Monday, May 13, 2013

Famous Glasses

A new optical shop has just opened on College St and they have had this cool mural of John Lennon, wearing his famous glasses, painted in their entrance. The artist for this is Douglas VanAsselstine who seems to be involved in a lot of the art scene going on in nearby Kensington Market.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click here for more murals.

21 comments:

Karen said...

That's cool! I bet this mural will attract a lot of babyboomers to the optical shop!

Jackie/Jake said...

Love it!!

TexWisGirl said...

really neat.

Sharon said...

Very nicely done and clever of the store to use this image to advertise its business.

William Kendall said...

I do like the colour scheme they used.

Halcyon said...

Hee! My first thought was Harry Potter! Perhaps I shouldn't admit that? :)

Lowell said...

I like this a lot. Iconic picture of Mr. Lennon. Imagine that! :)

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderfully lifelike, great work!

Deb said...

When I think of famous glasses I think of Dame Edna Everage!

Stefan Jansson said...

Imagine that.

Jack said...

Those glasses came back into fashion in the last decade but I see them less often now. I like the cool blue colors the artist used.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Very effective portrait of John Lennon. While I can easily imagine stopping to study it, I don't think it would prompt me to walk in the door. But it definitely adds to the cityscapte. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Randy said...

Wonderful mural.

Andy said...

This is a really cool mural with a face that easily identifiable. Nice find.

JM said...

Have you seen this? "Yoko Ono Tweets Picture Of John Lennon's Blood-Stained Glasses In Anti-Gun Protest"
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/03/21/yoko-ono-tweets-john-lennon-blood-stained-glasses-anti-gun-protest-pictures_n_2923264.html

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ahhh! ! John Lennon, the world lost an amazing artist the day he was shot.. Fab mural Pat.

EG CameraGirl said...

I was thinking Harry Potter when I first saw this. It never occurred to me that Potter and Lennon looked so much alike!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Cool

cieldequimper said...

That's excellent!

2totrvlviewfinder said...

Very cool ... those glasses were so much part of his image.

Gunn said...

What a great find!!