Greg Stevenson: Exploring Paris

Greg Stevenson recently worked on a large, yet to be unveiled project which featured this clean line art style.  Feeling inspired by this and his love of Paris, Greg has created this map/infographic of Paris and spin-off poster designs.  To see more visit Greg's portfolio here.

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©Greg Stevenson_GS752_i2iArt
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©Greg Stevenson_GS753_i2iArt
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©Greg Stevenson_GS754_i2iArt

Tim Zeltner for the Riverdale Farm

When the Riverdale Farm's Stewardship Group first approached i2i art to commission a whimsical yet functional map of the Riverdale Farm, Tim Zeltner was chosen for his rich hand painted folk art style (actually painted on wood), and the journey to discover and depict the Farm in all it's wonder began!  Below you will see Tim really captures this gem in the heart of downtown Toronto.  The map illustration will be used on marketing materials and a give-away map for visitors.  To see more of Tim Zeltner's magical paintings visit his updated portfolio here.  

Recently I attended the wonderfully successful Riverdale Farm Aid 2014 benefit, which thanks to all the enthusiastic support and dedication of it's volunteers and the community, raised the grand sum of $24,000!  At the event, the map (commissioned by the RFSG) and created by Tim Zeltner was unveiled. and large archival prints were auctioned off to benefit the farm.

Tim Zeltner donated the original painting below to The Farm where it will be housed in the main 'Residence'

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©Tim Zeltner_TZ444_i2iArt

Below is one of the large archival quality prints Tim donated being auctioned off at the event!

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Riverdale_Auction

There was a terrific crowd and the fundraising was a big success!

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Riverdale_Audience

An awfully cute wooly resident of the farm, not too bothered by the crowd that night nibbles on some fresh local produce.

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Riverdale_Farm_Sheep

The fabulous Lemon Bucket Orkestra:  A big hit!

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Riverdale_Music_Parade

Tour the Farm, visit the animals and chat with the farmer during daily chores.  It's a delightful way to spend a day in the 'country' without leaving the city!

More information here:  Riverdale Farm's Facebook page | Riverdale Farm (City of Toronto Web site)

Congratulations to the Riverdale Farm Stewardship Group and thank you for caring so much and working so hard to preserve this very important part of the city of Toronto!

Ian Phillips maps a tasty treat!

Persian's are a delicious treat Ian encountered in Northern Ontario.  Fascinated by the phenomenon, he illustrated this map highlighting where Persian's can be found.  Ian says, "Legend has it that sometime in the 1930s a Mr. Bennett baked the very first Persian in honour of a guest visiting from the Middle East. A conflicting story declares the delicacy was named after its American cousin, the Pershing, which was named after General Pershing. Others claim the Five Star Bakery originated the special treat as a means to sell day-old cinnamon buns.  Debate over the secret ingredient in the icing — whether it’s raspberry, cherry, or strawberry — also continues to this day.  Although Persians now abound throughout The Lakehead region, confrontations over which bakery produces the most authentic pastry have created a permanent melee throughout The Great Northwest."  To see more of Ian Phillip's maps and other illustrated treats visit here. THUNDER-BAY-PERSIANS-MAP-©Ian Phillips_i2iart

Ian Phillips Illustrates New (416) Amsterdam Beer Packaging

  In celebration of Amsterdam Brewery's 25th anniversary, this Toronto based brewing success story decided to relaunch their (416) wheat beer.  Named after the Toronto telephone area-code…this beer honours all things Toronto!

 

Creeshla Hewitt, Creative Director with St. Joseph Content, approached me looking for an illustrator who does maps and she said, "The kicker is that we'd like them to understand toronto...as it is for hip toronto haunts.", so I shared with her a link to our Pinterest board called 'Maps'.  From there she immediately saw the potential in Ian Phillips.  I knew she had made a perfect choice in Ian (a master with maps, his love of Toronto and 'inside' knowledge of hip haunts)... just a couple of great reasons.  She was also under a lot of pressure to deliver in a very tight time frame and I knew that Ian would never let her down!

 

The working relationship between Creeshla and Ian was a joy to observe as the art unfolded.  To find out more about his process, take a look at this juicy post by Ian himself on his blog:  http://ianphillipsillustration.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/coming-soon/

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Ian Phillips for The Government of Canada

Art director, Paul Bonsell of Manifest Communications had a vision to create a light-hearted infographic to illustrate the serious business of the Get Cyber Safe web campaign sponsored by the Government of Canada.  With his vivid imagination and fun style, Ian Phillips was just the illustrator to deliver the faux pirate's map!  The infographic's goal is to help the general public get smart on Phishers who lurk in the deep waters of cyber space, gathering personal information--banking info, credit card numbers and passwords etc.  For more information visit getcybersafe.ca.

Jillian Ditner: TIFF 2012 Walking Map for Timberland

A little while back marketing agency trevor peter communications contacted us about a walking map for Timberland, an official sponsor of TIFF (The Toronto International Film Festival).  When Jillian Ditner was chosen, we were pretty excited about this great opportunity!  Creative Director, Alexandra MacDonald and Jillian, along with Josh McKellar, Marketing Manager for Timberland, began the collaborative process of creating the first ever eco friendly tool for navigating TIFF. The initial direction was for Jillian to create her own artistic interpretation of Toronto, the TIFF ‘playground’ and the area venues downtown that host the Festival.  One of the key objectives for this user-friendly map was to inspire TIFF-goers to ‘get outside’, walk the festival, and connect with the community.  The finished map below is available as a downloadable pdf at the Timberland online Community here.  Enjoy the Festival!

Here is a glimpse into Jillian's process.

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JD_TIFF_sketches

Tim Zeltner Maps Out Ontario Wine Regions

Geoff Redwood from Jan Kelley Marketing approached us to see if Tim Zeltner could paint a map showing all the different wine regions of Ontario in his trademark, whimsical style.  The map was for a new website Jan Kelley was creating for Ontario Uncorked, which has now been unveiled here.  The website allows you to explore and plan customized tours throughout the famed wine regions of Ontario.  The little extra details Tim brings to a piece like this, are what makes the viewer engaged in the 'experience' of the map and this is exactly what this new site is all about!

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TZ371_Tim Map

Travel Month at i2i

It seems to be "travel" month at i2i. Alanna Cavanagh created a fashionable view of trips to Paris for Hemispheres Magazine, Ian Phillips supplied these incredible maps of walking tours in 5 cities for Viv Magazine and Tim Zeltner continues to create amazing landscapes for United with art direction from Barrie D'Rozario Murphy.

Alanna Cavanagh's cover for Hemispheres Magazine

Ian Phillips City Maps for Viv Magazine