For some grammar is a chore, for some it’s a joy. Editors Canada aims to spread that joy! With the help of Costa LeClerc Design and illustrator Angelica Yiacoupis, Editors Canada new 16-month calendar is ready for use. Each month a helpful tip is punctuated by one of Angelica’s light-hearted, humorous illustrations (pun intended - we couldn’t resist). Bold colors and high contrast make Angelica’s images come to life and veritably jump off the page.Read More
'Light-hearted' and 'upbeat' may not be the first words that pop into mind when you hear the phrase 'internal government communication'. However, that's exactly the refreshing direction the folks at the Yukon Government took when they chose to collaborate with illustrator Monika Melnychuk.Read More
Conceptual illustrator Thom Sevalrud excels at bringing the abstract into focus. The more abstract the idea the better; deconstructing large, complex theories into beautifully succinct visuals is his speciality.Read More
Illustrator Dave Murray is thrilled to add not one but two Canada Post stamps to his long list of achievements. Dave was doubly honoured to be awarded such a prestigious assignment on such a vital subject matter. Intrigued by insects from an early age Dave was more than happy to lend his signature geometric style to the crucial task of keeping bees in the forefront of people's minds.Read More
Nothing better than catching some live music at the local pub, right? Greg Stevenson has been a regular at Scallywags for quite some time and over the years he’s been responsible for a lot of their terrific poster art. The assignment to brand and help promote their new Open Mic Night was right up Greg’s alley.
Greg used his signature hand-drawn lineart with plenty of color and texture when he designed and illustrated this poster series. Greg’s unique way of contextualizing photos perfectly captures what we know will be a good time.
Check out more of Greg’s illustration work. Represented by i2i Art Inc.
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!
We are excited to unveil this special postage stamp series created by Monika Melnychuk for Canada Post. Monika's whimsical line art style serves this playful concept, which features photography of actual homeless pets, in environments that could become reality--if only they are adopted. A brilliant example where the concept is the message! The would-be homes for these pets, are left up to the viewer to fill in, by adopting a pet!
Working with Vancouver based design firm, Subplot, Monika illustrated the collectable Souvenir Sheet, Official First Day Cover, as well as the Five Collectable Stamps for Canada Post's Adopt-A-Pet campaign.
It's great to see Canada Post using their currency to help bring awareness to such an important cause. In 2010, close to 150,000 homeless pets were admitted to shelters across Canada. Partnering with the CFHS, Canada Post wanted to create awareness around the need for animal lovers to adopt from their local Humane Society or SPCA, and give homes to animals who so desperately need them. As of today, April 22 2013, the full package below can be purchased through Canada Post--the collectable Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover, complete with all five Canadian stamps.
Project Director: Danielle Trottier, Canada Post.
Designer, Ross Chandler, of Subplot.
Creative Directors: Roy White and Matthew Clark of Subplot Inc.
Photography by: Raeff Miles (cages) and Raina + Wilson (animals).
i2i Art was approached by cider maker Jonathan Hull of Applewood Winery to have Monika Melnychuk create new packaging for their Hudson Valley Hard Cider, which was to be relaunched under the new name, Naked Flock. The product name was inspired by a very colorful, visual folk tale about a pastor who plants some poppy seeds and a flock of geese who eat the poppies and fall into a deep sleep. Thought dead the geese are plucked for their feathers--hence the name Naked Flock. Read the whole tale on Applewood Winery's website.
Monika says, "This is one of my favorite projects to date. And the first project I have been hired to do the illustration and design as well. Naked Geese? The story is hilarious, so when I approached the project I wanted to create something funny, but a bit edgy as well."
Monika designed the logo and labels and illustrated all three skus of Naked Flock Hard Cider: Original, Draft and Pumpkin.
If you're looking to pick up something really special for that naughty or nice someone on your list, why not take a drive to the country and shop at your leisure in the lovely little town of Uxbridge, where you'll find treasures that you won't find anywhere else!
Tracy Walker will be selling her prints and textile goodies at the Handmade sale in Uxbridge, running from Saturday December 15th - Monday the 24th. Don't miss the opening event this Saturday Dec 15th 2-5pm at Blue Heron Studio.
We share with you the delightful poster Tracy designed and illustrated for the show...