shop for a good long time!
For more info, links, some iPad/iPhone wallpapers, and to preview designs and photos, click here. We look forward to seeing you!

Permit me a self-indulgent plug: My friends and I are having an art show here in Vancouver this week and we hope you can join us! Everything is lovingly screen-printed onto T-shirts, and priced very affordably. And if you miss the show, that’s OK because our Tees will be available at this new shop for a good long time!

For more info, links, some iPad/iPhone wallpapers, and to preview designs and photos, click here. We look forward to seeing you!

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Vancouver’s Robin McConnell hosts Inkstuds, a weekly radio show on UBC’s CiTR where he and his co-hosts interview notable artists from the alt-comics field.
He has recently compiled transcriptions of 27 of these interviews for a new book, the logically titled Inkstuds (Conundrum Press, 280pp, $20, softcover).
Some of the better-known subjects include Chester Brown, Seth, Joe Sacco, Mary Fleener, Jaime Hernandez, and Gary Panter. The interviews are presented without any introductory preamble or parenthetical insertions; McConnell assumes a certain depth of knowledge on the reader’s part.
(via Inkstuds spotlights alt-comics luminaries | Straight.com)

Vancouver’s Robin McConnell hosts Inkstuds, a weekly radio show on UBC’s CiTR where he and his co-hosts interview notable artists from the alt-comics field.

He has recently compiled transcriptions of 27 of these interviews for a new book, the logically titled Inkstuds (Conundrum Press, 280pp, $20, softcover).

Some of the better-known subjects include Chester Brown, Seth, Joe Sacco, Mary Fleener, Jaime Hernandez, and Gary Panter. The interviews are presented without any introductory preamble or parenthetical insertions; McConnell assumes a certain depth of knowledge on the reader’s part.

(via Inkstuds spotlights alt-comics luminaries | Straight.com)

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TechnicalIllustrators.org

This link has been part of my back-log for a while. Local illustrator James Provost runs it along with illustrator Clint Ford. Great resource!

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