Rémy Simard: Ad Campaign for Teachers

  The Corktown Seed Co., commissioned Rémy Simard to contribute his fun and kid-friendly illustrations to their fresh new branding effort for the Teacher's Credit Union.  Here is a sampling of the alphabet cards for the ongoing, 'It Pays To Be You' campaign, art directed by the lovely Cai Li.  To see more of Rémy Simard's work visit his updated portfolio here.

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RS690_Card_Spread
TCU Letter Cards ©Rémy Simard/i2iart
TCU Letter Cards ©Rémy Simard/i2iart

Mark Hoffman for D Magazine

For an article in D Magazine about "growing up in a town that is no longer there", Mark Hoffman created this conceptual illustration depicting the houses as haunting shells with a foreboding sky that further sets the mood for West, Texas, as a Ghost Town.  Mark's primitive art style has a dream-like quality perfect for the way the story is told through childhood memories.  To see more of Mark's evocative conceptual art, visit his updated portfolio here.

Ghost Town by Mark Hoffmann

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©Mark Hoffmann_MH399_i2iArt

Jillian Ditner for Osler

  Putting Jillian Ditner's strong conceptual art skills to the test, Q30 Design commissioned Jillian to create the art for the Osler 2014 Capital Markets Report.

To see  Jillian's updated portfolio go here.

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©Jillian Ditner_JD310_i2iArt

Notable Trends and Developments in M&A

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©Jillian Ditner_JD312_i2iArt

The Year the Music Stopped - The Precipitous Decline in SOE

Investment in Canada’s Oil and Gas Sector in 2013

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©Jillian Ditner_JD308_i2iArt

Risks and Risk Management in Project and Resource Development

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©Jillian Ditner_JD307_i2iArt

Canada’s Technology Renaissance

Greg Stevenson for Canadian Living

Combining Greg Stevenson's hand lettering, info graphic icons and layered photo-illustration adds a fun, upbeat mood to these stories of courage, art directed by Stephanie White.  In this recurring feature, called A Year of Firsts 2014, meet and be inspired by the people who embraced a whole year of trying new things, whether facing fears or embracing change.  Peruse more of Greg's illustration here.

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GS687_A_Year_of_Firsts
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©Greg Stevenson_GS691_i2iArt

Theresa Albert

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©Greg Stevenson_GS689_i2iArt

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Katy Dockrill for National Drapery

When art director Lila Graham first contacted us to work on the new website she was designing for National Drapery, it was an exciting opportunity for Katy Dockrill to bring her flair for sewing and love of home decor to an illustration assignment!  The new ND website was the inspirational vision of Natalie Hartman, who was a delight to work with.  Visit the ND homepage and see how Lila and Katy literally brought Natalie's vision to life here.

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1_©Katy Dockrill_KD285_i2iArt

The new website design also included a series of drawings to highlight the many custom products National Drapery offers.  Katy adores creating for surface design, so when Natalie asked her to include an indication of patterns to depict various textiles and bring some flair to these more technical illustrations, she was happy to oblige.  The result?  These little gems...we've combined a few of our faves here:

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©Katy Dockrill_KD305_i2iArt
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5_©Katy Dockrill_headboads_WEB

Our debut at Surtex 2013

Here we are ready for day one! 

Featuring prints and patterns from participating artists:  Sarah Beetson, Alanna Cavanagh, Harvey Chan, Katy Dockrill, Betsy Everitt, phil, Mark Hoffmann, Monika Melnychuk, Ian Phillips, Thom Sevalrud, Tracy Walker and Tim Zeltner.

From left:  Ian Phillips, me (Shelley Brown), Tracy Walker, Betsy Everitt and Alanna Cavanagh.

Our pillow and plate presentation drew a LOT of oohh's & aahh's!  Thank you Ian Phillips, for doing such a fabulous job of designing our booth!

Ian holds up two of our custom pillows seated below our fabulous plates!  We held a draw for the pillows and plates following the show.

Tina Roth Eisenberg aka Swiss miss checking out our artists' work for some Tattlys!

Me (Shelley Brown) with Arren Williams, Creative Director at the Hudson's Bay Company.  

Print and Pattern features Tracy Walker!

  With SURTEX about a week away, we are delighted to share the post Print and Pattern (ultra popular surface design blog) featured on Tracy Walker.  If you would like to meet Tracy and see more of her work please visit us at booth #340 at the Javits Center in NYC from May 19-21.  We'd love to show you more of her work in person!

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SurtexBanner_©TracyWalker_i2iart

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Tim Zeltner for Yankee Magazine

Tim Zeltner illustrated this fantasy winter wonderland for a travel feature, The Town of Our Dreams, art directed by Yankee's Lori Pedrick.  From snow covered rolling hills, quaint homes, picture-perfect shops to horse drawn sleigh rides, Tim created this fictitious place called NewEnglandville--the town of New England's dreams!

New Englandville cover ©Tim Zeltner/i2iart
New Englandville cover ©Tim Zeltner/i2iart
New Englandville spread ©Tim Zeltner/i2iart
New Englandville spread ©Tim Zeltner/i2iart