Spruce Moose's brand new & exclusive collaboration as part of The Canadianist.
The Canadianist is a series of collectible letterpress prints designed by top Canadian illustrators.
ISSUE 3 • COZY ABODES ARE HOW CANADIANS SURVIVE
Whether sheltering from minus 40°C chills in the north, dodging black flies in the backcountry, or hiding from the grey and wet of the coasts, Canadians know the importance of a warm, dry place to call home.
In this issue of The Canadianist - a series of fine letterpress prints by our favourite illustrators north of the Forty-Ninth - we escape into some of the coziest spaces across the country.
Produced entirely in Canada, these prints are letterpressed into thick cover stock in two luscious inks and adorned with a hit of gold foil.
ISSUE 3 • MEET THE ILLUSTRATORS
with artist bios courtesy of Everlovin' Press
Drawing away in the fashion district of Toronto, Emily Taylor is an illustrator and surface pattern designer whose work is best known for its playful imagery and its modern-yet-nostalgic tone.
Aside from illustrating for her stationery company Cabin Journal, Emily puts pencil to paper for a wide variety of clients including Anthropologie, Figo Fabrics, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Christy Lundy is a commercial artist, currently based in Toronto. Her work utilizes a playful mixture of simplified forms, texture and a retro palette to create conceptual narratives, often capturing a moment in time.
Christy gained valuable experience working as a location designer in kids’ animation for a few years. Now she works as a freelance illustrator for various clients like NBC, The New York Times, Google, and Penguin Random House.
Tom Froese is an award winning illustrator, teacher, and speaker. He loves making images that make people happy. Tom has worked for brands and business all over the world, including Yahoo!, Airbnb, GQ France, and Abrams Publishing.
Tom Graduated from NSCAD with a B.Des (Honours) in 2009. Tom is a top teacher on Skillshare, where tens of thousands of students have learned his unique approaches to illustration. Tom lives in the Fraser Valley, BC with his wife and their two daughters, plus one cat and one hamster.
Tom is the co-creator of The Canadianist alongside Vincent of Everlovin' Press - we have a number of their incredible collaborations in the shop!
Benoit Tardif offers simple, effective, and colourful images. Often tinged with irony, his style is marked by an interest in silk screen and posters. Benoit works from traditional and digital techniques to build images that are designed to convey a specific and conceptual message.
Benoit lives and works in Montreal with his wife and son.
Having worked as an artist in New York and Toronto, German-born Hanna Barczyk is an editorial illustrator and painter. In her work, Barczyk explores the complex truths of the human experience.
An award winning illustrator, Hanna has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, and Communication Arts, among others. Her work appears regularly in The New Yorker and The New York Times; she has also worked with corporate clients such as Apple and Facebook.
Born and raised in Calgary, Ed now calls New York his home. His identity is heavily influenced by his Canadian childhood and being a first generation Filipino. His work is based on simple geometric shapes on an underlying grid, with an aim to create movement and energy in how these pieces fit together.
Ed is currently Creative Director of Commerce at The New York Times. He, his wife, and newborn son split their time between Brooklyn and Upstate New York.
VINCENT PEREZ • EVERLOVIN' PRESS
Based in Kingston, Ontario, Canada - at the plum-centre between the major metropoli of Toronto and Montréal - Everlovin’ Press is a designer, printer, and stationer of fine letterpress products. Its sole proprietor and pressman, Vincent Perez, cut his chops overseeing NSCAD University’s famed Dawson Printshop, a decades-old teaching print shop for the book arts and one of the largest collections of moveable type in the country. After his term at the Dawson, Vincent went on to found Everlovin’ Press as a boutique printing outfit specializing in readymade and custom work for an ever-growing audience of letterpress enthusiasts.