Monday, December 28, 2015
NIGEL HOOD - GHOST TOWNS IN WHITE
GHOST TOWNS OF ALBERTA POSTER IN WHITE. Edmonton artist Nigel Hood donated THREE of his amazing posters to our Online Auction. Two of them feature the ghost towns of Alberta. “Ghost towns,” he says, “are towns that once had a considerable population, that have since dwindled in numbers causing some or all its businesses to close. The reasons? Either due to the rerouting of a highway, train tracks being pulled, or exhaustion of a natural resource.” Many of Alberta’s ghost towns exist as a result of a number of failed coal mining operations in the area during the early 20th century. This 15” x 22” screen print, in white, pays homage to those towns. It features 80 logos, crests, symbols and word marks created for these fallen towns over the course of 80 days. (A black version of this print will also be sold in this online auction.) The print is unframed, allowing you to frame it the way you want. It will look amazing matted and framed, and hung in an Alberta family room or living room. A perfect gift for anyone interested in the history of our great province. Printed on a white Stonehenge rag by the good people at Hard Pressed, this item sells for $40 in Nigel’s Etsy shop. To see more of Nigel’s work, visit: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/NigelHood. Thanks Nigel!