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Two postcards

File contains one postcard addressed to Coupland from "A" sent from Jamaica describing a trip to the country, and one postcard addressed to Coupland from Sentinel Secondary School announcing the 30th Year Reunion Homecoming Weekend in 1992.

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.

Visual art projects

Series consists of visual art objects (collages, sculptures etc.), preparatory notes and sketches, photographs of visual art objects, and publicity related to Coupland’s art installations. Documents, photographs and objects related to the visual art projects spanning Coupland's career from 1983 to 2012.

Some of the projects covered in this series include:

Collages (1997 – 2009)
The Canada Pcictures (2000)
Canada House (2003)
Paper Nests (2004)
Canoe Landing Park (2009)
War of 1812 Monument (2008)
Digital Orca (2010)
Douglas Coupland's In Dialogue with Emily Carr (2010)
Group of Seven paintings series (2010)
Canadian Firefighters Memorial (2012)

Terry Fox sock

This item is a 2.5 m long fabric banner containing a printed image of Terry Fox's sock. The image is among those displayed around the Terry Fox Miracle Mile running track at Canoe Landing Park in Toronto, ON.

Coupland and McCarthy event invitation in Toronto

Contains a print-out of an event invitation hosted by Knopf Canada: "A conversation between Tom McCarthy and Doug Coupland about books, art and the meaning of it all", held October 30th, 2010 at the Rooster Cafe in Toronto.

Digital Orca maquette

This file contains a maquette version of the Digital Orca sculpture created by Coupland. Of particular interest is the variance in the base, as it was altered in the final creation because of engineering logistics and the difference in colour of the maquette.

Draft program of New Cities Summit Paris 2012

File contains a copy of the Draft Program for the New Cities Summit Paris 2012, Held May 14-16 2012 in Paris, France. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson spoke at the opening plenary on May 14th, where he intended to unveil the V-Pole, designed by Coupland.

Paper Nests

In 2004, Coupland produced a series of paper nests, inspired by those that wasps create. To make these nests, Coupland hand-chewed pages from two of his novels. The series contains samples of this paper in various stages of being pulped.

Colour markup proofs for The Canadian Pictures

This file contains photographic prints of The Canada Pictures. Names of the pictures can be seen on some of the prints along the border, though some have been torn.

File OS-06A holds the following photographs:
BC-2121-1497 : Image 9, Flour
BC-2121-1498 : Image 10, Potatoes
BC-2121-1499 : Image 7, Hockey
BC-2121-1500 : [title not visible]
BC-2121-1501 : Image 5, Chairs

File OS-06B holds the following photographs:
BC-2121-1502 : [title not visible]
BC-2121-1503 : Image 3, Coyote
BC-2121-1504 : [title not visible]
BC-2121-1505 : [image number not visible], CN Tower
BC-2121-1506 : Image 1, Bacon

The Armory Show 2012 promotional materials

Coupland presented a painting (“Permanent Press Landscape”, 2012, Acrylic on Canvas) at the 2012 Armory Show in Manhattan, New York, (March 8-11, 2012) at the Art Dealers Association of Canada's booth (Pier 94, booth 829). This file contains an Armory Show Map & Show Guide, an Armory Arts Week Calendar, and a booklet on Coupland's exhibition at the ADAC booth.

Group of Seven painting series stencils

This file contains stencils used in the creation of Coupland's Group of Seven paintings series.

Box 172 holds an item labeled "Harris Iceberg Top and Bottom"

Box 173 holds items labeled "Harris Top/Bottom", "Thompson Jack Pine Bottom" and "Thompson Jack Pine Top"

Box 174 holds two unlabeled items

Box 191 holds items labeled "Emily Carr left", "Frank Johnston Top" and "Frank Johnston Bottom"

Box 192 holds items labeled "Thompson Sunset #1 Top", "Thompson Sunset #1 Bottom" , "Carmichael Top" and "Carmichael Bottom"

Box 193 holds an item labeled "Harris Island"

Box 194 holds items labeled "Harris Top", "Harris Bottom" and one unlabeled item

Orca model

This item is a maquette version of the Digital Orca sculpture created by Coupland and installed at Jack Poole Plaza in 2010.

Taped interviews from Imprint and the Dini Petty Show

Tape (SPVT-007) contains two interviews recorded from television:

1) Imprint, hosted by Daniel Richler interviews Coupland about Generation X. Approximate tape time of interview is from 05:00 to 20:00. Aired on TVOntario; date unknown.

2) The Dini Petty Show, in which Petty discusses Generation X and Shampoo Planet with Coupland. Approximate tape time of the interview is 20:00 to 33:00. The label on the VHS cassette suggests this interview is from November 12, 1991

Radio interviews featuring Coupland

SPC-001
19 September 1991
Douglas Coupland on CBC with Vicki Gabereau discussing Generation X.

SPC-002
October 1991
The Vicki Gabereau Show with Allen Carr as guest. Tape is mislabeled as featuring Coupland.

SPC-003
11 September 1992
Douglas Coupland on CBC Morningside discussing Generation X and Shampoo Planet.

SPC-004
March 1994
Douglas Coupland on the Arts Tonight with Sheila Rogers discussing Life After God.

SPC-005
29 August 1995
Douglas Coupland on CKNW with Bill Good.

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