Monika Melnychuk for Wine & Spirits Magazine

The Wine & Spirits 26th Annual Restaurant Poll is out this month with their famed list of the top 50 wines Americans love most. This year's cover showcases the elite bunch of sommeliers that help make these decisions.  The sophisticated playfulness of Monika Melnychuk's illustration style couldn't have been a better choice to capture the group's likeness.  

Armed with all the pics art director Michael Rush could get his hands on, Monika meticulously drew each somm's portrait, happily revealing a little (or a lot) of each personality and style.

Cover Wine & Spirits Featuring Monika Melnychuk Illustration
Cover Wine & Spirits Featuring Monika Melnychuk Illustration
Wine & Spirits Cover Featuring Monika Melnychuk
Wine & Spirits Cover Featuring Monika Melnychuk

New from Eili-Kaija Kuusniemi

Love these images by Eili-Kaija!  We're proud to share her exciting updated portfolio with you here. The limited sepia palette and soft blush background with a splash of color in her gorgeous hand lettering is so evocative.

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©Eili-Kaija Kuusniemi_EK511_i2iArt

Note the way this rich watercolor/mixed media piece playfully and sensually suggests the 'nose' on this wine...

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©Eili-Kaija Kuusniemi_EK505_i2iArt

Spring Is In The Air

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©Eili-Kaija_Kuusniemi_EK512_i2iArt

Alanna Cavanagh Illustrates New Branding for LCBO

The LCBO has just made exploring their vast wine selection a lot more fun! As part of the overall new branding strategy for wine selection with LCBO, Alanna's illustrations have been featured in three videos exploring Red Wine, White Wine and How to Shop for Wine as well as supporting print materials.  They are now featured on the LCBO website here.  We had the pleasure of working with a great group at Blammo Worldwide including:  Creative Director, Andrew Simon, Senior Art Director, Grant Cleland, Senior Art Director/Designer and Kristin Vekteris, VP Director of Client Services.  The video animation was done by the talented folks at Poster Boy.  Below are screen captures from the 3 videos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monika Melnychuk for Marquis Wine Cellar

This was a super fun project for the Marquis Wine Cellar, a specialty wine store in Vancouver, BC. They wanted to show off Vancouver's amazing attractions and culture with a twist. So, we had wine be a part of each illustration. From downhill skis in the shape of wine bottles to Inukshuk's holding wine glasses. The art featured on the van creates an eye catching 'out-of-home' advertisement for Marquis.

Tim Zeltner Maps Out Ontario Wine Regions

Geoff Redwood from Jan Kelley Marketing approached us to see if Tim Zeltner could paint a map showing all the different wine regions of Ontario in his trademark, whimsical style.  The map was for a new website Jan Kelley was creating for Ontario Uncorked, which has now been unveiled here.  The website allows you to explore and plan customized tours throughout the famed wine regions of Ontario.  The little extra details Tim brings to a piece like this, are what makes the viewer engaged in the 'experience' of the map and this is exactly what this new site is all about!

TZ371_Tim Map

TZ371_Tim Map