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    Nov 2012

    Tin Can Forest

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    Tin Can Forest is made up of Toronto based animation and illustration duo, Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek. Their work is heavily influenced by folklore and has a very ethereal quality to it. In 2006 they presented their 5-and-a-half animation, Montrose Avenue, to international festivals including the Ottawa Animation Festival, and The Tokyo International Film Festival. They have also produced three stunning art books, POHADKY, BABA YAGA and the WOLF, and WAX CROSS, the latter two are available to buy from the Tin Can Forest website. Their work is rich in detail and vigour, with beautiful etching-esque brush marks, and muted autumn tones. The best place to see more of their work is on the Tin Can Forest blog.

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    Nov 2012

    Fashion Fridays ~ Kavel Rafferty

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    Kavel is from England and now lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. Her work is created using a mish-mash of techniques such as drawing, paint, print and even found imagery. It all comes together in a retro-extravaganza, with luscious typography thrown into the mix.

    Kavel’s clients include Topshop, Paperchase, Selfridges and The Times. See more on her website.

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    Nov 2012

    Mathieu Beaulieu

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    Mathieu’s work is full of zany characters, perfect line work and punchy colours. He studied animation at degree level, and then later worked in the video game industry, on animated series and advertising. Mathieu has also contributed to 100% Recycled Paper, an Illustrator’s Lounge initiative which is a collaboration of several artists (which we hope to launch as soon as finances allow).

    An all-round professional, he’s a pleasure to work with. He now works freelance, so if you’d like to commission him or see more of his work, visit his website.

    Clients include Coca-Cola, Game Works and Télé-Québec.

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    Nov 2012

    Belinda Strong

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    Bee is from Melbourne, Australia. She’s a whiz at creating simple, bright, cute characters and patterns that find their way onto cushions, fabrics, greetings cards and more! Looking through her blog, you’ll find a master class in self-branding. It’s also evident that she lives and breathes this brand (baking cakes, making jam, gardening and collecting buttons). This is a good platform to sell her own products and it’s always reassuring to approach an illustrator whose style is consistent; that way you know what to expect.

    Visit the Little Beehive, Belinda’s website. 

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