Land Of Giant Letters
On the Streets of Sesame, giant letters pop up in the most unusual of places. Upper case D and lower case d are headed out for a song-filled canoe ride. A 1970’s R is hoisted awkwardly up onto the top of a New York hotel. Big K and Little k are spinning eratically around the park. And a young Billy Crystal is thrown clear sideways by a U that just up and landed in the basketball court. It’s unbelievable.
If Big Bird and the gang are looking for a sister city, Vancouver should be well in the running. We have giant Letters of the Day throughout: from the W of Woodward’s past to the two-faced letters encircling BC Place.
Downtown, the letter g – ‘the yellow g marks the spot at giovane cafe + eatery’ – is now instagram-central, with heads squished into the top of the Trade Gothic lower case and feet poking through the bottom. And G, of course, is for Grover. That’s Good enough for me.