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Capital Espresso now boasts a zine vending machine

Posted by Aubrey Jax / January 16, 2014

Zine vending machine torontoArts vending machines pop up from time to time, though I've seen more of them in Montreal than in Toronto thus far. Good news on the fast-art front: The Monkey's Paw's book vending machine the Biblio-mat now has another partner in lit-to-go, this time serving up local work rather than the former's mysterious used books. No Fun Press and Blood of the Young Zine's "Blood of the Yung / Loonie Trap" debuted at AGO's First Thursday on January 2nd, and now enjoys a permanent location at Capital Espresso on Queen St. W.

Capital was an obvious pick to house the vending machine - the cafe already shows works by local artists, and it's right down the street from studios where the works are published. Toronto artists Brendan Megannety, Christian Stearry, Reilly Hodgson, and more are currently selling wears in "The Trap," so unlike your experience buying Cheetos from a regular vending machine, plunging a loonie into this installation could get you a piece of art that you treasure forever. No offense to the nutritional info on the Cheetos bags currently passing for reading material in some of Toronto homes, but take note: less depressing options exist.

Blood of the Yung zine vending machineYou can visit Capital Espresso at 1349 Queen St. W. on Monday - Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday 8am-7pm, and Sunday 8am-7pm.

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Sniff Sniff / January 16, 2014 at 03:50 pm
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Japan gets used schoolgirl's panties, Toronto gets this...
James VR / January 16, 2014 at 09:35 pm
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Aubrey with the hard hitting stories again. I wonder who she knows that works there or owns it.
Silly Waste of time / January 18, 2014 at 12:23 pm
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Children playing with toys. Do you fingerpaint, play with blocks, etc.?
Susana / February 15, 2014 at 03:55 pm
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I enjoy what you guys tend to be up too. Such clever work and exposure!
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