When I was a freelance designer I was often told, “You should pay us for this job!”
Most of the time it was pretty clear that they were the ones who should be paying. However this brochure for the celebration of the Hotel Vancouver’s 50th birthday was so much fun I almost thought of paying them for the privilege of designing it!
The Hotel PR person had all sorts of photos/stolen towels/soaps/cutlery etc. sent in by customers over the years, the library and city archives carried all sorts of fascinating photos and articles about the hotel, and the writer that I worked with was fantastic so a great time was had by all!
This photo of Roy Rogers and of course Trigger in the Hotel’s lobby is especially for Linda Arthur Tejera, who wrote about the Cisco Kid and his horse Diablo visiting her family’s hotel back in the 50s. Diablo didn’t actually make it into their hotel, but Trigger is actually inside the Hotel Vancouver and looking very dapper in his magnificent riding gear! It almost looks like he’s dancing, doesn’t it?
Linda’s post about growing up in her family’s hotel : http://livingwithmyancestors.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/my-downtown-playground-part-1/