Category: Illustration

Janice Wu: Re-Imagining the Mediocre

Vancouver-based art student Janice Wu is capturing significant attention with her images of everyday items most of us wouldn’t look at twice. Wu – a student at Emily Carr University – says she explores “how seemingly worthless objects have potential for whimsy and how the ‘inanimate’, mundane can […]

‘Uncle Wally’s Old Brown Shoe’

The latest whimsical watercolors from Wallace Edwards have the same quirky styling that has characterized his books since he won his first Governor General’s award for children’s illustration a decade ago. You can flip through that prize-winning work, called Alphabeasts, by going to this link and clicking the […]

Collage: Stretched Limbs & Bulky Torsos

The small heads and long limbs of the figures in Gordon Wiebe’s collages identify his widely used work.The bold characters illustrate books, magazines, newspapers, journals and ad campaigns worldwide,  including the surface of a 25-story building in Taipei. “His distinctive characters have elongated limbs and bulky patchwork torsos, […]

Illustration: Robert Carter

Like many well known Canadian illustrators, Robert Carter sends a lot of  work south of the border, to clients that range from American Airlines to the Harvard Business Review. This image was for a Los Angeles Times piece on the growing number of average American families who end […]