Here’s a closeup of the newer one. Pardon the swollen. I know I should wait until it’s healed to post things, and I waited for the Bay Bridge one, but…how could I not show this off on the bridge’s 75th anniversary?
I had a lot of fun parodying the Muni centennial logo, and since a certain other major landmark has a major anniversary this year as well, it seemed only fair that her logo get a similar treatment.
The actual Golden Gate Bridge 75 logo is © the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, and Transportation District, and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Here’s more information about the celebrations that are planned for the anniversary!
As his reward for pledging a bunch to my personified San Francisco landmarks calendar Kickstarter, Burrito Justice asked me to draw Sutro Tower beating the crap out of evil Oakland cranes that are trying to kidnap the Golden Gate Bridge. What is not to love about that? I had such a blast drawing this!
This is a Kickstarter pledge reward image for looseferrets!
I own a t-shirt that depicts a happy t-rex standing on the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s one of my favorite shirts. I happened to be wearing it the last time I hung out with Geo, while he happened to be wearing his Villainous Velociraptor on a Velocipede shirt. Aaanyway, I guess he agreed my shirt was awesome, so he asked me to draw that very t-rex expressing its love to Golden Gate as a jealous Bay Bridge looked on.
I actually suspect that Bay Bridge is not sure how jealous he really is, because he knows, deep down, that he’d probably be terrified if a dinosaur that close to his own height decided to lean on him.
I know this is not even close to being a paleontologically-correct t-rex, but I was going more for a cuter version of what was on the shirt. I think this dinosaur may rank among the most ridiculously cute things I’ve ever drawn.
I hope you like it, Geo!
The Golden State.
This is a very interesting print. But why? Yet another Golden Gate Bridge view?
Look closer at the bridge. It’s gray.
The decision to keep the bridge international orange - like its protective red lead primer coat - happened pretty late in the construction process. Several colors, including gray, were considered, but it took people writing letters to push it toward orange, which was not one of the initial choices at all. Their argument was that deep red-orange echoed the color scheme of the 1915 Worlds Fair, and that it looked great against the cool colors of the setting. Good call, good call.
So, I wonder how old this print is. It has to be pre-1937. But is it from the period of construction, or is it older, one of the more future-oriented “look what we’ll have in a few years!” sort of things? Anyone know?