Kid Icarus is a screen print studio and retail shop located within Toronto’s eclectic Kensington Market.
Dedicated to finding the best in independent contemporary craft, with a focus on paper products, Kid Icarus takes pride in representing locally made items with the highest quality standards. The store’s search will occasionally step out of this boundary for the sake of good design, clever sense, and thought-out detail. Kid Icarus is also an accomplished screen print shop, providing services in an open environment where customers can watch the process unfold before their eyes.
The store is full of Canadian handmade goods from Vancouver to Halifax, and everything in between, with the majority of products coming from the neigbourhoods that make up the Greater Toronto Area. The pursuit for products printed in antiquated or traditional methods also brings in Letterpress cards from a few places in the United States as well.
Along side the carefully curated selection of handmade items is Kid Icarus’ own line of greeting cards, gift wrap and original hand printed items. Each piece is designed and printed with quality in mind, resulting in a unique style that fits the aesthetic of the shop and appeals to a variety of customers.
THE PRINT DEPARTMENT
Formerly Studio Number Nineteen, The Kid Icarus Print Department is the home of master screenprinter Michael Viglione, who has has been churning out posters and art prints since 1999. Aside from printing flatstock, a variety of other materials have been seen leaving the studio such as skateboards, wood boxes, and even metal beer towers. Don’t let the guerrilla mentality fool you, working side-by-side with local artists and indie bands, Kid Icarus has also printed for big names such as Labatts, Red Bull, and Sobe.
Our commitment to the environment
Reduce Carbon Footprint
Our site is hosted by Web Hosting Canada and powered by 100% renewable energy. Their servers use sustainable hydroelectric energy.
Our next step is to move to a renewable energy provider to further reduce our carbon footprint.
In 2007 we tried to switch to biodegradable plastic sleeves for our paper products. It turned out to be a nightmare. But that was way back then. As of 2019 we have switched to PLA (plant based) sleeves that break down over time and will reduce our impact on the planet.
We use FSC pulp paper, 100% cotton paper, and 100% recycled board in our screen printing production.