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The Sign Painter Movie

sign_painters_cardFLove typography and the handmade movement? We are excited to celebrate the tradition and the time honoured art of sign painting by hosting the Canadian premiere of the documentary, the Sign Painter Movie by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver.

There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, banners, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. You can see some great examples locally on the windows of Rainier Provisions, Old Faithful Shop, and Harvest Community Foods to name a few.

sign_painters_cardBWe are pleased to welcome The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada – BC Chapter as a sponsor of the event. To celebrate, head on over to the GDC/BC Facebook page, post a photo of your favourite hand-painted sign, and you could win a pair of tickets to the event (valued at $50).

Here are the details:
Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th, 2013
doors at 6:30pm | screening at 7:30pm | Q+A to follow with Faythe Levine and Sam Macon
Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets $20.00 in advance | $25.00 at the door (19+ only)

For more info: web | twitter

in the city ::

I have been working out of the home since we returned from London, so please excuse the silence over here. I have to admit that I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed right now, and the blog is always the first to fall off the wagon. I made myself a work timeline that hopefully will keep me on track with all of the different projects that I am working on, but I seriously thought I was my losing my mind last week when I couldn’t recall past conversations or retain any new information!

We did carve out some “me” time during the weekend and while the sun was shining, spent the morning strolling through Gastown. We discovered some new to us shops such as Nelson the Seagull, Old Faithful Shop, Save On Meats, and attempted to visit Cartem’s, but it was early and they weren’t quite open yet. Much of the evening was then spent sitting in front of the telly with Cleo and finishing up crocheting an apple cozy order.

Hope you had a great weekend too! Happy Monday!

city guide :: vancouver, bc (part 1)


photo credit: Emily Bee ♥ Follow The White Rabbit

I have been contacted a few times by people visiting Vancouver, British Columbia, most recently by a lady from Tennesse, for where to go for craft supplies and indie crafts in the city. So I figured that it would be handy to have a page with a few of my favourite spots that I could direct people to and you can add your favourite finds below. I will be breaking the post into sections of the city to make it more manageable, so let’s start off with downtown / chinatown / gastown.

Dressew – 337 W. Hastings Street

If you are looking for craft supplies, this is the mother ship! Two floors of fabric, notions, select findings and quite an assortment of 80’s jewelry downstairs on the back wall.

Button Button – 318 Homer Street

Just around the corner from Dressew, this is a small shop filled to the brim with all kinds of buttons. You can read my guest post about them for DIY Vancouver Granville Online.

Opus Art Supplies – 207 W. Hastings Street

Great place for art students and those that like to draw and paint. I like to pop in here to refill my supply of blender pens.

Erin Templeton – 511 Carrall Street

The most softest and scrumptious handmade leather bags ever. Full stop.

Blim – 115 E. Pender Street

Part art studio, workshop space and retail shop.

honourable mentions for local handmade finds + a quick bite to eatOld Faithful Shop – 320 W. Cordova Street, Dream – 311 W. Cordova Street, Meat + Bread – 370 Cambie Street, Nuba – 1489 E. Hastings Street, La Taqueria – 322 E. Hastings St, New Town – 158 E. Pender St (best steamed bbq pork buns + butterfly pastries)