It’s been a while since I’ve posted here at Vancouver Is Awesome, but I thought it was perhaps time for a recap. 2011 was a big year for Illustrated Vancouver, and late in the year, I hit the 500th post milestone. Since then, I’ve changed my pace somewhat, and while I won’t be posting every single day, I hope to continue my project as I work towards my original goal of 1,000 posts.
Today’s post on Illustrated Vancouver features studiomoh.com’s best of tumblr tool, supposedly generating my best posts from 2011. However, all systems are susceptible to failure, and of the top 12 images selected, almost half of the images are in fact, inflated due to fake tumblr accounts. And so, as a result, I’ve sorted through the riffraff to bring you a collage recap of what I consider to be my top 20 posts of the year.
This first collage above contains seven of the top twelve posts generated by the best of tumblr tool, as well as two more images which proved popular with the masses:
- Old Hotel Vancouver by Charles Hepburn Scott
- A cartoon by Len Norris
- Giant Checkers in Stanley Park by Franklin (Archie) Arbuckle
- Seymour fauve by Emil Kerie
- Vancouver poster by Marisa Seguin
- Poster for DRAWN at Little Mountain Gallery by Sol Sallee
- Map of Vancouver by Western Canadian Greyhound Lines
- A 1930 BCER map of Vancouver by Peter Hugh Page
- A recent painting by Tom Carter
This second collage contains six more popular posts, two of which are by the same artist, the legendary Rand Holmes. His cover of Wreck Beach from the Georgia Straight is amazing, and his advert for Rohan’s Record Store was a hidden gem which I featured here last year. Clearly, the comic and commercial art aesthetic have a firm grasp of the market!