The restaurant at the Whitney Museum, ‘Untitled’, had chalk walls that were desperately in need of revamping. Together with chef Chris Bradley, who runs the place, a plan was conceived around the idea of empty frames that echoed the ‘untitled’ theme…works of art without names…beautiful frames without works of art in them….
There’s a great butcher in Harlem – all of their meat is sourced from small farms in the state of NY and raised in an ethical manner. Their walls were somewhat bare, so I suggested adding some chalkboards!
New business cards designed for relocating to New York. A layout was first created in black ink on cotton paper. The original was sent to the engraver in London, England – Smythson of Bond Street created a hand-engraved copper plate from the original draft. The finished product is stunning; an oversized card (10cm x 6.5cm) with gold ink on 700gsm Nile blue stock, with hand-rounded corners and 23kt gold hand-gilded edges.
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto held a contest this year, for artists to design their poster. Pen and Ink on handmade (in Montreal) Paper, sealing wax.
A goodbye letter, commissioned by Jonny’s Antiques Ltd. Pen and ink on French laid paper, sealing wax.
Special commission for the cover of this weekend’s Globe T.O. section.
Chalk commission for a local advertising firm:
A new cafe opening up on Queen Street West, Toronto. Here’s a pic of the huge wall mural, just completed.
Artwork for a new location of Starbucks – to be enlarged and printed onto canvas banners.