Notebooks: The Blue Light Project - A01

A01 is one of the artists I followed around during the writing of my new novel The Blue Light Project. His work impressed me hugely in a number of different ways. The first and most obvious way related simply to how prolific he was. The photo above is from a series called Local Photo Posters. At the time I met him, he estimated he'd put up 200 of these in Vancouver and was plannng 300 more. He has since done a similar series in Toronto, although I don't have pictures of any of those.

Some of these photos are from A01's website, by the way, which you should check out. He's an artist of super-charged intensity and complex idea.

Posted: Friday, Mar. 19, 2010 7:59am

Notebooks: The Blue Light Project - Take5

Take5 was one of the first street artists I became aware of, during the writing and researching of The Blue Light Project. He was doing a serie of these beautiful chief's head posters and stencils in the neighborhood around my office.








There were many more than the map shows, but this reflects my dawning awareness that right in the streets around my building, there was this artistic project going on.

Posted: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 8:36am

Notebooks: The Blue Light Project - JermIX

JermIX is one of the artists that inspired me during the writing of my new novel, The Blue Light Project. It's possible to know about JermIX (aka Jerm, aka Jerm9ine) and not even realize you know about him. That's because he is one of the most prolific and dedicated street artists I've encountered. I'll be posting lots more about him and other street artists over the next months, but for now, just check out this image.

Posted: Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 11:26am

Street art by Byron Cameraman and Rich S


 The streets and walls of Vancouver's downtown eastside have effectively been my notebooks during the writing of The Blue Light Project, my new novel coming out next year with Knopf Canada and Soft Skull in the US. I'll post pictures of various artists here. But if there were a single image that started the book going, it was this one. I watched Byron Cameraman and Rich S put up this poster in January of last year.

Posted: Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009 1:04pm
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