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Original illustration by Colin White

613 Day: Poster artwork now available in limited edition print

By Apartment613 on June 3, 2019

Late last month we revealed Happy Goat as the venue for a 613 Day block party, and with that the first glimpse of poster artwork by Colin White. We’re longtime fans of his project sketching every corner store in Ottawa, so Colin was naturally the first local artist Apartment613 reached out to commission this year.

His original illustration stood out in a load of feeds, earning praise from @apt613 followers and more than a couple DMs inquiring about print sales! Well, a limited edition of prints (12×18) and postcards (8.5×5.5) are now available.

Inspired by Ottawa, though not any one place, White’s illustration is full of easter eggs for Apt613 readers: on the far left, someone is holding the 613 sign spotted at last year’s event and *ahem* elsewhere too. Further down the line, a character inspired by one of Ottawa’s most prolific photographers, because what would an event be without Ming Wu? The addresses on these buildings are “6” and “13” with six, one, and three birds along the telephone wire above. What else can you spot in the hi-res image?

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An early sketch of Colin’s 613 Day artwork. Read Colin’s blog post here.

Over on his Patreon, Colin detailed “the making of” in a new blog post accompanied by a beautiful first draft, which took him only 15 minutes to sketch. To learn the story to this piece, click here.

Got love for Ottawa too? Join our 613 Day block party on June 13. Can’t make it? Use #apt613 and #613Day to let us know how else you’ll celebrate local on Ottawa’s day. Hosting your own event? Submit it to our community calendar so we can help spread the word!

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For those who ❤️ Ottawa as much as we do: Apartment613 and @happygoatcoffee are hosting a free block party on #613Day—that's June 13—from 4pm to 10pm . Swing by after work (or on your way to work) for a beverage and a bite in the open air. Happy Goat will have the garage door open to its patio for that indoor-outdoor vibe + we are shutting down a section of Laurel Street! . Join us for birthday cake—the blog is turning 1️⃣0️⃣—and as day turns into night, stick around to meet new people, dig local music, art exhibitions, pop-up food vendors and some street-side activities. Updates to come in our FB event . Admission is free, but please RSVP so we know how many to expect (link in bio) . 🌆 by @colinwhite who came up with this year's 613 Day illustration

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Apartment613 is celebrating 613 Day and the blog’s tenth birthday at Happy Goat (35 Laurel St) on June 13, 2019. Admission is free, however please RSVP so we know how many to expect. Happy Goat is wheelchair accessible and has gender neutral washrooms.