OBITUARY: Robert Reid (1927 – 2022)

“He missed printing B.C.’s first book by a month in 1949, but Bob Reid (left) became one of Canada’s most famous typographers and book designers. It all started on Christmas, 1936.” FULL STORY



Edenshaw’s Fungus Man

June 23rd, 2016

Every good story is an origin story, visit and Browne ranges through the fields of art history, online literature, case ethnology, and myth to discover who the Fungus Man was, and why he was the one responsible for human procreation in his book Entering Time: The Fungus Man Platters of Charles Edenshaw (Talonbooks, $17.95 ). In 2013 the Charles Edenshaw exhibition was displayed at the Vancouver Art Gallery where three argillite platters carved by the Haida master depicted the Raven and Fungus Man. It was the mission of these two characters in the Haida epic poem “Raven Travelling” to enable men and women to go forth and multiply. In the exploration of these three platters Browne discovers a parallel history of modernism. 978-1-77201-039-8

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