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I’ve read a couple (but certainly not all) of the essential Douglas Coupland books and love his ability to identify, embody and express what is going on in the world at a particular time. His expression comes from his writing and his art. This piece from artsy.net is a bold and fascinating account of the present and future of art, as a result of the changing world. Enjoy!

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It’s not often that I promote work from big international studios but this case study in particular by Paula Scher of Pentagram NYC is an exceptional example of what design and more specifically typography can do for a brand. The Public Theater project is one of the seminal graphic design projects in recent history (1994 – present). This past year, Paula Scher has transformed the lobby and maintained the brand through and through. Nice one.

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Apparently there’s a right and a wrong way to gentrify a neighborhood. On one side, a Rolls Royce Phantom (I think) seen on my way to work this morning which stands out like a sore thumb on East Cordova. To the left, the new Pidgin which recently opened across the street from Vancouver’s notorious Pigeon Park.

Scout Magazine just published a statement from the proprietors who have been coming under fire from some residents of the TDES. I think Pidgin’s efforts for community involvement are notable. Please check out this article for yourself.

With all of this ‘stink’ around the opening of a new restaurant just one block from the likes of L’abattoire, the Irish Heather, Six Acres, the Cork & Fin etc… the list is long, one has to wonder what
a renovation or development of Pigeon Park it’s self will look like.

BTW, Nice tile logo, Pidgin!

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