Saturday 29 January 2011


It's like looking into the future, right Dennis? Except that in the future you'd certainly still have glasses, and we'd never be dressed this fancy for any reason whatsoever.

Getting into Valentine's mode for the upcoming Love and Rummage event. Despite the fact that this month flew by at mind bending record speeds, I'm still trying to make something new. Enter these scowling love birds!

Some details: Love and Rummage is next Sunday. Check out the lineup! And really, what better way to spend some time after your Sunday brunches or before your Superbowl parties then by heading to The Workroom? There will be a mini bunting workshop and free gift bags to the first 25 shoppers. And if you need to be sold any further - yes, there will be snacks.

Monday 24 January 2011


Last night Becky got herself into nocturnal alteration mode, and re-built a website with her website building hands! A midnight makeover seems oddly fitting, don't you think? Check out my stab at City Of Craft's new online identity here: website and blog! Lots of Wicked Witch of The West inspired green going on.

Friday 21 January 2011


Are you looking for a new favourite band? Well, call off your perilous search parties because BRUISED KNEES is it. My partner in crime plays in this band, and they are excellent. These photos were snapped at a show they had last weekend at their practice space. A forest mural? Yes please.

Tuesday 18 January 2011


I've been meaning to tell you about something exciting. I have the honour of being the designated designer/manipulator of imagery for 2011's installment of City Of Craft! Check out Becky's very nice post about it here.

I expect that all the things I'm hopelessly fixated on will make their presence known: witchy imagery, objects of perceived luck or fortune, scrappy text, slightly askew lines/shapes, miscellaneous magic, and more. Stay tuned!

Saturday 15 January 2011


Check out today's Globe and Mail for an article on the aesthetic allure of Toronto centric poster art!
Features conversation with
Dave Murray, Ian Gillies, and Doublenaut.

Saturday 1 January 2011


Dear 2011,

Hello. How are you feeling this morning? I think we celebrated your arrival pretty well this year: a big dinner with some friends, copious amounts of wine, ice cream and waffle sandwiches, two bottles of champagne, and a late night viewing of The Room. We left the heavy partying to some of your more feverish followers (we saw some of them on the TTC on our way home and it looks like they did you proud!), but I think watching one of the worst films ever made with some pals was a pretty great homage to the passing of time too. It definitely had more flair than 2010's home style pizza party. Let's hope that your year long reign is a good one.


Happy New Year everyone!