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Drake-Inspired Posters Pay Homage To Chinatown Heritage

Drake-Inspired Posters Pay Homage To Chinatown Heritage

If you’ve been to Chinatown recently, you might have noticed these posters referencing Canadian rapper Drake through a solid “Stix God” design that gives a humourous shout-out to one of Vancouver’s oldest districts.

As a pun off the song, “6 God” from Drake’s fourth mixtape, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, the design celebrates the cultural diversity of the neighbourhood through chopsticks, a shorthand for food. Metro Vancouver has a reputation for being one of the most widely regarded cities in North America for authentic Asian cuisine, whether that’s fresh sashimi cuts or good dim sum, and the poster design is a nice nod of this.

The poster itself was created by Vancity Original’s designer, Richie McFly, for the local clothing brand’s latest line, Chinatown 2016 Collection, that will be launching this Friday.

On the subject of the poster, McFly said that “Stix God was fitting for the Chinatown collection for 2 simple reasons: 1. We knew most people would get the reference and 2. The play on words was too perfect for this Chinese culture themed collection. I think what’s interesting too is that a lot of people still have difficulty mastering chopsticks so the Stix God design also signifies a symbol of pride for those who have indeed mastered their technique.”

Chopsticks are notoriously hard to use, and at the release party happening at Hon’s Wun-Tun House this Friday, attendees will be able to practice their skills with complimentary dim sum while supplies last. You can also master your craft at one of these all you can eat sushi spots in the city.


By: Irene Lo
Photo: alienboo / Instagram

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