June poster for Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

This year-long project will see unique poster prints by Vancouver-based artist Diyan Achjadi installed on the fencing around construction sites in the Main, Cambie, and Railtown neighbourhoods. 

Coming Soon! draws inspiration from elements and patterns found on building sites such as dirt piles, tools and traffic cones. It then represents them through traditional drawing and fine art printing processes.

The delicate materials and methods used will contrast to the heavy-duty processes taking place on the sites behind the fencing. 

Coming Soon! was selected as part of our Artist-Initiated Public Art call.


  • Rendition Developments Inc.: 5679 Main St, 494 Railway St, and 224 West 8th
  • Onni Group: 399 East 1st Ave
  • PortLiving: Midtown Central at 702 East Broadway
  • Pennyfarthing Homes: 4988 Cambie St and 5030-5070 Cambie St
  • Locarno Legacy Corporation: 2468 Balaclava St

View the sites 

 The project will also be displayed at Welk’s General Store at 3511 Main St.

About the artist

Diyan Achjadi is a Vancouver-based artist and is an Associate Professor of Print Media at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

She received a BFA from the Cooper Union (New York) and an MFA from Concordia University (Montreal).

She has exhibited at galleries and film festivals across Canada and beyond, most recently at the Richmond Art Gallery, Carleton University Art Gallery (Ottawa), and the Art Gallery of Missisauga.

Achjadi has had solo exhibitions at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Oboro (Montreal), and AIR Gallery (New York), among others. 

Coming Soon! projects

By City of Vancouver

Starting in June 2018, a new print will be revealed every month. Some prints will disappear as buildings are completed while new sites may emerge.  

  • Print one: June 2018

    By City of Vancouver

  • 494 Railway St

    By City of Vancouver

    The first print installed at 494 Railway Street will be joined by new prints in the coming months.

  • Print two: July 2018

    By City of Vancouver

  • Second print added

    By City of Vancouver

    Print two joined the first print at sites around Main St and Cambie St in July 2018

  • Print three: August 2018

    By City of Vancouver

  • Print four: September 2018

    By City of Vancouver

  • September's poster on Cambie St

    By City of Vancouver

  • Print five: October 2018

    By City of Vancouver

  • October's print installed at 494 Railway St

    By City of Vancouver

  • Print six: November 2018

    By City of Vancouver