type tuesday: intersections

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Another group project of note, this one in Vancouver, Canada:

Intersections

"Great cities are defined by great intersections; locations that play host to significant historical events, define the culture of a neighbourhood, and are the meeting point for diverse groups of people. On view at Vancouver's Waterfront Station through the Summer of 2013, Intersections invited seven Vancouver-based designers to explore seven essential locations throughout the city."

Denman & Davie by State Creative Group The intersection at Denman and Davie sits as a little island of colour amidst the backdrop of the more muted Pacific Northwest environment; a little gem in the city. Hence the "gem" graphic, which consists of colours that conjure up the era of architecture in the neighbourhood but also represent the intersection’s unique surroundings: palm trees, ocean, sand, sunsets and fireworks. The clean lines and geometric nature of the lettering were inspired by the fonts used to display the building names seen in so many of the apartment lobbies in the West End.

Denman & Davie by State Creative Group

The intersection at Denman and Davie sits as a little island of colour amidst the backdrop of the more muted Pacific Northwest environment; a little gem in the city. Hence the "gem" graphic, which consists of colours that conjure up the era of architecture in the neighbourhood but also represent the intersection’s unique surroundings: palm trees, ocean, sand, sunsets and fireworks. The clean lines and geometric nature of the lettering were inspired by the fonts used to display the building names seen in so many of the apartment lobbies in the West End.

Broadway & Granville by 10Four Design  The focus for the Broadway & Granville poster was the prevalence of public transit found at the intersection. Six major bus routes converge on the intersection and the 99B-line along the Broadway corridor moves more people than any other transit route in North America. The layered, abstract photograph of the trolley cables creates visual texture in the background of the poster. The custom typography is reminiscent of the hand painted shop signs and storefront windows from the high society days.

Broadway & Granville by 10Four Design 

The focus for the Broadway & Granville poster was the prevalence of public transit found at the intersection. Six major bus routes converge on the intersection and the 99B-line along the Broadway corridor moves more people than any other transit route in North America. The layered, abstract photograph of the trolley cables creates visual texture in the background of the poster. The custom typography is reminiscent of the hand painted shop signs and storefront windows from the high society days.

SE Marine & Knight by Working Format For a city that’s managed to escape the construction of large freeways, the intersection at SE Marine & Knight St is about as close as we get. Most of us are familiar with the intersection from routine trips to Ikea, and little more. Its oversized clover-leafs and reputation as the most dangerous intersection in Vancouver is hardly something to celebrate, yet it remains a critical through-fare, carrying people and products in and out of the city, and across the Lower Mainland.

SE Marine & Knight by Working Format

For a city that’s managed to escape the construction of large freeways, the intersection at SE Marine & Knight St is about as close as we get. Most of us are familiar with the intersection from routine trips to Ikea, and little more. Its oversized clover-leafs and reputation as the most dangerous intersection in Vancouver is hardly something to celebrate, yet it remains a critical through-fare, carrying people and products in and out of the city, and across the Lower Mainland.

Thank you to Working Format, one of the organizers of The Platform Gallery.