Monday 19 January 2009


Opus has a few locations around town. But I have to say that putting this store directly beside the Emily Carr School of Art and Design must rank up there as one of the great merchandising strategies of recent history. 

When I'm in the market for frames or anything that an art store would carry I mostly go to Opus.

This is a typical Granville Island building. Formerly industrial, it has been converted to retail. Many of the buildings on the island are clad in this corrugated steel. The unassuming entrance is deceiving, this is a very large and well stocked store.

If you found this colour at all jarring you may want to wear shades if you're stopping by tomorrow. 


Virginia said...

Mustard and ketchup, I am hungry for a hot dog. And not some fake tofu dog either!!

THis place looks like fun. I love an art supply store. I like the way they smell, like oil paint and linseed oil! It does look small, I'll take your word for it ...this one time.

Brian Stern Photography said...

Hahaha I love the warning sign


Laurie Allee said...

Oh, I'd be there too!

Yippee! More color tomorrow, too!

Bob Crowe said...

Not jarring at all. Shooting this on a cloudy day gives the color an extra richness. Hit us with your best shot tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I see the hot dog. With pickled beets.

Jane Hards Photography said...

On dreary grey day this is fine by me. It's like a kiddies playhouse. The shades are ready.

Debbie Courson Smith said...

McDonald's colors - it's smart marketing.