Vandalist: Missing Unicorn
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Vandalist: Missing Unicorn

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BY:   Unknown Artist/Camomile Hixon
LOCATION:   At Queen and Claremont
SHOT BY:   Sopwith
FIELD NOTES:   A missing unicorn! “Lost Pet” posters are an old classic, and Camomile Hixon’s posters are an adorable and intriguing play on the form. When you call the (long-distance, New York) number, you’re met with a woman’s earnest appeal to see her beloved unicorn returned. It’s a shame that no-one bothered to create a new phone number or update the New York addresses, though, especially after we got a unicorn of our own in the Don Valley.

CORRECTION: DECEMBER 10, 2010, 2:54 PM This article originally mistakenly said that the “Missing Unicorn” posters were tied to the Ontario Science Centre’s Mythic Creatures exhibit, which had used unicorns as a marketing stunt in October. But the poster is actually the work of New York artist Camomile Hixon, as @felinefrauline pointed out to us. Reached this afternoon by phone, the Ontario Science Centre’s Anna Relyea confirmed to Torontoist that the posters weren’t theirs—but, she noted, “there are a lot of people that like unicorns.”