In light of today’s Torontoist vs. Torontoist debate on emergency vehicles’ “Support Our Troops” ribbons, Posterchild (who is becoming a regular on Torontoist; we’ve interviewed him, written about his Canada Post mailing stickers, and showed off his feature film debut) sends us links to his recent work in and around Kensington Market: an infinite “Support” ribbon, and regular ribbons that read “Support Our Troupes” or “Support Our Koopa Troopas,” each one pasted onto the front of a ubiquitous white delivery truck.
Says Posterchild of the infinite “Support” ribbon: “I cut two ribbons apart and put them back together to form an infinite möbius strip of support. I support supporting things! Support support support support.” As for supporting our “troupes,” he says that “Someone ought too. We all seem to like a bit of live theather [sic]. Maybe some comedy, eh?” While the anti-war sentiment in the ribbons is subtle, Posterchild’s rant on his website about the ambulance-pasted ribbons and their symbolic power is well-worth the read to contextualize his work.
All images courtesy Posterchild.