Our 'Bobcaygeon' art print offers a simple, visual interpretation of The Tragically Hip's classic 1999 rock anthem. Some say the tune is about combatting intolerance, racism and conflicted emotions. The Hip reference the town of Bobcaygeon as a metaphor to reconciling all of these. The night skies over the rural Kawartha Lakes town offer clarity away from Toronto's turmoil and bright lights.
The inspiration behind our 'Bobcaygeon' Art print
The town of Bobcaygeon and the Tragically Hip hold a special place in my heart. I grew up in the area traveling around the backroads, lakes, and rivers in the area. I'm also a longtime fan of the Hip and believe very strongly in fighting intolerance and racism. This art print evolved from these influences. The use of the compass is a nod to elements of the Phantom Power album cover graphics. The red compass arrow points northeast, a reference to Bobcaygeon's location in relation to Toronto and its colour signifies the tunes inflamed emotions. The design is set against the calm stars of the Milky Way Galaxy and features Ursa Minor (The Little Dipper) constellation anchored to the north, surrounded by simple typographic styling highlighting keywords in the song's lyrics.
This art print makes a great addition to any Tragically Hip fan's collection or any art lover that appreciates musically-inspired artwork for their home decor.
- Illustrated compass placed or the Milky Way Galaxy oriented to True North
- The constellation Ursa Minor (Little Dipper) oriented to magnetic north with the tail—the North Star (Polaris)—located on magnetic north
- Simple, minimalist typographic design that will stand the test of time
- Individually printed to order on heavy, satin photo paper using a large format, 9-colour ink process
- Museum-quality (Giclée) inks and paper guaranteed not to fade or yellow for 200 years
- Canadian-made, gallery-style hardwood frames with matte lacquer finish
- Prints are protected behind thick acrylic—clear as glass and won't break during shipping
- Acid-free, foam core backing board
- Hanging hardware installed—ready to hang out of the box!