Recently TIME Magazine published a special issue simply titled 'The South'. There are a lot of misconceptions about this region of the US and in this issue TIME attempts to dispel those long-held myths and reveal this area's rich and diverse cultural depth. Enter illustrator Natalie Nelson.Read More
What to say about illustrator Natalie Nelson...hmmm...well, she's fantastic! Her work is fun and whimsical. She’s a true mixed-media artist, often creating collages by hand; digitizing to add finishing touches. We recently asked Natalie a few questions to get to know a little more about one of our newest illustrators.Read More
Janice Kun collaborated with Deirdre Hughes, creative director with Agency59, to create the illustration used for Kathleen Wynne's Government of Ontario Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan. Both an honour and a challenge, the art needed to show the optimism the new Action Plan promises, while at the same time representing the struggle and the work to be done on this important societal problem.
To accomplish all of this, Janice's illustration needed to take a conceptual approach in showing the urgency and the action to be taken on the issue of sexual violence and harassment. Through her unique blend of photography, hand rendering and digital collage, Janice's mixed media illustration set out to do all this.
Below in the main double page spread of the report, three figures work together to reshape a landscape that moves rhythmically from the darkness of an abstracted, geometric background, into one of brighter, bolder colours, and organic shapes. Their dialogue sparks the process of change by writing a new script, painting a new horizon, and cultivating new growth.
John Webster can't stop making lovely art. Kellogg's, Sony, EMI and Mirvish Productions are among his clients. John has a quirky eye, that mixed with his penchant for pop culture, give his collages a unique edge.
He also used the same collage imagery to create a more moody piece, appropriate for the story Virigina's Final Journey, about Edgar Allan Poe.
John Webster recently created this fun piece, art directed by Shane Lutjens, for an article in Enviva Magazine on odd museums to visit in Houston, Texas. See if you can spot the references to some of the feature locations: The National Museum of Funeral History- everything you ever wanted to know about Funeral Heritage in the United States: Day of the Dead, Civil War Embalming, etc.
Orange Show Center- The Orange Show was started by a Houston postman, Jeff McKissak, to celebrate his favorite fruit. The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art is now a hub for folk art activity.
Beer Can House- yep, a house made out of beer cans. Ripley's Believe it or Not estimated that over 50,000 cans were used to create the house.
Art Car Museum- what better place to visit while on a road trip than a museum showcasing imaginative "art cars" and mobile contraptions. They also feature other works of contemporary artists with a car theme.
The Rothko Chapel - founded in 1971, this is a sanctuary available to people of every belief, inspired by the modern, minimalist work of Mark Rothko.