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Entries in the Vancouver manhole cover competition

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 24, 2004

Entries in the Vancouver manhole cover competition.

Reader comments

PeterAug 24, 2004 at 9:57AM

The winning entry from Susan Point and Kelly Cannell seems like something from Escher. :)

LalitreeAug 24, 2004 at 10:11AM

Amazingly similar, I’d say (but cool nonetheless).

GolightlyAug 24, 2004 at 11:38AM

Somehow, I can’t help but think that they passed up on a fantastic opportunity with the compass points design. If he lids were orientated correctly, that would just be a fantastic resource to have all over the city

barnesAug 24, 2004 at 12:11PM

Unless the manhole covers are on the street and you’d have to stand in traffic in order to get your bearings.

donaldAug 24, 2004 at 12:23PM

Golightly, I was thinking the same thing. As many times as various city schemas are explained to me, I can still never quite get it. Moreover, it was an excellent entry in that it was the only one that imagined a new, practical application for manhole covers (aside from covering manholes, of course). While the city workers might not appreciate having to screw the covers on in the right direction every time, it definitely gets my vote.

donaldAug 24, 2004 at 12:24PM

(Not that it was particuarly pretty, of course. But the concept, man, the concept.)

LodeAug 25, 2004 at 12:16PM

I’d second (or is that third) that.. The compass is a great concept. It’d get my vote in a minute.

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