Category: Illustration

Mounties on the Cover

One of Canada’s most famous exports, the Mountie, is the subject of a visually stunning exhibition highlighting books and magazine covers featuring the fabled Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The University of Alberta collection is called Mounties on the Cover.

15/150: Oscar Cahén – Powerful Influence

Oscar Cahén (1916–1956) fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and settled in Canada. One of the founders of Painters Eleven, Cahén was in the vanguard of the Canadian abstract art movement while working as a successful commercial illustrator. Cahén supported his painting with the success of his commercial illustrations. He […]

Dreaming of Canada: A Mail Art Project

An Alberta art gallery wants your most creative Mail Art for a project that celebrates Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Dreaming of Canada  is calling on artists, designers, illustrators, and the artistically inclined to mail in small scale art to be used in an exhibit showing later this year. 

Sandwich Bag Dad

Graphic designer David LaFerriere has drawn more than 1,800 of these illustrations on his children’s sandwich lunch bags since 2008 and has millions of views on the Flickr stream where they’re all logged. The Kritzels, the characters he draws in marker, are creatures of love, friendship and trust.