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Douglas Coupland fonds
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Douglas Coupland fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1643
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 2012

Fonds consists primarily of records created by Coupland from approximately 1980 to 2012. The fonds includes: drafts of Coupland’s major literary works, personal and artistic photographs, visual art material (such as collages, paintings, printouts of digital collages and sculpture maquettes), items of clothing and leather goods, technical notes and designs for Coupland’s website, conceptual sketches and designs, correspondence, and other records.

Coupland, Douglas

Fashion design projects

Series relates to Coupland’s venture into clothing design in collaboration with Roots Canada Ltd. Under the tagline “Canada Goes Electric,” Coupland designed a limited-edition clothing line as well as various leather goods which were released in stores and online in 2010. This project marked the first time that Roots partnered with an outside designer in this way.

Series includes textual records relating to the design and research of the clothing items. Also included in the series are finished production garments and leather goods, as well as items not approved for production; strikeoffs; fabric and leather samples; and finishing material such as patches, zippers, labels, and fasteners.

Globe Review article about Coupland's nests

Contains a copy of the Globe And Mail's Review Section (section R), which features "Coupland's literary lunch" on R1, an article by Sarah Milroy (September 6, 2005) on Coupland's chewed nests.

Two reviews and an exhibition announcement

Contains printouts of two novel reviews and an exhibition announcement culled from the web: A review of Eleanor Rigby from the Guardian (October 9, 2004, another review of Eleanor Rigby from readysteadybooks.com (October 17, 2004; Natasha Tripney), and a Government of Canada public announcement for Canada House, Trafalgar Square (UK) exhibit (September 21, 2004).

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