Tragically Hip: Bobcaygeon

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 the 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 frequenting 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 north east, 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 key words 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.

Design Features
  • 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 giclee digital art print on heavy, high-quality archival grade paper

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