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.

Birds in the Garden 1

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Birds in the Garden 2

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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

Scintelligence illustration ©Tracy Walker/i2iart

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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.  

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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Tracy Walker for Kooshoo

  Tracy Walker worked with Working Format's Grace Partridge in creating the art for KOOSHOO's sustainably designed packaging.  Vancouver based KOOSHOO recently launched their line of environmentally responsible yoga accessories and wanted to feature Tracy's natural elements along with diagrammatic illustrations to demonstrate the product's use on the packaging.  The result, simply elegant packaging.  Popular design blog The Dieline recently featured this beautiful new packaging.

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Package design, branding, art direction & photography: Working Format.

Tracy Walker for Middlebury Magazine

  Tracy Walker created this map for Middlebury Magazine, working with design director Pamela Fogg.  Looking for a non traditional approach to map making  Pam wanted Tracy's flare for taking complicated imagery and making it harmonious and simply beautiful.  In the map below, Tracy depicted all of Middlebury College's ski facilities in a double page spread for the Winter 2013 Issue. Tracy was in her element creating this piece; as she says, "It's not often enough that I have the opportunity to create maps, luv 'em...more maps please!"

MiddleburyMap ©Tracy Walker_i2iart

Tracy Walker: Holiday Sale in Uxbridge

  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...

 

Tracy Walker: Holiday Sale at NOOK!

  Don't miss the annual Holiday Sale at Nook in Kensington Market, Toronto, this weekend--Saturday Dec 8th 1-8pm, and Sunday Dec 9th, 12-6pm.  Tracy Walker and a handful of other top Toronto illustrators will sell their original art and crafts at NOOK in Kensington Market.  Last year I did most of my Christmas shopping there and family and friends were delighted with their 'one-ish-of-a-kind' gifts!  Tracy will have some lovely new tea towels, greeting cards, buttons, prints and shadowboxes for sale (for a sneak peep see samples below).

Prints of this stunning new image will be available.

These are two of Tracy's latest surface designs--featured on beautiful linen tea towels.

 

Tracy Walker: Marketing's Top 20 Marketers + Media Players

  Marketing Magazine releases it's top 20 list of Marketers & Media Players who lit up 2012!

Featuring Tracy's sketch on the cover was used as a 'teaser' of sorts.  The finished art inside, the 'big reveal', announcing the winners.  When asked about her compositional challenge, in representing all 20 companies in one image, Tracy said:  "Who could resist the adorable Target pup as the star of the piece?"  Check out her updated portfolio here.

Tracy Walker: Print's Hand Drawn Competition

  Tracy Walker's "In Pursuit of Little Red Riding Hood", a hand-cut paper piece, was selected as one of 30 winners in Print Magazine's Hand Drawn Competition for 2012.

The work was created as one of a series of fairy tales, cut into paper, and bound into salvaged books. The series was exhibited and all pieces were sold.

Deadline for entries for Print's HandDrawn 2013 competition has been extended to December 1/2012.

Tracy Walker for Smithsonian Magazine

Art directed by Maria Keehan for Smithsonian Magazine, Tracy Walker re-created a section of the Sistine Chapel with a contemporary twist for the article Hard-Wired for Art.  In the words of writer, Abigail Tucker: "It's about how the brain processes art. In particular how scientists studied the neural response to Michelangelo's illustration of Adam's expulsion from Eden, featured on the chapel's ceiling."

 

Tracy Walker for Taproot

Tracy created this powerful illustration about how a father and daughter connect through bedtime storytelling in the July issue of Taproot Magazine. Without getting literal in her conceptual way of weaving together elements, Tracy tells a story that we think is worth 1000 words! Art directed by the lovely Amanda Blake Soule, editor of Taproot Magazine.

Tracy Walker for St. Anthony Messenger

Tracy Walker illustrated this piece for an article entitled “Blood of Life” which appeared in the July 2012 issue of St. Anthony Messenger, art directed by Jeanne Kortekamp. The story is about a woman with leukemia whose life is saved by her newborn baby’s umbilical cord stem cells. With her delicate and yet graphic approach, Tracy weaves the story in a conceptual manner where colors, textures and symbols all speak to this very poignant story.

Tracy Walker: Illustrators Unlimited

i2i art is honored to announce that Tracy Walker's work is featured in the new publication, Illustrators Unlimited, a collection of international contemporary illustrators.  Gestalten (the publisher) says, "In recent years, illustration has evolved from a purely service-oriented trade to an expressive, poetic, and esteemed voice in contemporary visual culture".  The book can be browsed and purchased on the Gestalten site.  It will also be available through Indigo and Amazon (fall 2011).  To see more of Tracy Walker's illustration go here.

Tracy Walker a winner in Applied Arts 2011 Illustration Awards

Tracy Walker's Earth day poster, created in collaboration with Brad Pearson and Keith Treffry of Earth Day Canada, has won in the poster category of the Applied Arts 2011 Photography &Illustration Awards.  All winning work will be showcased in the May/June 2011 issue of the magazine, the Winners Gallery on the Applied Arts Website and at the annual Winners Exhibit, to be held on Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto.