Category: Illustration

Screenprinted Art of the City

Photography, illustration, collage, stencil and letterpress all find their way into the screen printed works of Montreal-based illustrator Todd Stewart. Trained as a landscape architect and urban planner, his images are culled from memory, dreams, experience and surroundings. I particularly like these cityscapes, but his dream-like landscapes and […]

Memoir: Mikołaj Maciaszek

Mikołaj Maciaszek remembers his time as a small child in Poland in this visual memory series. The Toronto-based artist moved to Canada at the age of five, and now works in newspaper, magazine and comic book illustration.  I found these wonderful works while browsing for inspiration for The […]

Murray Kimber: Striking & Bold

I love the striking boldness of British Columbia illustrator Murray Kimber’s sophisticated commercial work. He describes himself as a storyteller at heart who has worked on a diverse range of projects, from postage stamps to a shrink-wrapped transit bus, from advertising to children’s books.

Uehara: Creature Concepts

Calgary freelance illustrator Sho Uehara’s cartoon concepts are marvelous.  The Alberta College of Art & Design grad’s sketchbooks are full of these endearing cartoon characters.  I’m not normally a fan of character design, but these sketches are more sophisticated and engaging than the norm.  See more of her […]

Cybèle Young: Bringing alive the mundane

Cybèle Young shows the elegance of the mundane in her miniature sculptural works, created from fine Japanese papers. The Toronto based artist  is critically acclaimed, including as an author and illustrator of children’s books.  She won the Governor General’s Award for illustration in 2011. She is on exhibition […]