Our sixth poster was presented on october 20th along with ADUQ’s (urban designers ass. of Quebec) bi-monthly get together event. This time we were on the Rosemont side bike path next to the train tracks, right underneath the Van Horne viaduct because of the rain. On the poster you can read : SUGGÉREZ VOTRE SOLUTION (SUGGEST YOUR SOLUTION) and in a hole in the fence you could write or draw an idea to add to the project.
Last Saturday, we were presenting two new posters to the people in the field of possibilities right next to De Gaspé street. Many passer-by gave us their thoughts about the situation. We gathered many new reasons to why people use the different ways to cross the railway.
Our bran new prints for this weekend’s intervention in the Champ des Possibles (the Field of Possibilities). The Friends of the Champ des Possibles is a group of local citizens who have worked to preserve the site as a community green space and a habitat for biodiversity right next to our Montreal Railway problem.
On the first new print we ask people what would be their favorite way to go from A -> B, over the ground, underground, or with a level crossing and than we ask why. (Pourquoi ?) The other one is a map from the area that shows the different holes and patches in the fences around the railway. All printed in a delicious Garden Green …
Last Friday was our projects first on site intervention. The weather was gorgeous and people came from each sides of the train tracks to share their experiences of the Railway. Even the Mayor of the Mile-End district came to show us where he would put a level-crossing.
A big part of our project comes to life trough a serie of posters that people will interact with. We felt it was fitting to create a custom typeface in order to make this project truly unique. So without further ado, here is our typeface titled “Grotesk Pacific”. The name comes from the typeface family it belongs to and Pacific is a peaceful pun about the owners of the railway we’re struggling with, Canadian Pacific Railways.
As i am typing this, we are getting ready to screen print our “interactive poster” and completing the final technicalities for our urban installation. Stay tuned, as we’ll be posting a lot more of our progress.