T-O, TeRawna, The 416, The Big Smoke, and Hog Town, are among many terms commonly associated with Canada's largest city. Kardinal Offishal and other local rappers in the 90s/2000s introduced the term 'T-dot' in lyrics and soon this too was added to the vernacular of Torontonians.
The Inspiration behind our T-Dot Art Print
As a kid born in Toronto, we used many of these nicknames (and a few more less complimentary versions). One night while visiting Toronto I watched the lights on the CN Tower cascade up to the tip and I thought of the nickname. It inspired this vintage print that features Toronto's official colour scheme and a photo illustration of the CN Tower within a design influenced by Lester Beal, a favourite artist of mine.
- Photo illustration of the CN Tower
- Simple, minimalist design inspired by Depression-era artist Lester Beal
- 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!