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Critters!

The original sign, on the left, is disappearing from Toronto parks.

The original sign, on the left, is disappearing from Toronto parks.

I love this old “Do Not Litter!” sign, once commonly seen around city parks in Toronto. I thought I’d have a go at redesigning it with my new style and incorporate my new, as of yet unnamed typeface. The squirrel in the new sign has obviously read the sign and isn’t making a mess.

 

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Cactus Pillows now in my Etsy Shop

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Putting my cactus themed patterns to work!

I love cactus! and the mischievous Cactus Wren! I perched some on the branches in my colorful cactus themed pattern, adorning this faux suede pillow slipcase.Visit my Etsy Shop for more photos and details.


Tin Can Love

Sweet Corn!

Sweet Corn with matching corn pattern in the background

I love drawing tin cans and I love drawing food. Here are a few tinned food labels I designed:

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An editorial illustration for a story about food distribution

Stacked tins from a series of illustrations I did for a food distribution editorial

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:

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Anchors Aweigh!

Something I worked on recently with rcboisjoli, available here.

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My Pet Store at SURTEX

ianphillipsillustration-wordpress-petsI am launching my new PET STORE COLLECTION at SURTEX, starts Sunday!

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Fancy at Bar Centrale

Fancy (top right) among the stars at Bar Centrale in New York

Fancy (top right) among the stars at Bar Centrale in New York

Fancy’s at SURTEX too! Come see Fancy and her brother and sister in booth 340!

Fancy’s at SURTEX too! Come see Fancy and her brother and sister in booth 340!


Pattern Pico de Orizaba

I was almost ready to give up on figuring out a way to keep the Pico de Orizaba, a volcano in Mexico, in some new floral pattern designs without it looking too out of place… Took a break and went and sat in the Bell Jar café and spotted the volcanoes in the mural across the street.

Took some pictures:

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BOOM! I like the pyramid-like steps up to the mouth of the volcano! I have always admired this mural, it’s titled “The Winds are Changing” and is by artist Andrew Schoultz.

What a difference a coffee-break can make!

After photographing the mural I went right back to my Pico de Orizaba patterns and decided to drop all the flowers and focus on the volcano itself. What eventually came out was a total surprise for me – I am very happy with these drawings.

Here’s a sneak preview. See the entire collection at SURTEX:

Besides the volcano, the series contains other emblems of Mexico like the Day of The Dead

The patterns contain other emblems of Mexico like Day of The Dead skulls

The pyramids of Mexico

The pyramids of Mexico

There are cacti on the Mexican flag

There are cacti on the Mexican flag

SURTEX runs Sunday the 19th through Tuesday, 9am to 6pm at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

 

You can see more of Andrew’s work here.


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