Davey Lieske

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Aka: Davey Gravy


Davey Gravy is a very talented artist from Calgary, Alberta.

In his final years at ACAD, he was introduced to cross-stitching. While he was looking for a new way of looking at things, he immediately immersed himself in the foreign practice of cross-stitching.

His background in graffiti and amazing letterform drawings quickly came through, and in turn, his rap-themed cross-stitch became something new and refreshing.

Mike Bayne


Wonderfully realistic paintings from Mike Bayne, more images after the jump

He does a great job on such a small scale, capturing the day-to-day and the mundane from across the continent. He has a show opening soon in NYC, have a look if you’re in the neighborhood. Check his site here, enjoy!

Mike Ellis


Some nice hand work from Toronto illustrator Mike Ellis. More after the jump.

Tessar Lo at Show & Tell Gallery


Indonesian-born, Toronto-raised Tessar Lo’s show ‘M A P S’ is up at Toronto’s Show & Tell Gallery from April 1st  to May 1st. Lo’s work has a mysterious, deep and colourful quality to it that explores where ‘dreams and reality meet’. 

More about Lo here. And for those insterested in checking it out, Show and Tell Gallery is located at 1161 Dundas St. West. Check out their site here.

Anthony Gerace


My good friend Anthony Gerace is one of the most unique young designers that I know. On top of his design work, he’s constantly creating these amazing collages and posters.

Check out his flickr stream to see more of his work, and if you’re ever in Toronto, drop by The Ossington (61 Ossington ave.), where Anthony DJ’s every other Saturday night.

Integral House


Designed by Shim Sutcliffe, this Toronto house was recently built for Dr. James Stewart, who made millions writing calculus textbooks.

The residence is located in Rosedale, and cost $24 million to build.

Via: the cool hunter



Congrats and thanks to Anneke, the winner of our Radiosack contest.

It’s an homage to Canadian listeners of CBC 1 and 2, a radio that simply features a switch to toggle between the two. Other features are hidden on the bottom of the device, including MP3 capabilities. More from Science & Sons here.



Hand-painted type from Toronto-based Andrew Kidder.

Wicked style with a consistently tight execution. He’s done a lot of work around Toronto, I’m sure you’ll recognize a couple.

Lots more on his blog.

I Wonder


Released just about a month ago, ‘I Wonder’ is Marian Bantjes’s latest book showcasing her gorgeous ornamental and graphic type studies.

Bantjes has been named by Sagmeister as ‘one of the most innovative typographers working today’, not that Sagmeister’s praise are needed, as her work’s quality speaks for itself. Take a look at more from ‘I Wonder’ on her site, and check out her other work below.

Darren Booth


Booth does both hand-lettering and illustration. Great stuff.

See more work on his site.