Street Artist Posterchild Provides ‘Evidence of Batman’ In Toronto
I have never been to Toronto, but I imagine that like most cities, the main complaint among people who live there is that Batman does not make his home in their fair city. Fortunately for Torontonians — and unfortunately for the growing community of Canadian arch-villains — one man has taken it upon himself to change that.
In a series of installations Toronto street artist Posterchild — the guy behind the slightly infamous Mario Blocks — has been documenting “Evidence of Batman,” from batarangs lodged in telephone poles to distinctive footprints left by wall-climbing. Check out a few of our favorite shots of his work after the jump!One of the neat things about what Posterchild’s doing with this series — at least to detail-oriented Batmanologists — is that the Batarangs he’s leaving in public spaces are actually drawn from different sources over the character’s 70-year history, ranging from the sharp-edged style thrown around by Christian Bale in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight…
… to this version…
…which was last seen being employed in the fight against crime by Adam West in Batman ’66:
He’s even planted the shuriken-style Batarang often seen in Batman: The Animated Series — most notably at the climax of “The Man Who Killed Batman” episode:
There’s also a Silver-Age style version:
And the more modern style frequently seen in the ’80s and ’90s:
Plus, the distinctive footprints of Batman’s boots (because for a guy who operates in secrecy and relies on being thought of by many as an urban legend, Batman sure is into branding) leading up to rooftops around the city:
The only logical conclusion? Obviously there’s something that went down on Canadian rooftops that could only be stopped by a Canadian Cross-Time Council Caped Crusaders. I’m not sure what could’ve happened up there that would lead to a gathering like that, but I think we can all be glad that anything requiring five Batmen to stop didn’t level the entire province. Instead, citizens of
North Gotham Toronto just wound up with a more interesting walk to work.
For more from Posterchild, check out his website!
(via Ryan North)