Katy Dockrill: Let's Celebrate!

What could be more fun than a soirée Parisian style? Katy Dockrill's whimsical illustration style will help you set the stage perfectly.  Designer Timothy Siciliano of Party Partners, asked Katy to create the Let's Celebrate mini cake decorating set to add to the already successful Make a Wish and Queen for a Day party kits.


Want to see more? Visit Katy Dockrill's portfolio

Betsy Everitt for All You Magazine

Illustrator Betsy Everitt recently teamed up with art director Danielle Avraham at All You magazine to create a trio of bright and playful illustrations for the article “Leverage your Mommy Network”. The article, full of tips and tricks on how moms and dadss can support one another when the hectic school season arrives, provided Betsy with plenty of inspiration.

An eye catching full page feature along with carefully composed vignettes showcases Betsy Everitt’s signature style, her decorative flair and exquisite painterly technique.

How do you entertain your kids, save time and money?

How do you entertain your kids, save time and money?

The art of coordinating childcare

The art of coordinating childcare

Form a garden club!

Form a garden club!

See more of Betsy Everitt’s work. Represented by i2i Art Inc.

Holiday gift ideas featuring Greg Stevenson art!

For the person on your list who has everything, check out Greg's online store with over 1,500 print-on-demand products with surface designs by Greg Stevenson!

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I'll give you a sneak peek here...two of my favorite gifts...but check it out for yourself.

You must know a little pooch that needs a special holiday T-Shirt!

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And half a dozen of these peace dove ornaments would look beautiful on any tree!

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If you like what you see here check out Greg Stevenson's entire updated illustration portfolio here.

Gary Alphonso for Canada Post: Unveiling New Community Mailboxes

In response to the shrinking demand for snail mail, Canada Post has begun to phase in an expansion of it's Community Mailboxes (CMB's) vs door-to-door delivery.  The process of developing the CMB's was carefully executed with a strategy that involved lots of consumer input through focus testing at various stages in the development.  Canada Post was looking for the perfect CMB to take it's customers into the 21st Century.  One of the key criteria for the new CMB's was to develop an art wrap that would hopefully work as an anti-graffiti barrier.  This is where the call for Gary Alphonso's illustration talents came in.  

Working with the team at Ove Brand | Design, headed up by creative director Peter Baker, Gary Alphonso was given an open creative brief as they embarked on an exploration of various abstract directions.  The art evolved into a beautiful ethereal design that incorporated the maple leaf (a ubiquitous Canadian symbol), floating as if being carried by a gentle wind.   The process was a real contest but in the end, we are proud to report that Gary Alphonso's floating leaf design was among the most popular in focus testing.

Gary Alphonso's illustration applied as a wrap to the mailboxes.
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Here are some pics of the mailboxes in communities across the country.

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View Gary Alphonso's entire portfolio here!

Thom Sevalrud for 88 Scott

The vision for 88 Scott :  "These are the dreamers, the planners, the creators. ... In the earliest planning stages of 88 Scott, fifteen of the country's leading architects, planners and developers were invited to collaborate in a unique process. Their mandate was to create a bold vision for an exceptional, new landmark condominium building..."  

In keeping with this creative approach, art by nine local i2i artists was reproduced in large format and presented on hoarding panels (divided by inspirational quotations).  The idea was for the developer to support local talent while beautifying the site during the construction phase of development.  The images were chosen to represent the many facets of life in the immediate community:  green space, culture, recreation, shopping, entertainment etc.

Over the coming weeks we'll bring you pics of the other panels, but we start today with Thom Sevalrud's.  It's fantastic to see the art at this size!  If you have a chance, pop down and check out the larger-than-life art at 88 Scott in the heart of downtown Toronto.  To see more of Thom's art go here.

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Janice Kun for Hewlett Packard

  These images are a sample of the art created by Janice Kun that comprised the 'Card of Good Intentions' for HP.  With audio design by Randy Knott, Janice's award winning art was animated to count the days of Good Intentions for HP throughout the month of December.  An ode to the holiday season!  To see more of Janice's ethereal art take a peek at her updated portfolio here.

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Thom Sevalrud's Surface Design Recognized by American Illustration

Thom Sevalrud's 'Abstractions' were recognized by American Illustration and chosen for their website award archive. The clean graphic images were used in different configurations as surface design on gift bags for the annual Buddies In Bad Times Art Auction last fall.  Congratulations Thom!

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Alanna Cavanagh: Uppercase's Surface Design Issue

  Uppercase's Special Surface Pattern Design Guide featuring a fabulous collection of surface designers, including Alanna Cavanagh, is now available! Alanna's designs have been featured on products by Lord & Taylor, TeNeues, One King's Lane, Hudson Bay Company and Crane & Co.  To see more of Alanna's art check out her portfolio here.

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Sarah Beetson at Supergraph, Australia

Sarah Beetson had a fantastic showing at the Supergraph show in Carlton, Australia recently!  To see Sarah's updated illustration portfolio visit here.

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Sarah exhibited original artwork, giant limited edition screen prints, clothing, cushions, bags, badges and saucy playing cards!

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Sarah created live portraits of exhibition goers onsite (time slots rapidly sold out), as did five designs of her giant badges.  She says "The exhibition was my most successful since Pick Me Up at Somerset House, London, back in 2012.  I did A LOT of drawing that weekend! It was great fun painting everyone, as well as talking to visitors and receiving (stonkingly good!) feedback on my work!"

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Sarah always colorful, fun and unique illustrations for fashion, editorial, surface design and advertising.

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Gary Alphonso for Tim Hortons

  Everyone loves Tim Hortons coffee and doesn't everybody notice the art they use on the Holiday cup every year?  The answer is a resounding 'Yes', isn't it?

Commissioned by Tim Hortons' branding and design agency, *PIGEON, Gary Alphonso illustrated the art for Tim Hortons' classic holiday campaign! Working with the Pigeon team, the art came together beautifully and was applied to the hot drink cups, bakery bags and boxes.

Everyone was thrilled with how it turned out and we are proud to share with you Gary's art and a few pics of the finished products.

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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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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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Tracy Walker: Wall Decor

Tracy Walker's gorgeous art is now available wholesale through McGaw Graphics, so keep your eyes open for prints from an extensive collection of her work that could be popping up in Museum stores (eg. MoMA, The Met Store), Barnes & Noble, CB2, Urban Outfitters, ZGallerie and more.

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To see more  of Tracy's art featured in the McGaw Graphics' catalogue go here.

 

Tracy Walker for Scintelligence

Working with Gayle Akler of Sparkplug Marketing and Communications, Tracy Walker created elements to showcase the Life Sciences start up, Scintelligence, whose purpose is to "work directly with industry, academia and other key stakeholders to bring prospective partners together..."  The concept was all about growth and digging deeper and Tracy's organic and shapes and scientific iconography work perfectly to convey the message visually.  The elaborate promotional package housed an actual shovel (with a sprinkling of dirt no less!)--to drive home the message which was further conveyed in the accompanying brochure. Scintelligence Credentials illustration ©Tracy Walker/i2i art

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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.