Emeryville Bus Shelter Posters, 2020

Commissioned by the City of Emeryville, these illustrations playfully merge Emeryville’s past, present and “future” to create a Utopian vision that has its source in actual history. Based on research from the Oakland Library’s History room, the Emeryville Historical Society, and late 19th century newspapers, the Utopic fantasy scenes imagine a historical trajectory where people, animals, and plants learn to live in an idyllic harmony. 

Emeryville Mudflat Sculptures
Greyhound racing started in Emeryville. In more dire news, monkey’s were some times strapped on as ‘jockeys’. It only gets worse from there, but it is illegal in California now.

Grizzly bears used to roam the area.
In the paper: past, present and future.

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