Sign of the Times

Written by Colin Lecher Category: Arts Issue: December 2011
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It’s a celebration of the Centennial that’s more destination-oriented than other presentations. “You can’t go visit a photograph,” says the New York native, who incorporated thoughtful details into the mural. For example, the left-most portion makes use of black-and-white elements, reminiscent of old newspaper fonts, while the opposite side imparts a modern, almost pixelated feel. And the numbers on the speed limit signs tick upward as you read across the mural, like passing years throughout the century. 

What will happen to the mural once the Centennial is over and we’re  firmly planted in 2013? Levine says he isn’t sure, but he might update it from year to year. Call it an investment in the future.