Beautiful Canadian Stamps

I recently went to the post office to purchase some new stamps and the Love your Pet Collection immediately caught my attention. This beautiful series of stamps was illustrated by Genevieve Simms, a talented illustrator who once lived in Edmonton. Genevieve has been working in collaboration with Lara Minja atLime Design who art directed and designed the project. I have had the opportunity to work with Lara in the past and I can only imagine how fun this project must have been. Bravo to both of them! Hopefully, Canada Post releases other beautiful collections soon! 

 

Illustration: Genevieve Simms - Design: Lara Minja, Lime Design Inc.

Illustration: Genevieve Simms - Design: Lara Minja, Lime Design Inc.

Riikka Laakso

I recently discovered the work of Riikka Laakso and I fell in love with her illustrations. She also has a very interesting process which you can read about on the Eye on Design Blog published by the AIGA.

Here are some of the projects I enjoyed the most. 

Source:   riikkalaakso.tumblr.com

Source: riikkalaakso.tumblr.com

Source:   riikkalaakso.tumblr.com

Source: riikkalaakso.tumblr.com

Source:   riikkalaakso.tumblr.com

Source: riikkalaakso.tumblr.com

The very first blog post: Alesya Nesolenova, a great Canadian illustrator

I want to use this blog to share with you all the great things that inspire me and feed my passion for the work that I do. l'm also hoping that this blog will become a great place for my students (and other Creatives) to find resources that will help them with not only the assignments that I am tasking them with, but also with their professional and personal projects.  

Finally, I will also use this little blog to share with you what is going on in my little studio and hopefully inspire you to follow a similar path - or not. Working in this creative industry is not always as simple as it may seem. The possibilities are endless and unfortunately, when we are new to this world, it can sometimes be tough to see through it all. I hope to be a useful resource in this.


Alesya Nesolenova is an illustrator located in Toronto. She amazes me with her linocut work which we can appreciate on her Facebook page

Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini


Photography taken from her Facebook page.

Photography taken from her Facebook page.

Photography taken from her Facebook page. 

Photography taken from her Facebook page. 

Photography taken from her Facebook page. 

Photography taken from her Facebook page.