The way Anne of Green Gables looks is such a part of Canadian culture that the photoshopping of a U.S. poster for the new Netflix version of the story has triggered controversy. Complaints blew up on social media after a Twitter user pointed out differences in posters done for Canada […]
. Canadian author and illustrator Jon Klassen won the prestigious Caldecott Medal from the American Library Association this week, the latest in a run of awards that honor his contemporary style.
Photo artist Cara Barer experiments with curling irons, clothes pins and water to transform discarded books into coiled, crumpled objects of beauty. She says her photographs “are primarily a documentation of a physical evolution . . . The way we choose to research and find information is also […]
Quebec artist Paul Béliveau paints culturally significant artifacts such as his own book collection, creating ‘pictorial archeology’ in work that references a database of thousands of personal and historical photographs. Béliveau says, “I like to use painted books as a strategy against loss, even though worn books evoke […]
. Toronto subways have a new platform for animated public art. For the next two weeks, the Flip-Toronto project runs on Pattison OneStop’s LCD screens on Toronto Transit Commission subway platforms, showing flip books created by eight artists about iconic city locales. The animation above, for example, shows […]
Internationally renowned graffiti artist Troy Lovegates, a Canadian also known as Other, has moved from painting on walls to painting on books in his latest work for his Downriver exhibition at Parentheses Gallery in Halifax. It’s his first solo show in Canada since 2007. -The Human Machine Canadian […]