SF Neighborhood Canvas Wraps
- Canvas Wraps , about 1'' depth
- Artwork by The Greater Hood
- Note that artwork is seamless and there is no white border for this style
Canvas Wrap Made with genuine artist canvas, warp-resistant constriction, mounted on high-density wood fiberboard, and ready to hang with a sealed finished backing. Made in USA.
Alamo Square boasts some of the most iconic Victorian houses in the city, and an equally famous park. On nicer days, many tourists, residents, picnickers, and dog owners alike take full advantage of the 4 square-block park. We feel a frisbee-fetching dog captures the personality of this iconic part of the city.
Alcatraz, also known as 'The Rock', is most famous for the prison operated on it from 1933 to 1963. Before the island served a military and federal purpose, it was a haven for sea birds. Juan Manuel de Ayala, the first Spaniard to charter the San Francisco Bay, named the island "La Isla de los Alcatraces" or "The Island of the Pelicans" due to the overwhelming population of brown pelicans there. The name, and the pelicans, remain to this day.
A few years back, two Great Horned Owls made Bernal Heights their home. Perched high above the neighborhood at the top of the Esmeralda Steps, the owls swiftly became celebrities to the locals. Residents shared stories of sightings or hearing them hoot during the night. Sadly, the pair has since passed away but their legend lives on. For Bernal Heights, we thought there would be no other animal more fitting than owls as a nod to their beloved winged neighbors.
The residents of Cole Valley almost unanimously chose a small dog to represent their close knit neighborhood. Their reasoning was a puppy embodies the friendly and approachable nature of the neighborhood and Cole Valley is also a great place for people to start a "litter" of their own.
Among the hundreds of reasons locals and tourists flock to Golden Gate Park, one of the most popular reasons is to visit the bison paddock. It seems surreal to exit the concrete sprawl and find yourself in the middle of a beautiful park and even more bizarre to come face to face with a bison. The herd in San Francisco formed when several bison were brought in from the Great Plains in the late 1800's, around this same time bison were facing extinction due to unmonitored poaching. But thanks to captive breeding with herds like the one in Golden Gate Park, bison numbers now surpass 200,000 in North America.
As one of the more famous and widely known neighborhoods in San Francisco, we knew we couldn't let this print be anywhere near "average". The Castro is home to United States' largest gay neighborhood and stands as a beacon for LGBTQ activism and events. This neighborhood has incredible personality, confidence, color and flare and we thought a peacock embodied all of these traits. We also wanted to feature the Castro Theater in the print so our peacock can be founding strutting his stuff in front of the famous movie house.
The Dogpatch is one of the few neighborhoods in San Francisco that wasn't damaged in the 1906 earthquake, so much of its history and architecture remains from the late 1800's. This area is known for its warehouses and ports, including meat packing plants. When these plants where functional, there were several packs of dogs that roamed the area, scavenging on scraps from the surrounding factories. It isn't certain if this is where Dogpatch got its name, but we thought a few dogs rooting around in the abandoned warehouses made for a good depiction of the history behind this neighborhood.
In the Lower Haight, it's said that a constable of ravens keeps watch over the neighborhood, monitoring residents, bar crawlers and bike riders maneuvering their way along 'the wiggle'. Right in the heart of the Lower Haight lies the Mad Dog in the Fog, a local watering hole famous in the area. We felt it appropriate to show these ravens keeping a close eye on this popular destination.
When someone mentions San Francisco, one of the first things that comes to mind is Haight-Ashbury and The Summer of Love. The Upper Haight neighborhood is famous for its hippie roots, that it still embodies today, with a blend of modern gentrification. This neighborhood has grown through many stages, emerging today as a combination of all past stages, so a butterfly was the perfect match.
Japantown is where the largest population of Japanese residents live in San Francisco. Also known as Little Osaka, this neighborhood boasts the Peace Pagoda, a five-tiered pagoda presented to San Francisco by the city of Osaka. Because of this tight connection to Japan, we wanted our print to pay homage to the Japanese flag with a red spherical element and a clean white design. The goldfish represents a koi fish (both are carp), Japan's most popular and colorful fish.
Home to the famous Mission San Francisco de As√ïs or Mission Dolores, the Mission neighborhood can lay claim to the oldest surviving building in San Francisco. As the sixth established religious settlement in California, many donkeys, or burros, found their home in the mission to aide in everyday tasks. Along with their historical connection, burros are also stereotypically paired with mexican culture, and if you live in San Francisco, you know you will find no shortage of incredible mexican food in the Mission!
Noe Valley is home to classic architecture featuring Victorian and Edwardian buildings do it's its development during the early 1900's, right after the 1906 earthquake. In the early years, the neighborhood was home to the working class where blue color workers raised their families. Today the neighborhood is home to urban professionals but is still widely known as the area young couples move to when they want to raise a family. Noe Valley is affectionally known as "Stroller Alley" so we chose a bunny family to represent it.
North Beach is famous for its beatnik history and large Italian population, but it is also known for a flock of South American parrots who have made this neighborhood, as well as surrounding neighborhoods, its home. How these parrots came to be in San Francisco is widely speculated and something of legend. The first time the flock was noticed was in 1989, numbering only four and today it's well over 300. If you spend anytime in North Beach, you are bound to hear the tell tale squawking of these green parrots as they pass overhead.
Before Potrero Hill became a gentrified working professional neighborhood, it was mostly uninhabited and used as pasture for grazing herds – "potrero" means pasture in Spanish. One of the biggest herds was made up of goats, and they grazed right where the famous Goat Hill Pizza now stands. We chose to have a goat standing on top of the hill, looking down on the city, like that of herds past.
The Sutro Baths, touted as the world√çs largest indoor swimming pool establishment, opened in the late 1800's beneath the famed Cliff House. Struggling to stay in business, the baths eventually closed and were sadly destroyed by arson in the 1960's leaving only ruins, which you can visit today. When you stop by, look out for Sutro Sam, a river otter who has moved in and made his home at this once grand seaside getaway.
The Richmond District is incredibly diverse, even being split up into Inner and Outer Richmond by locals, so picking one animal to represent it all posed a big challenge for us. We decided to go with a bear for several reasons. Little Russia is in The Richmond and the bear has a very relaxed vibe about him which matches the neighborhoods atmosphere. After seeing the print, a local told us the bear is perfect because California's animal is a bear, and they are honored to share the mascot!