2004 Manhole Cover Design Challenge - Art Underfoot

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The winning designs were made into master patterns, and the impressions cast in iron. From these master patterns, over 1300 manhole covers were produced. The selection panel included artist Sonny Assu; Chief Curator of the Vancouver Art Gallery Daina Augaitus; writer, artist and designer Douglas Coupland; and Executive Director of the David Suzuki Foundation Jim Fulton.

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This design by Mary Wong was one of the top 30 designs submitted in Mary Wong, Douglas Coupland, David Suzuki, Vancouver Art Gallery, Tribal Tattoos, Cover Design, Challenge, Artist, Top

This design by Mary Wong was one of the top 30 designs submitted in 2004.

This design by Robert Chaplin was one of the top 30 designs submitted in Douglas Coupland, David Suzuki, Vancouver Art Gallery, Cover Design, Challenge, Artist, Top, Underworld, Artists

This design by Robert Chaplin was one of the top 30 designs submitted in 2004.

This design by Kelly Cannell and Susan Point was the winner of the Storm Sewer Design in Douglas Coupland, Vancouver Art Gallery, Cover Design, Challenges, Coast, Artists, Book Cover Design, Cover Art, Artist

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This design by Jen Weih was the winner of the Sanitary Sewer Design in Douglas Coupland, David Suzuki, Vancouver Art Gallery, Historical Artifacts, Cover Design, Tapas, Artist, Pattern, Challenge

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This design by Josh Wong was one of the top 30 designs submitted in Douglas Coupland, David Suzuki, Vancouver Art Gallery, Cover Design, Cover Art, Challenge, Artist, Top, Underworld

This design by Josh Wong was one of the top 30 designs submitted in 2004.

This design by Mia Robert and Spencer Davidson was one of the top 30 designs submitted in Douglas Coupland, David Suzuki, Vancouver Art Gallery, Cover Design, Challenge, Artist, Pattern, Top, Underworld

This design by Mia Robert and Spencer Davidson was one of the top 30 designs submitted in 2004.

This design by Keith Manship was one of the top 30 designs submitted in Douglas Coupland, David Suzuki, Vancouver Art Gallery, Cover Design, Challenge, Artist, Pattern, Top, Underworld

This design by Keith Manship was one of the top 30 designs submitted in 2004.

This design by Ljuba Levstek was one of the top 30 designs submitted in Douglas Coupland, David Suzuki, Vancouver Art Gallery, Sign Design, Cover Design, Challenge, Logos, Artist, Pattern

This design by Ljuba Levstek was one of the top 30 designs submitted in 2004.

This design by Beatrice Edith Henshaw was one of the top 30 designs submitted in Douglas Coupland, David Suzuki, Vancouver Art Gallery, Cover Design, Challenge, Artist, Pattern, Top, Underworld

This design by Beatrice Edith Henshaw was one of the top 30 designs submitted in 2004.

This design by Jaime Clay was one of the top 30 designs submitted in Douglas Coupland, David Suzuki, Vancouver Art Gallery, Sign Design, Cover Design, Challenge, Clay, Pattern, Top

This design by Jaime Clay was one of the top 30 designs submitted in 2004.

This design by Mr. Carlson was one of the top 30 designs submitted in Douglas Coupland, David Suzuki, Vancouver Art Gallery, Cover Design, Challenge, Artist, Pattern, Top, Underworld

This design by Mr. B. Carlson was one of the top 30 designs submitted in 2004.

This design by Nancy Yip was one of the top 30 designs submitted in Douglas Coupland, David Suzuki, Vancouver Art Gallery, Cover Design, Challenge, Artist, Pattern, Top, Underworld

This design by Nancy Yip was one of the top 30 designs submitted in 2004.

This design by Nancy Yip was one of the top 30 designs submitted in Douglas Coupland, David Suzuki, Vancouver Art Gallery, Cover Design, Cover Art, Challenge, Top, Underworld, Book Cover Design

This design by Nancy Yip was one of the top 30 designs submitted in 2004.

This design by Jen Weih was one of the top 30 designs submitted in Douglas Coupland, David Suzuki, Vancouver Art Gallery, Cover Design, Cover Art, Plant Leaves, Challenge, Artist, Top

This design by Jen Weih was one of the top 30 designs submitted in 2004.

This design by Jeffrey Wang was one of the top 30 designs submitted in Douglas Coupland, David Suzuki, Vancouver Art Gallery, Cover Design, Challenge, Personalized Items, Artist, Pattern, Top

This design by Jeffrey Wang was one of the top 30 designs submitted in 2004.

This design by Brian Paschke was one of the top 30 designs submitted in Douglas Coupland, David Suzuki, Vancouver Art Gallery, Cover Design, Challenge, Artist, Pattern, Top, Underworld

This design by Brian Paschke was one of the top 30 designs submitted in 2004.

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