I did not make the effort to see the reproduction Rainier Beer “R” as it was trucked across Seattle yesterday. I went over to the site of the old brewery hoping to see it this morning. I didn’t really expect I would as I thought it would be safely warehoused until the raising tomorrow night. The Seattle Times has a photo essay on its travel: “The Rainier Beer ‘R’ Crawl”
I did sketch the colorful and angular building. The signs are a bit of photo collage.
This is the statue depicted in the Rainier Beer sign.
Then I went over to 1st Ave. to sketch the Starbucks Corporate Headquarters. It’s a large building with other commercial venders housed in it, too. But I only sketched the top, with the Starbucks logo sculpture: