Category Archives: Canada

Through Half-Deserted Streets

Montreal-based comic book artist and illustrator Julian Peters has created a terrific graphic version of T.S. Eliot’s classic poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”. Here’s a sample, but you can see the rest in its entirety on Peters’ … Continue reading

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Driving While Black

Between 1936 and 1966, an unconventional travel guidebook series was published specifically for African-American motorists. The Negro Travelers’ Green Book was sadly necessary to provide Black motorists and travelers with scrupulously accurate information on accommodations, restaurants and auto services during … Continue reading

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Comics In Transit

The Vancouver-based non-profit comics collective Cloudscape Comics is behind a very clever project called “Comics In Transit”. They’ve commission single-page poster sized comics from twenty Canadian comic artists to be displayed on bus shelters around Vancouver, BC. Each work documents … Continue reading

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Stories Told In Wood

Some of us are well and truly over the artisanal everything movement. If that includes you, please enjoy this hilarious little gem from Vancouver, BC.

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Not so secret, but worth a look anyway

Love Home Swap, a popular home exchange website, analyzed more than 700,000 travel tips from 70,000 site members to create a list of travel recommendations. here’s the result in their “Top 150 Secret Destinations” infographic. Maybe not so secret, but … Continue reading

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Underground Art

Montreal-based Canadian photographer Christopher Forsyth has been capturing the abstract beauty of his city’s underground system in a series of stunning images titled “Metro Exploration”. He has been sharing the process on Instagram over time using the hashtag #mtlmetroproject. Since … Continue reading

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Independent Bookstore Day ! (yeah)

Tomorrow more than 400 independent bookstores across North America will participate in the first annual, continent-wide, Independent Bookstore Day. Indie shops will host hundreds of author appearances, readings, parties, giveaways, special literary events, and 16 exclusive books and art pieces for … Continue reading

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Fantastic Cities

It seems that adult coloring books (no, not that kind) are a thing now. They’re even topping Amazon’s bestseller list. Ontario Canada-based artist Steve McDonald has created a timely coloring book for grown-ups called Fantastic Cities. The highly detailed architectural … Continue reading

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It’s In the Bag

Musician and writer Nick Cave just released a new book that provides a visual chronicle of a 22-city 2014 North American tour. The Sick Bag Song is an absorbing collection of poetry, lyrics, drawings, doodles, and ideas all captured on … Continue reading

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Love Letter To Libraries

Canadian artist/tour guide/urban geographer Daniel Rotsztain has been devotedly visiting every branch in the extensive Toronto Public Library system and documenting the project with wonderful, whimsical drawings of each branch. With 102 individual libraries to visit, it’s a big project. … Continue reading

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