eos is celebrating spring with a new limited edition package illustrated by Clare Owen. With bountiful bouquets and adorable pets this quintessential marketplace comes to life.Read More
Mark Hoffmann's mouth-watering illustrations for the Best Bars issue of New Jersey Monthly were a big hit with the happy hour crowd. Tasked with highlighting the different areas of this great garden state Mark Hoffmann, with art direction by Laura Baer, envisioned signature drinks and turnpike signage.Read More
It was great to connect with our longstanding client, art director Wade Gilpin at Rossignol Design, for this special assignment. Illustrator Greg Stevenson, with his ability to create an uncanny likeness, was the natural choice for this poster of Fiona Reid as Queen Elizabeth II in the upcoming Mirvish production of "The Audience". Not a small feat, to create two likenesses in one portraiture, but Greg pulls is off beautifully. With the use of luminous, rich color the illustration is undeniably regal and with that smile Fiona's character shines through.
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.
i2i Art Inc. is proud to congratulate Rémy Simard, a guest of honour at the 37th Salon du livre de Montreal. With over 80 titles to his name, Rémy both authors and illustrates children's books. His humour is ever present.
The book fair runs this Wednesday November 19th through Monday November 24th, if you're in Montreal don't miss this opportunity to pick up some perfect holiday gifts!
Rémy's latest book, Mes Dinky is published in the Pomelo Éditions by La Watermelon. This beautifully colorful book is perfect for anyone with a passion for cars--especially small ones. Rémy has his own collection of 140! In Rémy Simard's own words, "I can not remain indifferent to a car, it is beautiful or ugly."
This the cover of Mes Dinky
And here's a sneak peek of the delightful illustrations you'll find inside.
Rémy is probably best known for his popular series Boris, which he wrote and illustrated.
We wanted to share with you a recent conversation with Dave Murray to give you a little insight into the person behind the art.
i2i Art: Why illustration?
Dave Murray: Well, I've been drawing for as long as I can remember, and it's something I've always enjoyed. I started with drawing my favorite characters from comic books, and went from there. My illustration career formally began at Sheridan College, I guess - I always thought it was kind of a funny thing, to go to school for art, but it's what I loved to do - so giving myself the chance to make my living from it was really the only decision.
i2i Art: What makes you tick?
Dave Murray: Maybe it's a boring answer, but it's keeping my life pretty simple and finding pleasure in the small things. Making interesting work, walking my dog, spending time with my wife, and friends...that's pretty much it.
i2i Art: How do you come up with new ideas when presented with a brief? Tell us a bit about your process?
Dave Murray: I find a lot of success when I break down ideas and concepts into words and definitions - I'm a bit of a crossword fanatic. At that level, I feel like there's a lot of freedom to play with meanings and definitions - and then translate that wordplay into visual metaphors. From there, small thumbnails and sketches in my sketchbook, larger sketches on the computer, and then a mishmash of stuff to create the final piece.
i2i Art: What other creative projects keep you going aside from illustration?
Dave Murray: I like to keep myself busy. Aside from illustration, I have an ongoing text-based mapping project. It's mostly focused on Toronto, but I've been brought out to cities such as Stratford and Halifax to apply my work there. I'm also a co-founder of the Garrison Creek Bat Co., which is an artisanal baseball bat company based in Toronto. At GCBC, we focus on making each bat a piece of work in itself, and occasionally curate events where we invite other illustrators, artists, and craftspeople to customize our bats however they like.
i2i Art: How do these projects influence your illustration?
Dave Murray: My other creative projects allow me to take a step back from illustration, and put other creative aspects of my brain to work. It's like a breath of fresh air, which allows me to come back invigorated and often with new perspectives in regards to my illustration work.
i2i Art: What are the best parts of being a freelance illustrator?
Dave Murray: Probably the whole thing. The fact that I'm doing something I love to make my living is incredible in itself, but it's the opportunities and experiences that I've had solely because of illustration that make it truly special.
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