Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Arts and Letters Club, The Alcuin Society 2006 Awards for Excellence in Design in Canada, Part Two

Caucasian woman, early 60s, with pale complexion, painted lips and spiky, red hair. She empties her white wine glass and excuses herself from conversation, inching between an end table and the outstretched legs of a napping member, scotch glass slipping toward the end of his grasp. She brushes the front of her slacks and crosses the lobby into the gallery of books.

Faces on Places: A Grotesque Tour of Toronto, Terry Murray, designed by Ingrid Paulson (House of Anansi Press)

Page 93:

The most recent example of overtly Canadian content appeared in 1956 on the Crown Life Insurance Building on Bloor Street East. Reliefs appear at the western and eastern ends of the building -- a deer family on the former, and a polar bear family on the latter.
Her grandson has a game small enough to carry in her palm. She plugs in a small disc and he helps her select the levels. She picks a weapon, the bow, and a sight appears. The dials up the audio. She hits the button and thunnng she's high-fiving an eleven year old as a pool of pixilated blood pools at the feet of her stag.

2 comments:

Dixon said...

I have this book but I can't find it.

Julie Wilson said...

I like it's sleek design. It's fun to palm monsters.