Street banner jobs run the gamut from single design, one color screen prints to 1600 banners of 5 different designs (more on that soon!) to 89 different digitally printed designs. When Kits House, West 4th Avenue BIA, and other Kitsilano associations ran the “Kits Me” banner contest, we got the pleasure of sorting out the winners of the story contest and putting their photos on one of seven colour backgrounds. This was an ambitious project on our end since it required some meticulous planning to organize that many different design files, get them printed, and then make sure they made it up on the correct pole (we tried to honour people’s requests to put their banner in certain areas of 4th Avenue if at all possible). The banners were printed on Echotex®, our 100% recycled banner fabric.
Here’s a shot of some of the banners that are up:
See our full Facebook gallery here along with a map of who’s located where. There are still a few banners missing but we’ll add them soon.
The banners are up now until the end of October and after they come down, the participants get to keep their banner. If you think this contest was cool, watch this space for more details. You might get a chance to get your own street banner on 4th!
Here’s the list of media coverage we’ve had so far:
- The Vancouver Sun: “Kitsilano banners celebrate residents, boost business”
- The Vancouver Courier: “Banners project pride in neighbourhood market”
- CBC: “Blitz for Kits” (video)