What do Winnie the Pooh, basketball and Superman all have in common? Well, if you ever watched the Canadian Heritage Minutes back in the day (remember the little clips that ran between your favourite shows so frequently, you could recite the lines?) you’d have learned that Canadians played a role in creating all three of those things. Now, one proud Maritimer with a passion for nostalgia has taken those wonderful 60-second films and transformed them into beautiful works of art.
Inspired by the events re-enacted in the series, artist Christopher Hemsworth got the idea to create works of art around his favourite Minutes. His first poster, based on the Halifax harbour explosion of 1917, caught the attention of the group who owns the Heritage Minutes, Historica Canada. Loving what they saw, the group commissioned a whole series. From the 60 original clips, Hemsworth crafted posters based on 13 which can be purchased online for $10 each.
Thanks to Historica Canada and Hemsworth, we got our hands on the 13 posters and the Heritage Minutes videos that inspired them.
Aren’t they oh-so accurate? Let us know what’s your favourite poster and Heritage Minute moment in the comments below.
Aren’t the posters oh-so accurate? Let us know what’s your favourite poster and Heritage Minute moment in the comments below.