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Alright, so the expo poster project is a funded, organized, publicized, artistic effort by Jeremy Shaw titled Something’s Happening Here.

      Here they were again, in a different location.

      Since it did catch my attention, I figured I better do some research and have at least a rough idea of what I’m talking about. Since, you know, a Google search only takes a few seconds. So here it is. And here. This thread is now closed.

Again with the posters The first set of Expo Posters.

      Same place, about a month later. Though I haven’t walked by there in probably a month, so who knows, maybe someone is lovingly changing the installation every morning. Good work though. So enigmatic. So guerilla. Although one weird thing to consider is: where are they getting the posters? I’d think that they are rare or at least kind of expensive to print out.

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Once again, an array of posters caught my eye and brain.

It seems to be a letter by the Premier of BC (the provincial head of government) during Expo ’86, the World’s Fair held in Vancouver. Just the letter, nothing else. So I suppose the juxtaposition of the timing of this act together with the 2010 Olympics drawing near speaks for itself. If this is a call to attention the parallels of Expo ’86 and The 2010 Olympics, then I guess whoever put up these posters thinks 2010 is going to a good thing, because as I understand, Expo was mostly a positive experience for Vancouver and left many positive long term results such as new infrastructure, urban revitalization, increased economic presence, and so on. But I also thought that the act of putting up anonymous and cryptic “art” is (besides viral marketers) generally an activity of the left leaning (read: anti-Olympics). But this person is in support of the Olympics? Condemning the Olympics (anti-gentrification of any kind despite any perceived gains) and I missed the point? Is apolitical and just posing the question? Please help. Whatever the intention is, I like the idea.

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