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Spectra of the Stars and Nebulae

The newest print in Kid Icarus’ multi-colour series, “Spectra of the Stars and Nebulae.” In the mid 1800s, physicist Gustav Kirchhoff & chemist Robert Bunsen established a link between chemical elements & their unique spectral patterns. Spectroscopy, the study of the interaction between matter & electromagnetic radiation, significantly advanced the understanding of stellar diversity & laid the foundation for modern astrophysics.

Designed & hand-printed by Kid Icarus in our Toronto studio. Measures 12 x 16 inches. 4 colour screen print. Printed on natural paper.

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New DIY books

How to build a Bike & Shed

Two new books How to Build a Bike in a Weekend by Alan Anderson & How to Build a Shed by Sally Coulthard. These simple guide books walk you through the process, from working out what you need, creating the specification, sourcing parts, to enjoying your own creation!

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We are Hiring!

UPDATE: Submissions are now closed

Kid Icarus is looking for 2 new retail associates to join our team. Please read the details below and choose part time or full-time in the form below. You can attach a resume at the bottom of the form.

Retail Associate

We are looking for a polite person with a friendly personality, good communication skills and some knowledge or experience in the maker, art, or craft scene.

As a retail sales associate you will need to quickly learn the specifics of stocked items in store, be attentive to customer needs, including helpful knowledge of the Kensington Market area.

Pay rate is between $16-$18.00 depending on your skill set and experience.

We are looking to fill:
– A part-time position with 12 – 18 hours per week. Weekends are mandatory.
– A full-time position with 30 – 35 hours per week. Weekends are mandatory.

Main tasks:
– Answering customer questions in person or on the phone.
– Handling sales transactions through a POS system.
– Restocking the sales floor.
– Maintaining a clean and appealing retail environment.

Full time additional tasks
– Must have cash handling experience.
– Monitoring email account and answering questions.
– Fulfilling online orders.
– Managing product levels and publishing new products.

Physical demands:
– Standing for long periods of time.
– Climbing stairs, kneeling, walking quickly.
– Hearing and speaking.
– Seeing close at small details and at a distance as well.
– Reading, writing, typing.
– Lifting and carrying up to 15kg.
– We are currently wearing masks in the store to minimize staff downtime.

Please fill out the details below



    Phone Number (required)

    How many hours of work are you interested in? Note: Weekend hours are required.

    Full TimePart TimeAnything


    The questions below will help us determine your eligibility for a position at Kid Icarus.

    Screen Printing experience?

    YesNoI've tried it

    Retail experience?


    Cash Handling?


    Adobe Photoshop experience?

    EverydayWeeklyA couple times a monthNo Experience

    Adobe Illustrator experience?
    EverydayWeeklyA couple times a monthNo Experience
    Experience with Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers, Google Sheets or another spreadsheet program?
    YesNoA little

    Experience maintaining a blog and using pluggins?

    YesNoA little


    If you have an online resume, portfolio, or personal website you would like to share, please include it below:

    If you didn't provide a link to your resume above, you can attach it here.

    Only PDF files up to 10mb are acceptable. If your file is larger than 10mb, please use a free file sending service like WeTransfer.

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    Gift Guide: Otherworldly and Celestial

    A few of our otherworldly and celestial gifts include pins and notepads from local Fabled Collective. Montreal’s Baltic Club has a perfectly sized notebook collection. Check out The Constellations notebook. If you are looking for a notebook in a diary/calendar format, the Perpetual Disappointments Diary by Nick Asbury is one of our top sellers. With quotes like ” If at first you don’t succeed, get use to it”, and “Burn that bridge when you come to it” … you can see why it tops the list. Pick up a few colourful pens from LePen to compliment those books. Last on the list is Cat Gurus tarot cards. Let the world’s most celebrated felines guide you with advice on relationships, work, and life.