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Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland

Former headquarters, Vancouver Magazine, 1205 Richards St.

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  • Date Posted: Dec 1, 2015
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  • Address: Plaque is on lamppost at southwest corner of Richards St. and Davie St.

Douglas Coupland

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Location: Plaque is on lamppost at southwest corner of Richards St. and Davie St.

In 1987, Douglas Coupland had a solo sculpture show at the Vancouver Art Gallery called Floating World and he began describing his own ‘twentysomething’ generation for Vancouver magazine, an urban lifestyles magazine edited by Malcolm Parry, at this location.

The sky in Vancouver has its own distinct tinge, just like London or Los Angeles — a milky grey colour that melts onto the steel blue mountain slopes. When watching TV movies, locals can almost always spot the ones filmed here simply because of the quality of light.

From City of Glass

Having written a few Budget Gourmet reviews for the Vancouver Sun, Coupland worked for Western Living magazine as a staff writer before his stint with soon-to-be-defunct Vista magazine where he revisited the realm of his magazine article on Gen-X as a comic strip. Coupland was subsequently contracted to write a non-fiction ‘handbook’ on Generation X. Eventually Coupland went to Palm Springs and completed his breakthrough novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, rejected by 15 Canadian publishers and 14 American publishers before it appeared in March of 1991.

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Having written a few Budget Gourmet reviews for the Vancouver Sun, Coupland worked for Western Living magazine as a staff writer before his stint with soon-to-be-defunct Vista magazine where he revisited the realm of his magazine article on Gen-X as a comic strip. Coupland was subsequently contracted to write a non-fiction ‘handbook’ on Generation X. Eventually Coupland went to Palm Springs and completed his breakthrough novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, rejected by 15 Canadian publishers and 14 American publishers before it appeared in March of 1991..

The sky in Vancouver has its own distinct tinge,
just like London or Los Angeles – a milky grey
colour that melts onto the steel blue mountain
slopes. When watching TV movies, locals can
almost always spot the ones filmed here simply
because of the quality of light.

From City of Glass

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