I’m really putting my little half-pint milk bottle illustrations to work! These vintage-feeling hand-sewn tea towels, spelling out MILK three times are now available in my Etsy shop. I photographed these on a little outing to Guildwood Park in Toronto.
Category Archives: Packaging
I’ve always loved old milk bottles, have a few lying around my studio. It was about time I drew some! A few posts back I showed the milk bottle art I created for rcboisjoli’s cheese platter, and now I have released my own milk bottle print – in shiny reflective silver! and a very deep dark blue ink (almost black!). Looks nice in this old barn board frame, no? More milk bottle themed work to come! Stay tuned.
Visit my Etsy Store for more photos.
Matthew Barber releases
At the Dakota Tavern
249 Ossington Avenue
Tuesday June 3rd at 7:00 pm
Get your tickets here
$15 at the door
Looking for inspiration for an album cover, Matthew Barber was looking at my nurse romance post on my blog and gave me a call.
This past January he recorded a number of songs about love for a new album and thought it might be fun to have a cover that celebrated the vintage romance genre.
I have to thank my friend Katherine in Melbourne for the vintage romance comics that she sent me a while back… They came in very handy as reference material when drawing all the embracing couples that appear throughout the CD packaging. I filled up almost an entire fifty-page sketchbook of drawings and finally selected seven favourites to appear throughout the packaging.
I love drawing tin cans and I love drawing food. Here are a few tinned food labels I designed:
My much coveted metallic silver tin can silk screen print shines just as bright as the real thing and it won’t clutter up your entire kitchen. Available from my Etsy shop:
One of A Kind starts today!
Another collaboration between myself and rcboisjoli! These silk-screened beer label inspired decals decorate beautiful rcboisjoli porcelain bottles and are available at The One of a Kind Show, November 28th to December 8th, at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place.
Come visit booth i23!
If there are any left, I will bring some to the NOOK Sock it to ’Em Holiday Sale!
Designed this album cover for Steven Taetz. Photography is by Matt Barnes.
This was a nice project to work on and it was a pleasure working with Steven. It’s a very exciting direction he’s taking with his work and I congratulate him!
The CD launch party is Wednesday Sept 25th, 7–9pm, at The Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington, just north of Dundas St.
You can see and hear Steven perform some of the music appearing on this album here.
More details at the Facebook event page.