May 24, 2017
Calgary illustrator Kyle Metcalf has been churning out work for clients like Swerve, The Walrus and Alberta Venture who dig his retro comic-book style, which he says is influenced by childhood books and old cartoons from The New Yorker. “I’m inspired by cartoonists and illustrators from the ’40s through ’60s, like Ludwig Bemelmans and Saul Steinberg,” says Metcalf. In his spare time, Metcalf paints and plans to stage an art show later this year.
This article was originally published in the May 2017 issue of Applied Arts.
May 17, 2017
Detail of The Holy Mountain poster
Cinéma du Parc, a local indie theatre in Montreal that features classic and rare films, is introducing midnight screenings for the first time. In order to make its audiences aware of the event, the theatre turned to creative agency Les Évadés.
Art director Martin Dupuis wanted to showcase a personal view of the films in the lineup by combining two unusual characters from a scene.
May 16, 2017
Another two additions to the Canada 150 stamp set by Subplot Design and Canada Post have been released—for marriage equality in 2005, and for the completion of the Trans-Canada Highway in 1971. (See also: stamps one, two, and three.)
The marriage equality stamp was launched at The 519, a Toronto LGBTQ community centre, with the help of former politician Olivia Chow. The stamp recognizes that twelve years ago, when Canada passed the Civil Marriage Act, it became only the fourth country in the world to legalize marriage for all its people, no matter their sexual orientation.
May 15, 2017
Are you graduating from a creative arts program? Thinking about attending portfolio school? Looking for ways to hone your existing professional skills?
Join us at the 2017 Creative Futures Grad Show!
This one-night-only event is focused exclusively on graduate and certificate studies and professional development. It's designed for working creating professionals interested in acquiring new skills, and for students who are completing post-secondary studies in related programs and who want to further their education or get advice as they move into the job market.
May 10, 2017
Every year, the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC) organizes Double Vision, an exhibition that pairs image creators by random draw and challenges them to create portraits of one another.
This year sees 24 participants paired up, and their pieces will be judged at an opening night event on Wednesday, May 17 by a jury of five creative directors, art directors and graphic design specialists from different industries.
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