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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.

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)

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.

Two personal notes

Contains a brief note that originally accompanied an event invite (not included) forwarded to Coupland because the senders thought he might like the design (undated), and a thank you card from someone named Lynn (possibly author Lynn Coady?) thanking Coupland for his blurb, April 1, 2012.

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.

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 photo, Globe and Mail, July 27, 2010

Clipping from page A6 of the Globe and Mail, Tuesday July 27, 2010 with a large photograph of the Digital Orca sculpture. The caption beneath the photo reads: "Tourists converge on the Digital Orca outside Vancouver's Convention Centre Monday. The pixilated sculpture created by artist Douglas Coupland breaks down a three-dimensional Orca whale into cubic pixels."

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.

Orca model

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

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