Nicholas DiGenova is a Toronto-based illustrator who attended OCAD for Sculpture and now shows internationally. He’s definitely one of my absolute favorite illustrators. His work is phenomenal.
I was fortunate enough to catch his show a couple months ago at the Narwhal gallery on Queen West. All the pieces were fairly small and really dark (literally). Big fan!
It’s a micro-documentary coming out soon about Windsor (by Eric Boucher) and how everyone’s doing these days after the automotive market exploded…
Classic style from our very own London, Ontario. He explains his work as, “at the meeting point between portraiture and caricature” (pretty accurate in my opinion). Super smooth line-work, definitely worth a look.
An incredibly smart reinvention of wall outlets by this Vancouver industrial designer and architect. He’s streamlined these outlets in such a way that makes you wonder why on earth we ever used the old ones. Have a look at his website here. Also, an interesting interview with Ego Design here.
All the illustrators aren’t Canadian, but the money raised will be going to our underprivileged kids (in the form of free skateboards). The tour started in Van and finishes in Quebec. It’s in Toronto at Livestock on the 25-27th. More images after the jump…
some amazing artwork by canadian born artist chris dorosz.
“Out of material discovery I began to regard the primacy of the paint drop, a form that takes shape not from a brush or any human-made implement or gesture, but purely from its own viscosity and the air it falls through, as analogous to the building blocks that make up the human body (DNA) or even its mimetic representation (the pixel).”