Office Surprise


After being transferred to a furniture chain’s suburban location, night manager Bob Irey dealt with his boredom by creating a series of drawings on sticky notes using only highlighters, Wite-Out, ballpoint pen, and pencil. We reproduce 36 of Irey’s tiny, dynamic drawings in the issue.

Originally from Omaha, NE, Bob Irey was heavily involved in the punk movements in Chicago and Austin, TX, as an experimental musician in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Irey, who now resides in San Francisco, CA, is currently a furniture night manager for the retail chain Crate & Barrel, where he has worked for the past 25 years.