Winnipeg Eats – Illustrated Map

This year I completed a fairly intensive map piece called “Winnipeg Eats.” It showcases many cherished iconic food establishments and restaurants in and around Winnipeg, Manitoba. I grew up eating at many of these places and think it is wonderful they are still around for people to enjoy :) All the logos are original hand-lettered and illustrated artwork, in fact every bit of lettering on here was done manually by me – even the street names! It was an interesting exercise in conceptualizing and creating lettering in multiple distinct styles in order to show a unique identity for each establishment. If you are ever in Winnipeg, I highly recommend you check these lovely places out!

The image below is a small preview, but the a larger version has been showcased on They Draw & Travel here!

New Artwork – “Coffee, Soda, Lemonade”

For the final project of Bootcamp (July), we were given a brief that involved making a personal piece of artwork that we would like to put up in our kitchen and that utilized a beverage theme. I decided that I wanted to go the hand-lettered route so started out with sketching the names of beverages that I wanted to use and then added in smaller versions of the physical drinks afterwards. I had a bit of fun with texture and color as you can probably tell! I think this would go great in a kitchen :)

New Artwork: Lake Series – Lake Winnipeg

I am working on a new art series of geographical bodies of water – specifically lakes. The first one I’ve created is Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, a place a spent a lot of time visiting as I was growing up. It’s also one of the largest fresh water lakes in the entire world! All the text here is entirely hand-lettered and of my own design. I enjoyed researching all the different parts of the Lake to find the words I wanted to use to create the border of wording. I started with the names of the larger islands and bays, and also any areas that were of significance. After that I added in smaller areas and ones that had interesting names.

Film Theme Graphic T-Shirt Artwork

I recently submitted a concept for the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival’s official t-shirt this year! Mine didn’t get chosen, but I still think the artwork reads as a strong representation of the theme. I decided to concentrate more on vintage aspects – old school tickets, film canisters and reels, and some retro looking food packaging! My design is called “Night at the Movies.”

Perfectly Notional – Textile Design Collection

I have created a collection of 4 coordinate surface patterns called “Perfectly Notional” for the Spoonflower fabric design competition this week. This week Spoonflower is collaborating with Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine for the theme of sewing notions, objects that I am well acquainted with having come from a long line of proud sewists! Designers were to create a 4 pattern collection that would fit on a yard of fabric. Below you can see my individual designs from the collection to better view the detail – Buttons, Thread, Scissors, Needles.