All Roads Lead to the Regina Exhibition 1919 24” square print ($40 CAD)
Usually large urban centres dictate the stylish and “correct” way to design things, and that’s why I’m into this design-from-the-edge-of-the-world map advertising the 1919 Regina Provincial Exhibition. To modern eyes it’s a graph paper fetishist’s dream and a perfect expression of the province’s flatness. To a farmer’s eyes more than a century ago, it was probably a sense-bursting grid verging on incomprehensible. I love it, and am very happy that the University of Alberta’s Peel Library thought this worth preserving.