Those observant among you might have noticed that Illustrated Vancouver had ceased publication about a month ago. This extended hiatus was not entirely planned; it was an amalgam of factors — the convergence of the Vancouver International Film Festival, pressures of work, life, and about 6,000 other forces. For a while it seemed like no one noticed…but recently, there have been far too many noteworthy items; I’ve decided I cannot remain silent forever. Thanks to those who have sent in submissions; I will get to them as I am able.
But first I would like to share some breaking news, which to be honest, already broke about a month ago. A little paper in town called The Vancouver Sun has published a hardcover account of their first 100 years in print. Making Headlines: 100 Years of The Vancouver Sun can be ordered directly from the Vancouver Sun’s estore, among many other places I’m sure. The Sun are offering pickup from the lobby of 200 Granville Street, Monday through Friday 8:30AM – 4PM, ($34.95 +$1.75 tax = $36.70) or delivery right to your doorstep for an additional $8 shipping. See their estore for more details and some preview images of the book. In this column, they report overtaking the runaway cook book on Kale!
I can attest, Making Headlines is thoroughly researched and loaded with gorgeous images and photographs from various archives, including the billboard advertisement shown above, item CVA 99-2242 from the Vancouver Archives. The photograph by Stuart Thomson is dated circa 1926, and while archives notes the nitrate negative is deteriorating, they were still able to make a respectable print. I took things a step further and tried to clean up the image in Photoshop. It’s not perfect, but I think it does the job.
There’s a lot more we could say about this advert. …READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY>>>