Phil's handcrafted calendar for Gay Lea Foods

Creative director Andrew Gillingham of Agency59 chose the perfect artist to execute this unique idea to promote Gay Lea Foods' products.

Phil was given carte blanche in building an advent calendar and creating the art that adorns each door. If you look closely at the distressed quality of the construction and paintings you'd swear you were looking at a family heirloom.

You can see this advent calendar at work in the Gay Lea  Foods Facebook app. Each day a new door opens to reveal a festive cookie recipe.  

A little imagination is all this illustrator needs to manifest your dream content.  Check out more handpainted illustration by Phil the art guy.

Happy Howlidays from Monika Melnychuk!

  After illustrating the Dogbook app, Monika Melnychuk was asked by Geoffrey Roche, of Poolhouse Enterprises, to dress up the dogs for the 'howlidays'!  Monika had tons of fun doing the illustrations (cards designed by Poolhouse).  To check out the poodle sporting a string of holiday bling to the mischievous gift ripping duo, and the adorable Chiuaua aka"Rudolph's brother from another mother", click here to get to visit the Dogbook Facebook page (and while you're there go ahead and send a free e-card to your favorite 'pet'!).

Dogbook Holiday Card illustrations ©Monika Melnychuk/i2iart
Dogbook Holiday Card illustrations ©Monika Melnychuk/i2iart

Betsy Everitt: Play App Art for Participaction!

  We were really excited when Hambly & Woolley approached us to have Betsy Everitt create the art for an app called Bring Back Play.  We could immediately see how Betsy's vibrant and playful art would lend perfectly to Participaction's mission--encouraging unstructured and imaginative play.  Participaction is a national not-for-profit organization who's vision is to get Canadians active.  We asked H&W to tell us more about their involvement in the Bring Back Play campaign and this is what they had to say:

"(We were) initially asked to come up with a print piece, but instead conceived of the idea for the interactive app. It seemed to be a better idea to help Participaction reach a broader audience with the message that we have to get kids moving. "Bring Back Play" relies on a nostalgic tug at the heart to get parents, care-givers, teachers, counsellors, etc., engaged in games we used to play. The app allows the user to post comments, upload video and photos, rate games, share games and add new games. We worked through the experiential aspects, through the wireframe, design and development -- in both English and French. Betsy Everitt's charming and colourful illustrations provided the friendly personality of the app and the functional wayfinding icons. It has been released to much acclaim and press coverage."

Credits for this project are as follows: Barb Woolley: Design Director, Dominic Ayre & Nik Firka: Designers, Andrew Ryther: Project Manager, Betsy Everitt: Illustrator, Summit: Developer.

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Bring Back Play illustration ©Betsy Everitt/i2iart
Bring Back Play illustration ©Betsy Everitt/i2iart
Welcome! illustration ©Betsy Everitt/i2iart
Welcome! illustration ©Betsy Everitt/i2iart
Games illustrations ©Betsy Everitt/i2iart
Games illustrations ©Betsy Everitt/i2iart

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