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Public Office

Posted by Elizabeth / Posted on April 26, 2010

Public OfficePublic Office opened quietly back in February as an extension of the Production Kitchen design house, which is located upstairs (at 780 Queen West, with entry off Gore Vale Avenue). Part design shop, part retail store, the Public Office is a one shop stop for unique giclee prints on vintage paper, and a variety of custom stationery needs.

The shop offers a space where the general public can access the creative minds and professional tools behind print campaigns for Virgin and Shoppers Drug Mart, just to name a few.

Public OfficeThe shop currently features a collaboration with Smash Architectural Salvage -- vintage high quality giclee prints on 70 year old vintage paper salvaged from a textile warehouse ($90 unframed).

Public OfficeCustomers can come in with their own ideas though; anything in the "public domain" is fair game and the Public Office will help bring it to life. Invitations, business cards, stationery, flyers and silkscreening are just some of the ways anyone can get expert help putting their creative stamp on projects. There are also letterpress classes, which allow one to literally put his/her stamp on things.

Public OfficeVintage is a the operative word here, where the shelves are lined with vintage designs on new bags ($46), vintage maps are re-purposed as stationery sets ($8), and vintage tags that are sold with rolls of craft paper for whatever imaginative uses you could drum up.

Public OfficeIt's a place where people can stop by with ideas, browse for art for the home, or make an appointment with a designer to see how Public Office can make their projects happen. Store hours are Thursday-Saturday 11-7, Sunday 12-6.The Public Office



"e" as in letter / April 27, 2010 at 09:37 am
It's "stationery"
Anonymous / April 27, 2010 at 10:37 am
another misspell - anything in the "public domain" is fair game and the _Pubic Office_ will help bring it to life.
Adam / April 27, 2010 at 10:49 am
Also, this store is NOT on Queen West. If you look for it there, you'll miss it. It's on Gore Vale Ave, across from Trinity Bellwoods (just north of Nadege bakery).
BitMedler / April 27, 2010 at 10:52 am
Would have been nice to mention where it is as well. For those interested, 780 Queen Street West (which I'm gathering should have been assumed).
Rachel replying to a comment from BitMedler / April 27, 2010 at 01:23 pm
The contact details and address is always in the column to the right but below the ad so it's easy to miss. Perhaps BlogTO should reformat to put readers first.
Cecilia / April 27, 2010 at 04:13 pm
This store is totally rad and very unique. Not to be missed! Nothing else like it on Queen West.
SS replying to a comment from Rachel / April 27, 2010 at 05:32 pm
hah, Let's not get into what an awful design the blogTO layout is.
fiveteamer / April 27, 2010 at 07:42 pm
wtf is 'vintage paper'?
Camille / April 29, 2010 at 11:34 am
Vintage is anything made over 20 years ago. Yes early 90's fashion is now considered vintage. Eek.

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