office of surrealist investigations

Manipulating Chance


May 2016

seven up seven up

Not quite sure of the era of these signs seventies maybe but they are found in two locations downtown One at the very soon to open site of the actual physical downtown storefront office space of the office of surrealist investigations and the other a few blocks away at one of the last remaining independent corner stores in town7up7upI have a fairly clear meaning not that clear at all recollection of two more of these 7up signs attached to corner stores of my childhood alas in the words of Paula Cole where have all the corner stores gone I believe one was downtown at something like seventh and Battle and the other in the middle of a residential neighbourhood south of Columbia eighth and Pine maybe

The only reason I remember these is that one of them had a postal outlet where I or my folks had to go pick up a package Anyone have similar memories or know of similar signage about town or about your town

been away for a while

been busy and have not posted in a while mostly due to getting my new semi permanent physical office space prepped Work in progress so far but opening very soon

hand painted door signage an assortment of carpets and renos and drawing blinds to be drawn on soon I have also entered the world of instagram so being the semi-luddite that I am I haven’t figured out how to link everything together so I will try to catch you up here or you could start following me @officesurrealistinvestigations unfortunately my office title is too long to include of

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