The Super Book for Superheroes

July 31, 2015Do it yourself (DIY), Storefront

Ah, being a superhero. Flying. Fighting crimes. Capes. And stretchy suits. If you’ve ever entertained the idea of being one (who hasn’t really…), give Jason Ford‘s The Super Book for Superheroes book a gander. Learn to draw villains, create superheroes and pair them up with a sidekick, fill out scenes with special superpowers, or colour in one of the pop out masks. Don’t worry, there’s a sticker sheet, too. We’ve coloured in this paper figure, and are still inspired by his look of sheer determination (it’s unreal).

The Super Book of Superheroes by Jason Ford. $20, available at both locations.

 

Rosehound x No Fun this July 26th Pedestrian Sunday!

July 27, 2015News & Events

This Sunday July 26th is an exciting one.

 

— Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market and to celebrate Kid Icarus will be hosting a pop-up shop in front of our 205 Augusta Ave. location.

From 12:00 – 5:30 on Sunday, July 26th we will be joined by Reilly Hodgson of No Fun Press and Megan Campagnolo of Rosehound Apparel.

Be sure to come by and check out their great collection of pins, patches, clothing and accessories!  Or just pop down to say Hi and enjoy the Pedestrian Sunday street festival!

Sunography Spotlight!

July 23, 2015Do it yourself (DIY), Storefront, Uncategorized


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Summertime means plenty of sunshine (and rain in equal measure, apparently. Oh, Toronto). You can either embrace it, hide from it in the shade, or slather on sunscreen and hope for the best. Alternatively, you could come by and pick up a Sunography kit and make art using nothing but sunlight. The results are similar to a cyanotype print (one of the earliest examples of photography), à la botanist Anna Atkin’s work.

Step one: Find an object that you’re keen on. Step two: place said object on the double-sided light sensitive paper. Step three: Find a sunny spot, and leave your object on the paper to bask for 1-15 minutes. The longer you leave it, the darker it’ll be. Step four: High five, you’ve got yourself a print.

 

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The Sunography kit includes 6 archival paper sheets. $20 at our Kensington location.

 

Pedestrian Sunday Pop-Up with Rosehound Apparel and No Fun Press

June 28, 2015Other Things Handmade, Storefront

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June 28th is Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market and to celebrate Kid Icarus will be hosting a pop-up shop in front of our 205 Augusta Ave. location.

From 12:00 – 5:30 on Sunday, July 26th we will be joined by Reilly Hodgson of No Fun Press and Megan Campagnolo of Rosehound Apparel.

Be sure to come by and check out their great collection of pins, patches, clothing and accessories!  Or just pop down to say Hi and enjoy the Pedestrian Sunday street festival!

Blue Rodeo + Deep Dark Woods Poster

August 13, 2014Band Posters, Event Posters, Poster Prints, Print Department

Hot of the press! New screen printed Blue Rodeo gig poster with special guests The Deep Dark Woods.

Catch the show this Friday, August 15th at the Molson Canadian Amphitheater. More show information can be found here: tour.bluerodeo.com

Poster design by Jud Haynes, 4 colours screen printed on 100lb cover stock.

Limited quantities are available for sale in our storefront for $35.00 (unframed) or $100.00 (framed) + HST

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Upcoming Event: Prints and Inks 2014

June 5, 2014News & Events

We are excited to be a part of this years Prints & Inks Event, presented by Spins & Needles, at Idea Space!

If you live or are visiting Ottawa during the weekend of June 20 – 22 defiantly check out this amazing event!

Visit the Prints and Inks FaceBook event page to see what great artist, designers, and printmakers will be a part of the festivities.

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Prints & Inks is a weekend-long show that will showcase the work of exciting Canadian talent in print, illustration and design, alongside a pop-up shop, hands-on print activities, and a late-night art party. Work by Spins & Needles Silkscreening 101 workshop alumni will be on display. Original, affordable artwork, limited edition prints, clothing and zines will be available for purchase.

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What: Prints & Inks 2014  presented by Spins & Needles
When: Friday, June 20, to Sunday, June 22, 2014
Opening Party: Friday, June 20 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Weekend Hours: Saturday, June 21 to Sunday, June 22: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: IdeaSpace (131 Bank St., Ottawa), (top floor)
Admission: Free
Curated by: Melanie Yugo, Spins & Needles Creative Director

Visit the Prints and Inks FaceBook event page to see what great artist, designers, and printmakers will be a part of the festivities!

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City and Colour’s Edmonton Show Poster

May 20, 2014Event Posters, Poster Prints, Print Department

To accompany City and Colour’s Canadian Tour, they teamed up with Newfoundland based designer Jud Haynes to create screen printed posters for 6 destinations of their tour.

Each poster is in a limited run and highlights the history of each city’s venue and NHL team.

We’ll be releasing the posters to coincide with the date of the gig, so keep your eyes peeled for more!

Tour info can be found here.

Edmonton, Rexall Place, 18″ x 24″, 4 colour screen printed on natural coverstock.

They are available at the venues on tour or a limited quantity posters will be available at our store priced at $35 unframed or $95 framed.

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55 Hi’s Alphabet Poster Series Now Available At Kid Icarus

May 12, 2014Art Prints for Sale, Storefront

55 Hi’s Alphabet posters are a great addition to kid and adult spaces alike.  Hand printed in NYC, Ross Moody collaborates with illustrators to create these amazing and fun loving prints. Each letter of the alphabet is paired with an illustration and accompanied by a fun fact you can use to impress your friends.

Screen printed by hand on thick coloured stock, each poster is hand numbered in an edition of 500. These prints are limited edition, so get them before they’re gone!

4 – 5 colours, 18″ x 24″. $60.00 unframed or $120.00 framed.

Available in the folowing themes: Dinosaurs and Fossils, Dog breeds, Space Exploration, Ocean – Under the Sea, & Circus – Under the Big Top!

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City and Colour’s Toronto show poster

May 9, 2014Event Posters, Poster Prints, Print Department

To accompany City and Colour’s Canadian Tour, they teamed up with Newfoundland based designer Jud Haynes to create screen printed posters for 6 destinations of their tour.

Each poster is in a limited run and highlights the history of each city’s venue and NHL team.

We’ll be releasing the posters to coincide with the date of the gig, so keep your eyes peeled for more!

Tour info can be found here.

Toronto, Air Canada Centre, 18″ x 24″, 4 colour screen printed on natural coverstock.

They are available at the venues on tour or a limited quantity posters will be available at our store priced at $35 unframed or $95 framed.

 

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