Posts Tagged ‘art’

Sophing

September 13, 2008
A UWO Gazette sketch
(reposted with permission).
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More Metal Trees

August 29, 2008

In “Iron trees may help downtown branch out” (London Free Press; 2008/08/29) Paul Berton applauds the plan to erect more ugly metal trees in the downtown despite an admission that “some people are confused” and “some people dislike them” and “some people would rather see real trees.”

Why? Because “very few people can ignore them. That’s the real triumph.”

Well, if that were true, downtown business owners would be clamouring for more graffiti. But I don’t see that happening.

photoIf the Downtown Business Association wants to spend money improving it’s area of the city, I suggest that it install public drinking fountains like the ones in Victoria Park instead. Those at least would serve some practical purpose.

It’s the Wrong Message

August 25, 2008

It seems that City Hall recently allowed the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency to stencil advertising on bike paths. Today’s LFP describes the ad campaign (“First ads to crack city bike paths get easy ride“; Jenni Dunning).

How did that escape me? Could it be that they rolled it out quietly so that nobody would be the wiser? A quick look on the city website using it’s own search tool failed to turn up any mention of this ‘initiative.’

Scott Stafford (the city’s parks and recreation division manager) is quoted as saying that “we thought it was a way to try something new to get some interest in our pathways.”

It’s a shame that they had to pervert Candy Chang’s idea which I promoted in my 2008/04/25 post.

If the City cares about the health of Londoners, physical and mental, it should immediately rethink this short-sighted strategy of wasting public easels to assault us with more commercial advertising. Inspirational messages and public service announcements would be a much better use of this valuable resource.

Summer Smog Days

July 24, 2008

A ClimateCartoons present (published with permission ).
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Waiting Patiently

July 17, 2008

A ClimateCartoons present (published with permission ).
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Consumer Disease

July 10, 2008

A ClimateCartoons present (published with permission ).
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An Environmental Solution?

June 26, 2008

A ClimateCartoons present (published with permission ).
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What Tomorrow May Bring

June 12, 2008

A ClimateCartoons present (published with permission ).
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Public Art Inspiration #7

June 7, 2008

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The Carbon Offset Scam

June 5, 2008

A Throbgoblinscontribution (published with permission ).
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Labrats on Acid

May 29, 2008

A Throbgoblinscontribution (published with permission ).
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Cockroach Cavalry

May 15, 2008

A Throbgoblinscontribution (published with permission ).
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Cheeseball Philosophy

May 8, 2008

A Throbgoblinscontribution (published with permission ).
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Hitch-hiking Havoc

May 1, 2008

A ClimateCartoons present (published with permission ).
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Immigration

April 28, 2008

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A Sidewalk Bubblegum masterpiece (reposted with permission).
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