Tag Archives: Canada

friday blinks – 7/1/11

1 Jul

Here is a list of sites I’ve come across throughout the week that I think are worth sharing. I call it friday blinks:

Canadian Olympic Team Brand This is beautiful.
(via Evan Stremke/twitter)

Making of a Coca-Cola neon sign for Piccadilly Circus in 1954 This is awesome.
(via Mark Weaver/twitter)

Jake Strangel’s Dwell NYC Dash Makes me want to drive to NYC and take photos.
(via Taylor Pemberton/twitter)

Collecting vs. Curating by Frank Chimero Great read, very insightful.
(via Frank Chimero/twitter)

Running Alphabet Great project. Maybe I can get my runner friends to do this while I sit on the couch and track their coordinates.
(via Jessica Hische/twitter)

Jacqui Oakley

9 Jun


Jacqui Oakley is a Toronto, Canada-based illustrator who’s style is incredibly beautiful and colorful. She specializes in hand-lettering and portraiture and has a thing for patterns and textures. Her work has a wonderful personality and is quite unique and makes my eyes feel like they are on vacation on a tropical island. A lot of illustrators have moved on to using the computer almost exclusively, but not Jacqui. She says she “typically inks her work and paints with good old-fashioned oil or acrylic and elbow grease.” She does admit to occasionally doing the color (or colour) work digitally.

Jacqui recently worked with the designers from Poly for the album art for an Ontario-based band Two Crown King. The center piece of the album art is an absolutely stunning long-maned lion. Just. Plain. Amazing.

See more of Jacqui’s work on dribbble. Thanks for the inspiration!

(via Evan Stremke/twitter)

Darren Booth

30 Mar

Darren Booth is an illustrator and typographer based in Ontario, Canada. His unique style incorporates hand lettering, illustration, collage, and painting. Seeing that his work is so unusual (in a good way), he is able to freelance full time and work with some really big-time clients like AOL, Coca-Cola, ESPN, Herman Miller, The New York Times, Sony Music, and Target. Some of his latest work, hand lettering for country legend Willie Nelson’s newest album Here We Go Again, features great subdued colors and a individuality that you don’t see every day.

I also love the fact that he shares his work space on his website. I think you can tell a lot about a person based on their work space. In Darren’s case, it appears that he just cleaned his office, took a few photos, and acts like he keeps his studio very tidy. LIES!

Great stuff, Darren. Keep it up!