News: July 2008


The set of six posters paying tribute to Hammett and The Maltese Falcon are now on display in those triangular ad kiosks all along Market from the Embarcadero to Van Ness. They’ll be up for about three months, plenty of time for the curious to track down an example of each one and see what artist Owen Smith did with the theme.

The tour Don offered on June 28 to launch the march of the posters went off pretty well, with a big crowd — check out a few shots of the scene:

The crowd and posters and Don hatted-and-trenchcoated up are all obvious enough — the guy with the brush-cut and the tats is Owen Smith. And if you hop over to Owen’s website, he has plans to stream a video of the walk, for those who missed out and want to see what happened. The huge excitement was that one of the posters had been tagged that very morning — public art meeting REALLY public art. Hey, the mean streets, what can you say?


Meanwhile, Don doesn’t have any tours set for this month, so you’ll have to be content with the video. In a short two months it’ll be September, with a tour offered on every Sunday.

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