Archive for the ‘art’ Category

Eastvan Cross Tattoo

January 16, 2011

Amazing tatty on an unknown subject. This photograph was apparently displayed at The Tattoo Project on Granville Island a few months back.

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Anyone with any info on this piece, please contact me:

bizoid@welcometoeastvan.com

Also, hit me up if you have a tattoo pertaining to eastvan or vancouver in general! I’d love to feature it!

EAST VAN

January 15, 2011

Dutchess Princess Fishes

Lettuce do this

Rip Shit and start again

Drugs

SMASH & BANG FUSION

January 14, 2011

Call for submissions

January 14, 2011

Looking for high quality photo submissions of people wearing their Welcome To Eastvan gear

Send to: info@welcometoeastvan.com

No condom wearing pictures will be accepted!

East Van sheds its bad rep and emerges as Vancouver’s cultural heart

January 13, 2011

found here

East Van sheds its bad rep and emerges as Vancouver’s cultural heart

VANCOUVER — East Van has had a bad rep for decades. It’s the poor side of town, a scary no-man’s land you steer clear of when the sun goes down.

Frankly, you get the feeling many people on the west side would rather live in Nanaimo than east of Main Street. But wait!

Rising rents and real-estate prices have pushed many people out of Kits and Point Grey and over to Main, Commercial and Strathcona.

Main Street has in fact become Vancouver’s main street, a vibrant strip humming with many of the city’s hippest new stores and restaurants. (Not the high-end, chi-chi places, but the most interesting ones.)

East Van’s coolest bar, the Waldorf, has been refurbished and reinvented as a hipster hangout. In tandem with the cheese mecca Les Amis du Fromage, it’s bringing life back to a long-dead part of Hastings.

Commercial Drive has been happening for years, an exotic blend of groovy restaurants and offbeat stores. Donald’s Market anchors a thriving shopping district around Hastings and Nanaimo.

In November more than 10,000 people trekked down to the Eastside Culture Crawl, a decade-old event where East Van’s many artists open up their studios to the public.

East Van even has its own icon, the giant East Van cross (Monument for East Vancouver) artist Ken Lum erected on the bluff at Clark Drive and Great Northern Way.

A shift in the public perception seems to be afoot. In many eyes, East Van has become the cool part of town, the cultural heart of Vancouver.

Read more: Vancouver Sun

Some comments from that article:


anonymous
10:33 PM on January 6, 2011
I find alot of west side snobs trying to hang out in east van?

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you stand out….stay away please.

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anonymous
1:20 PM on January 6, 2011

So sick of stories that try to keep Vancouver divided into east and west. There’s good and bad in all parts of this city. I don’t find any particular postal code has a lock on generous, interesting people in this city.

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Mister_X
9:10 AM on January 6, 2011

I’ve lived in both Kits and the Commercial Drive area, and I’d take the Drive any day — real people, relaxed, interesting, lots of flavor and vitality…. you know, the way Kits used to be way back when, in the days before it lost its funky pizazz.

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vanreal
11:58 PM on January 5, 2011

This story is so condescending. The east side is a wonderful place to live with strong community connections and has been for years. Rennie is right the W is the most expensive letter in the alphabet. The ironic thing is that the west side is now full of wealthy immigrants and the east side is becoming full of the native born canadians who are priced out of the west side.

I went to Eastvan and all I got was fucked.

January 12, 2011

available at:

Sharks+Hammers
54 Alexander Street
Gastown
sharksandhammers.com

The History Of The Batmobile

January 7, 2011

So good. Design freaks. Taken from AutoBlog.com!

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Sergio Aragones

December 12, 2010

I’m thinking and laughing all day long. Every time I think of a joke, I’m also telling myself a new joke. It’s a great way to live.” Aragones. 2009.
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I used to love staring at this guy’s drawings in Mad Magazine. He used very little dialogue but maximized every bit of space allowed. His doodles were often printed along the margins and edges of the magazine pages in a style that was so jumbled that it was impossible to just glance over them. Again, this is an experience that just can’t be captured on the internet so here are a few but go to Safeway’s newstand and give Mad Magazine a couple minutes.
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Fred Herzog

December 2, 2010

I was at the Renfrew Public Library last night doing some good ol’ fashioned research and I found a great deal of local publications on Vancouver’s history. I got so involved that when the nice lady announced it was closing time, I had gone through a stack of about a dozen books.

One that I spent a lot of time on was a collection of photographs by a man by the name of Fred Herzog (b. September 21, 1930, Stuttgart, Germany) who has captured amazing stills of life in Vancouver from 1953 right up until now. He is a regular at the Equinox Gallery and has been featured as a solo artist in Toronto, Paris and New York. I honestly just sat there staring at his photos and searching for them on the net for this post really doesn’t do them (or him) justice.

Check some of them out below but please, head down to a VPL on a quiet afternoon and you won’t be disappointed!

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Hastings & Columbia. 1958.

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Robson St. 1957.

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Jackpot. 1961.

black man pender 1958
Black Man Pender. 1958.

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Blue Car Strathcona. 1967.

Of course, if you’re too cool for school or the library then check out more HERE!

This Kid Is Better Than You

November 28, 2010

Throw away your brushes and Emily Carr degrees cuz if you didn’t understand depth and shading at the age of 3 then you’re not a natural.

I mean, seriously. Damn.