Wednesday, May 9, 2007

City Stars: A Comic

I would encourage everyone to check out the City Stars comic, by illustrator Grant Collins. This was part of the Logocities Symposium that just wrapped up a couple of days ago. The comic illustrates the tales of someone who, triggered by the pope's death and the resultant 'purple cross illumination', searches for meaning in the logos that dot Montreal's skyline.

The signs and logos of the city are as large a part of Montreal's symbolic landscape as Mount Royal or the distinctive architecture of (let's say) the Golden Square Mile. If it were not for the price of attending, i would have definitely been there.

n.b. to read the text in the comic, make sure to double-click to zoom in.

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