Janice Kun for the Government of Ontario

  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.

SVHAP cover

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.

Eng spread

 

LadyWheelchair

 

ManPainting

 

FemalePainter

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Philippe Béha for VIV Magazine

Philippe Béha illustrates 5 Bogus Reasons Why You Can't Lose Weight. Working with VIV's art director, Vickie Vidana Ellman, Philippe injected a healthy dose of whimsy and humor into his depiction of the mythical excuses women make as to why they are unable to lose those extra pounds after age 40.

5 Bogus Reasons (pg1) ©Philippe Béha/i2iart
5 Bogus Reasons (pg1) ©Philippe Béha/i2iart
5 Bogus Reasons (pg2) ©Philippe Béha/i2iart
5 Bogus Reasons (pg2) ©Philippe Béha/i2iart
5 Bogus Reasons (pg3) ©Philippe Béha/i2iart
5 Bogus Reasons (pg3) ©Philippe Béha/i2iart
5 Bogus Reasons (pg4) ©Philippe Béha/i2iart
5 Bogus Reasons (pg4) ©Philippe Béha/i2iart
5 Bogus Reasons (pg5) ©Philippe Béha/i2iart
5 Bogus Reasons (pg5) ©Philippe Béha/i2iart
5 Bogus Reasons (pg6) ©Philippe Béha/i2iart
5 Bogus Reasons (pg6) ©Philippe Béha/i2iart

John Webster illustrates the Odd

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.