A friend put this captioned magazine page through my mailbox

death of design

This made me laugh quite hard.

Also, courtesy of the enjoyable fuckyournoguchitable tumblr: antlers, actual real taxidermy, fake taxidermy, steer skull and cardboard antlers.

Meanwhile, as Vancouver’s historic Chinatown gets very quickly gentrified–evacuations of historic businesses, sales and demolitions of buildings, and the erection of new glass luxury condos—we see it filling up with upscale little restaurants and cafes full of… antlers. This white man’s pioneer or settler style, circa 1890s, sits aggressively in Chinatown, which was itself founded in the very period these antler references hark back to, if not decades before. It’s as if Chinatown never happened. But Chinatown aside, why are we all now pioneers now?

For a critique of the Great White Hunter/pioneer/frontiersman/settler thing, please see Settler & pioneer “heritage hipster” styles in the age of Idle No More, Chinatown gentrification, &c.

 

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