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.

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.

Mark Hoffmann for D Home Magazine

Ever found your kid hanging from a candelabra or climbing a giant holiday decoration?  In his best playful style, Mark Hoffmann illustrated the story Babes in Toyland:  Activities that will make your kids' holiday season more merryfor art director Jamie Laubhan-Oliver, at D Home Magazine. If you like this image, there are a lot more fun Mark Hoffmann illustrations here.

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Doug Martin for Sunriver Resort

  Working with Erin Martin, marketing manager at Sunriver Resort, Doug Martin continued (for the 7th consecutive year) illustrating the 2012 Traditions Guide.  The guide outlines over 100 activities families can take part in at the Resort over the holiday season.  We think the retro twist to the design emphasizes a return to good old fashioned family fun!  Wish you were here?


Alanna Cavanagh: Another Hudson's Bay Exclusive

  Alanna's limited edition Spring '12 tea towel was such a run-away success that The Bay commissioned her to create another design for their Holiday '12 Season.  The beautiful 100% linen tea towels are produced by Ulster Weavers, who have the Royal Warrant to Queen Elizabeth II for Kitchen Textiles.  By the way, they look stunning framed, (if you can't bring yourself to get yours dirty)!

The Bay, in their press material says:  "A talented Canadian illustrator and printmaker, Cavanagh’s witty and playful point of view has caught the eye of magazines like Canadian House & Home and Style at Home, and influential online sources, such as Remodelista and Apartment Therapy."  We think "witty and playful" says it all!

To see more of the Bay's exciting Holiday and Signature Collections, and to meet the fabulous visionary behind all this juicy stuff, Arren Williams, Creative Director of Home Fashions, check out this great post on Design Maze.

If you want to get your limited edition tea towel now, you can make your purchase without having to go any further right here.