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The Cap Art Vending Machine


The Cap Art Vending Machine is an alternative distribution network. Inspired by Distroboto in Montreal and Outsider-art-in-a-box more locally, Capilano now has its own art- and chapbook-vending machine. Inside a given capsule, you may find a tiny chapbook, a poem, or an art project produced by a Capilano student or alumni, faculty member, visiting writer, or artist. For one nickel, these tiny art- and word-bearing capsules are dispensed from a refurbished clown’s head vending machine housed in Capilano University’s Writing Centre (FIR 402). AJ Irvings (Capilano Alumni, fine artist and Memewar editor) did the lovely lettering on the bot. Thanks AJ!

Guidelines for Artists & Writers
The Cap-Art vending project is ongoing, and we are always interested in new works. Download the full specs here.

The first projects in the Cap Art Vending Machine were remarkable. (These were made by first year creative writing students at Capilano, ones in my 2008 first year creative writing course). Here are a few examples: