Description Erected at the foot of Burrard Street in 1930, the idea for the Marine Building was conceived by Toronto Lt. Commander J.W. Hobbs. Inspired by New Yorks Chrysler Building, it was Vancouvers first skyscraper and the tallest building in the British Empire for over a decade. The building embodies an art deco motif and was designed to appear like a rock rising from the sea. Sea creatures stud the walls and doors and flora and fauna cover the outer walls which are coloured sea green.
Eric Burke | Vancouver features original photographic art of the cityscape, landscape and architecture of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
Bio: Eric Burke’s collection of original photography, illustration and graphic art celebrates Vancouver and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Born and raised in Vancouver, Eric has an intimate knowledge of his subject. His art is infused with a pride in and enthusiasm for the culture and landscape of the West Coast. Influenced by pop culture, fashion and surrounding natural and urban scenery, his images offer captured moments in the evolution of the city.
Eric has served as a graphic designer since 1996 and has worked exclusively in Vancouver all his professional life. His formal training includes numerous design and graphics programs from a range of accredited local colleges and universities. Eric has applied his design expertise to a wide variety of businesses, from publishing, real estate marketing and graphic design studios to advertising and marketing agencies. His work has appeared everywhere from brochures, billboards and international publications to greeting cards, vehicles and t-shirts.