Posts Tagged ‘history’

that’s my werd – episode 05 *birdapres*

September 16, 2008

that’s my werd – episode 05 *birdapres*

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one of my works

April 29, 2008

dedicating this video right here to birdapres

i painted this piece for a friend who saw the original hanging on my wall(featured in ‘that’s my werd’ ep. 02). he asked to buy the original but i offered to recreate one for him. well here it is, the timelapse action of me painting. my ode to a vancouver landmark lost.

found in the vancouver sun

Drive-in burger joints and neon signs have been going steady since the ’50s. And in Vancouver, the perfect match was at Wally’s Burgers at 2703 Kingsway.

Countless motorists have passed by Wally’s classic sign, a kitschy red and green neon jumble that soared three storeys. Countless burger aficionados have chowed down on Wally’s Deluxe Wagon, a double patty monster on which you’re encouraged to pile on most anything you could ever dream of (including a hot dog).
Quality burgers have been Wally’s forte since an Austrian immigrant named Wally Stritzel started the restaurant in 1962, taking over from another burger joint called Harvey’s.