People’s Plan, 2001

Carleton University O-Train Station, 2001

The People’s Plan is my contribution to a series of public commissions for Ottawa’s
O-Train. Ad cases at each of the five stations house images created by local artists. I designed two images for Carleton University station and a third for my own amusement.

The light box images at Carleton U. are designed to recall the government mega-projects of the 1970′s. Symmetrical and non-monumental, the logos echo the egalitarian sensibility inherent in the modern style architecture of the university. While we may not view the mega-project with any sense of nostalgia today, the social engineering behind these grand plans represents the waning edge of a futurist vision.

 

The new Ottawa O Train at Carleton University.

 

Carleton University

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