Posts Tagged ‘gap’

Presenting the Newish Sidewalks of Arguello in the Presidio: The “Arguello Gap Closure Project”

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

I’ll tell you man, at first I didn’t notice this change on Arguello in the Presidio, the Arguello Gap Closure Project.

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Anyway, enjoy.

Improves pedestrian and bicyclist safety by widening road to provide:

• New pedestrian path
• New bike lanes with lane markings and  signage
• Addresses gap in pedestrian and bicycle network between southern portion of the Presidio with the Main Post
• Relocation of street lights
• Updated storm drain infrastructure”

Cupid’s Span, That Big Sculpture on The Embarcadero, Has Become a Skateboard Park for Local Youth – Don Fisher’s Legacy

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Avert your gaze, “art” lovers.

Via Uptown Almanac and Fecal Face: “Dropping in Diptych – San Francisco, CA – My buddy Trevor dropping in on Cupids arrow on the way to Atnt park.”

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Is this what Gap founder Don Fisher would have wanted?

Cupid’s Span

Rincon Park, San Francisco, California.

Stainless steel, structural carbon steel, fiber-reinforced plastic, cast epoxy, polyvinyl chloride foam; painted with polyester gelcoat
64 ft. x 143 ft. 9 in. x 17 ft. 3/8 in.

Commissioned by D&DF Foundation, San Francisco
Installed November 2002

Statement by the Artists:

Inspired by San Francisco’s reputation as the home port of Eros, we began our project for a small park on the Embarcadero along San Francisco Bay by trying out the subject of Cupid’s stereotypical bow and arrow. The first sketches were made of the subject with the bowstring drawn back, poised on the feathers of the arrow, which pointed up to the sky.

When Coosje van Bruggen found this position too stiff and literal, she suggested turning the image upside down: the arrow and the central part of the bow could be buried in the ground, and the tail feathers, usually downplayed, would be the focus of attention. That way the image became metamorphic, looking like both a ship and a tightened version of a suspension bridge, which seemed to us the perfect accompaniment to the site. In addition, the object functioned as a frame for the highly scenic situation, enclosing — depending on where one stood — either the massed buildings of the city’s downtown or the wide vista over the water and the Bay Bridge toward the distant mountains.

As a counterpoint to romantic nostalgia, we evoked the mythological account of Eros shooting his arrow into the earth to make it fertile. The sculpture was placed on a hill, where one could imagine the arrow being sunk under the surface of plants and prairie grasses. By slanting the bow’s position, Coosje added a sense of acceleration to the Cupid’s Span. Seen from its “stern,” the bow-as-boat seems to be tacking on its course toward the white tower of the city’s Ferry Building.”

From the peanut gallery:

“This thing is awful.  I do not understand putting up a piece of ‘art’ that looks like it should be at Disneyland’s California Adventure, smack-dab in the middle of an already amazing view.  Everytime I go by it it pisses me off.  Leave the Bay view alone to it’s own devices.”

“This Disneyland crap makes me want to barf. If only Chicken John had been elected mayor, he would have run his pickup truck into this eyesore and San Francisco would have looked like a real city again”

“Ugh. Really? It’s hideous and tacky. It belongs in Cleveland, not San Francisco.”

Everybody in Khakis! A Different Kind of Bus Tour Group in San Francisco’s Civic Center

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

I was thinking like California Conservation Corps but the bus they rode in on had federal plates.

Who are these people?

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This is a stumper.

Anyway, they’re probably not from The Gap.

Photoshop Meltdown from The Gap – GapFit Campaign – Thinned Torsos, Twisted Torsos, Variable Hooters

Monday, October 29th, 2012

The people behind the 2012 GapFit campaign had all the tools to do a good job, but they ended up doing a bad job, IMO.

I’m talking about twisted torsos, thinned bodies in certain areas, embigged body parts in other areas, messed-up (blown out) colors, etc.

Is this how you run, you twist your entire body towards the camera? 

Take a look for yourself.

Just saying.

Costco Mexican Soda Evolution – First Came Coke, Then Came Pepsi, But Now Here Comes El Medio Litro, The King

Friday, October 26th, 2012

First came Coke, all the way from Mexico, all the way back in aught-six. (You see, they use  sugar as the sweetener south of the border, you know, instead of corn syrup.)

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Then came the 12 oz. Coke in a Coke Bottle purveyors, like this lovely Hayes Valley Taco Model from the Gap:

And then came the Mexican Pepsi at the Costco:

But now comes the King of Them All, El Medio Litro, the half-litre of Mexican Coke in a bottle:

I only saw one case at Costco #144 in SoMA, just recently.

I don’t know what they go for, probably something betwixt $18-24 for 24.

Who knows what Mexican-made beverage Costco will offer next…

Our San Francisco Ballet’s Very Own Yuan Yuan Tan Stars in International Ad Campaign for The Gap

Friday, August 17th, 2012

As seen on Market Street, larger than life, a ballerina in blue jeans:

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Hey, have you seen the line-up for the 2013 season? The time to buy is now.

Anyway, all the deets after the jump.

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GAP T-Shirt Ad Uses Real T-Shirts – A Striking Billboard at Broadway and Battery – You Want a 3D Ad? Here It Is

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Here it is on Broadway, ‘neath the Transamerica Pyramid: 

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And here’s the close-up, with T’s blowing in the breeze:

It’s beautiful.

The Great Parking Lot of Northern San Francisco Gets Greened Over – 700 Free Parking Spots Gone at Main Post

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Not that I care about the lost parking spaces…

Check out the video, right here:

I think Don Fisher of The Gap paid for this operation what cost millions.

The Presidio people were supposed to have reopened the moribund Main Post Theatre by now but the Infamous NIMBYs of the Marina District and the Greedy Owners of Nearby Movie Theatres put a stop to that.

Oh well.

Your Lunch Today in the FiDi = Pico de Gap Taco Truck! Tacos + Mexican Coke = $1.69! Hurry! Hurray!

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

[UPDATE: Oh man, Andy Wright and Marie McIntosh from the The Bay Citizen get into it, I mean, they really get into it. C'mon! El Gappo ofrece simple tacos, chicas!]

OMG, it’s back in the Financh today, Wednesday, August 17th, 2011, but for a limited time only.

Check it:

Lunch at 615 Sacramento St., between Montgomery & Kearny! Stay tuned for our doors up tweet!”

I figure they’ll open around elevenish this AM. Limit four tacos per person.

But this deal is just too sweet, just too much of a bargain, so get there before they run out of tacos. (I mean, don’t show up at 1:00 PM expecting them to still be open is what I’m saying. Maybe, but who knows.)

This is a 100% certified great deal. All hail our corporate overlords at The Gap, Inc.

All the deets:

Well, here it is, straight outta West Pico Blvd, it’s the Pico de Gap Taco Truck!

Check out the sked on Twitter to find it around town to score two tacos plus a bottle of Mexican Coke or a similar such fruity drink for just $1.69, which is redolent of 1969, the year the first Gap store opened up on Ocean Boulevard.

See? This lovely Gap Gal is holding all four available tacos (designed just for S.F. by famous Top Chef “cheftestant” Ryan Scott) plus a $20 off coupon for “1969″ jeans:

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Your choices:

  • 1. Chorizo and Crispy Potato Taco with goat cheese, watercress, and charred lime salsa verde
  • 2. Mole-braised brisket Taco with pumpkin seeds, red onion marmalade, queso fresco, and Mexican chocolate vinaigrette
  • 3. Raw Yellow Corn “Ceviche” Taco with dirty green rice, poblano aioli, guacamole, and charred tomato salsa
  • 4. California taco with pasilla-braised chicken, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, pepper jack cheese, and Cool Ranch Doritos

And here’s a close-up, 4,2,1,3 I think:

They’re all delish.

Here’s what it looked like in the Hayes Valley a few days back:

Hurray!

OMG, the “Pico de Gap” Food Truck is Totally Awesome! Two “Top Chef” Tacos + Mexican Coke for Just $1.69

Monday, August 15th, 2011

[UPDATE: Oh man, Andy Wright and Marie McIntosh from the The Bay Citizen get into it, I mean, they really get into it. C'mon! El Gappo ofrece simple tacos, chicas!]

Well, here it is, straight outta West Pico Blvd, it’s the Pico de Gap Taco Truck!

Check out the sked on Twitter to find it around town to score two tacos plus a bottle of Mexican Coke or a similar such fruity drink for just $1.69, which is redolent of 1969, the year the first Gap store opened up on Ocean Boulevard.

See? This lovely Gap Gal is holding all four available tacos (designed just for S.F. by famous Top Chef “cheftestant” Ryan Scott) plus a $20 off coupon for “1969″ jeans:

Click to expand

Your choices:

  • 1. Chorizo and Crispy Potato Taco with goat cheese, watercress, and charred lime salsa verde
  • 2. Mole-braised brisket Taco with pumpkin seeds, red onion marmalade, queso fresco, and Mexican chocolate vinaigrette
  • 3. Raw Yellow Corn “Ceviche” Taco with dirty green rice, poblano aioli, guacamole, and charred tomato salsa
  • 4. California taco with pasilla-braised chicken, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, pepper jack cheese, and Cool Ranch Doritos

And here’s a close-up, 4,2,1,3 I think:

They’re all delish.

Here’s what it looked like in the Hayes Valley a few days back:

Today, Monday, August 15, 2011, they’ll be in the corrupt Twitterloin on Market betwixt 7th and 8th:

“Pico de Gap SF will be between 7th & 8th Streets on Market tomorrow in #SF for lunch! Get tacos y denim starting at 11AM while supplies last”

Hurray!