Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver 2010 Olympics’

The Cowichan sweater of Vancouver Island

Monday, December 21st, 2009

The late Amelia Charlie, prominent designer and promoter of the Cowichan sweater

Above is an example of the Cowichan sweater (photo courtesy Cowichan Tribes). The Cowichan belong to the Coast Salish people, long renowned for their fine weaving, so it’s not surprising the Cowichan people easily adapted their own designs to the knitting they learned from white settlers.

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Urban Farm on Vancouver’s infamous Hastings Street

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

The above location is about 2 blocks north of where I live and work, and if you walk down to the water another 7 or 8 blocks to the northwest, you’re standing on the birthplace of Vancouver. The Hastings Mill was built there in the late 19th century. Lumbermen skidded their logs to the mill along a “corduroy” road made of timbers and logs greased with fish oil.

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2010 Olympics anti-graphics

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Graphic design isn’t usually my focus, but when you’re interested in design and are living amidst the deluge of an impending Olympics in your hometown, the tide of graphics is impossible to ignore. Here’s a small sample of political cartoons and posters that incorporate the various Olympic logos – the standard logo with the five rings, as well as the Vancouver 2010 “Inukshuk” logo.

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