The second version of this site, running from about 2007 – Jan 2011 had several rotating banners as the central design hook. People seemed to like them. So we’ve archived them here.
The Auld Lad: The character in this photographic cross section is the father of one of the site’s contributors. It was taken in one of Toronto’s tourist landmarks, a store on the main strip called Honest Ed’s. It looks like a roller coaster or casino on the outside, it’s facade a hotch potch of lighting and fair ground sales signs. On the inside, it’s Guiney’s on steroids, a sure monument to nascent post- World War Two consumerism and a museum of dollarama crap.
Bear vs Boy: This is a cut out from a screen print, the original is by Daryl Vocat, he’s a silk screen artist in Toronto, that routinely runs the line between images of innocence and a lurking threat elsewhere in his composition. Daryl’s work often contains portraits of himself, as you can see in this banner that is extracted from a bigger print.
Binned Baby: It’s summer and half of Toronto decides to clear out the clutter, with sales pouring over front lawns and side walks. This leads to many the random purchase, objects instantly desired one moment and rejected the next. This baby doll was found close to one such sale, clinging to a recycling bin as if escaping its obvious eventual faith.
First Day Of Spring: This is the view from the fire escape that doubles as a balcony from our flat in Toronto on the first day of Spring, there was still enough snow lurking beneath the shot to make the melting ice caps jealous.