Last night, CONTRA learned a few things about event-going (as if we had anything more to learn pffft)..
Reason #1 you don’t show up late:
“We’re out of beer!”
She’s genuinely upset she has to say that, and we’re all genuinely upset to hear it. But we’re not here for the free drinks, were here for the ART.
Reason #5 you don’t show up late:
You actually want to see what’s hanging on the walls. Unless, of course, your goal is to be seen NEAR the art. Then by all means.
As promised, “Songs that Saved Me – A Typography Show to Get You Through the Snow” was a reprieve from the mildly sub-zero temperatures and unwanted flurries that blanketed the city yesterday afternoon. The warmth was also welcome after waiting for transit. The Hunt Club Gallery (709 College St West) is an open little space that benefited from the bodies crammed together and the lively conversation.
Typography enthusiasts will get a kick out of this small exhibit that showcases famous song lyrics (that “lifted [the artists] through their tough times) rendered in hipster-certified fonts. From what I could see, the fonts were cool enough. As for a subject matter, however, we’re not breaking barriers here. I’m almost positive this has been done before. Feel free to correct me.
If you want to check it out for yourself, “Songs that Saved Me – A Typography Show to Get You Through the Snow” is on exhibit from 12pm-8pm on weekdays (closed on Mondays) and from 12-6pm on weekends through February 8, 2013.