Category Archives: Canada

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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Light on Art

The splendid Canadian city of Quebec is a gem of a travel destination that’s too often overlooked by visitors from the rest of North America, especially during the long, cold, snowy winters. But a new tourism initiative featuring colorful outdoor … Continue reading

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Canadian Secrets

Recently photos of the newest variant of the official Canadian passport have been popping up around the web. The colorful documents incorporate optical variable ink that only reveals hidden features under UV light. Hopefully, U.S. passport designers will take note. … Continue reading

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Take a kid to a bookstore (please)

Tomorrow is the Fifth Annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day. More than 750 bookshops in all of the 50 U.S. States, plus bookstores in 7 Canadian Provinces, Germany, the UK and Australia, will be hosting special events to … Continue reading

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Oh Brothers Where Art Thou

I was chuffed to be in Vancouver for the official unveiling of Brazilian street art duo Os Gemeos’ first Canadian and largest ever work. The enormous project for the 2014 Vancouver Biennale transformed six boring cement silos on Granville Island … Continue reading

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On Tour

Lufthansa recently commissioned fourteen illustrators from around the world to capture the spirit and verve of specific destinations on their flight routes. For the “Passengers on Tour” campaign, each artist was required to use the format of the Wimmelbild , … Continue reading

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But What’s Second Best

You may not know the primary language spoken in a country that you’re visiting, but maybe you have a working knowledge of the most important second language spoken. Movehub has created this fascinating infographic highlighting the second most common language … Continue reading

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One City in Five Hours

I was looking for city maps for an upcoming Canada trip when I stumbled across a witty and entertaining series of hand-drawn maps with mini-guides. Each of the two dozen or so “One City, Five Hours” guides was illustrated by … Continue reading

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