POLARIS – PUP & DOMINIQUE FILS AIME

September 12, 2019Band Posters, Posters

Polaris Music Prize honours Canadian musicians & artists from around the country.
The event is this Monday, September 16th at the Polaris Gala.
Keep a lookout cause we will be featuring a new performer everyday
leading up to the day of the event!

Today’s Feature:
Band: PUP & DOMINIQUE FILS AIME
Artwork By: KATIE HICKS  & SARAH PENINA

PUP is a Canadian punk rock band formed in Toronto, Ontario in 2010, originally under
the name Topanga. PUP’s self-titled debut album was released on October 8, 2013.
The bands members consists of Stefan Babcock, Nestor Chumak, Zack Mykula, and Steve Sladkowski.
They have 3 albums PUP (2013), The Dream Is Over (2016), and Morbid Stuff (2019)

Katie Hicks Toronto illustrator interested in cartoons and skeletons and cartoon skeletons.
Katie likes telling stories and drawing colourful pictures to accompany them.

DOMINIQUE FILS-AIMÉ is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Montreal, Quebec. In 2018 she released her 1st album titled ’Nameless’ focusing on the history of African-American music. It was followed up with her 2019 album ‘Stay Tuned!’ Which explores jazz music. She is inspired by soul icons from the 40s and 60’s.

Sarah Penina is located in Montreal, Canada. Sarah paints, draws, produce digital illustrations and dabbles in personal zines. Her work re-visits the aesthetics that surrounded her in childhood, especially the stylized hyper-femininity of 1980s-1990s children’s toys and media. Bringing these inspirations into the present as a way to delight and soothe herself and others. Thematically Sarah’s work touches on nostalgia, memory, and escapism.



Mad Ones Gallery

August 15, 2019Art Prints, Print Department

Printed these bad boys for the Mad Ones Gallery: Prints and Posters Opening Event!

Stop by the show this Friday, August 16th for some beautiful art.
Event is at 1183 Dundas Street West from 7pm-11pm.

Print info is below.


4 colour Print on Natural Coverstock.
18″ x 24″  – $35 each

Halo Brewery

August 9, 2019Art Prints, Print Department

Printed these beauties for HALO Brewery, Labels done by Underline Studio.
All 4 prints are 18″ x 24″ and are done on 100lb Coverstock White
For more details check below:

Magic Missile – Dry Hopped Pale Ale – 6 colours
Tokyo Rose – Brett Saison with Rose Hips – 4 colours

Shapeshifter – Sour IPA – 3 colours
New Wave – IPA – 7 colours

Pedestrian Sunday 2019

June 26, 2019Art Prints

This Years second Pedestrian Sunday is fast approaching.
For those who don’t know every last Sunday of every month Kensington Market rallys together to support local businesses!
The area is teaming with local art, food vendors and performances!
Come join Kid Icarus Sunday June 30th to see our guest feature artist
Sparkle Collective and Ellingwood Soap Company.
Drop by anytime between 12pm – 5:30pm for some fanatics local merch.

Sparkle Collective is based in Toronto, Canada.
Fuelled by donuts, and inspired by cats.
Add to your pin/patch collection!

Ellingwood Soap Company is a run by Micheal & Anna, a husband
and wife team out of Hamilton ON, that make all natural soap,
candles and body care products.
Their merchandise can be found in shops all over Canada.
All of their products have natural ingredients which makes
it perfect for those with delicate skin!

Broken Social Scene

May 27, 2019Art Prints

Check out the new Broken Social Scene’s album artwork.
Had the pleasure of printing these CMYK screen printed posters for the tour,
If you missed the event on April 25th no worries we have extras!

Purchase Here

Pedestrian Sunday

May 22, 2019Art Prints

Come and mingle this Sunday for Kensington’s first 2019 Pedestrian Sunday!
Awesome food, local vendors, and merch!
There will be a new local artist at our storefront every Pedestrian Sunday.
This months artist is Fabled Creative. Click here to view our Artist Q&A

Worker Bee Supply X Ian Phillips

April 10, 2019Art Prints

Check out this beautiful collaboration between Worker Bee Supply & Ian Phillips!
This print combines Ian Phillips lovely imagery with an inspirational quote from Confucius.
Titled ‘Do Not Stop’ this 2 colour screen print sells for $40.
Check out the video here

THE MESSAGE
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop is a quote by Confucius,
a Chinese teacher, editor, and philosopher.
When it comes to goals, it’s not always necessary to put pressure on yourself to work quickly
or even have a specific goal at all. Give yourself permission to proceed at a pace that suits you best,
but remember to persevere when something unexpected gets in the way.

THE ARTIST
Ian Phillips is a Toronto-based illustrator whose work embodies a mix of contemporary and by-gone styles.
Ian depicts scenes in a playful aesthetic, with unexpected shapes creating joyful characters
with fuzzy textures and speckled half tones, reminiscent of old comic books and mid-century posters.
With a background in publishing, Ian has been fortunate to wear many hats in his career.

Polaris Heritage Prize

March 19, 2019Band Posters

The Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize honours Canadian albums
of the past from four distinct time periods: 1960-75, 1976-85, 1986-95 and 1996-05.
Like the Polaris Music Prize, winners and nominees for the Heritage Prize are albums
of the artistic distinction, without regards to sales or affiliations.
Click HERE to purchase online.

2018 Heritage Prize Winners:
1960 – 1975
Jean-Pierre Ferland – Jaune
Neil Young – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

1976-1985
Bruce Cockburn – Stealing Fire
Rush – 2112

1986-1995
Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill
Dream Warriors – And Now the Legacy Begins

1996-2005
Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It In People
Kid Koala – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Check out below for info on the poster designers/artists.



Jean Pierre Ferland is a French Canadian singer from Montreal, Quebec.
He began his career as an accountant with Radio-Canada before learning guitar and writing his first songs in 1959.
In 1996 he was made Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition for his 30 albums and over 450 songs.
His Critically acclaimed album ‘Jaune’ was released in 1970 and is considered a Quebec/Canadian classic.

As a child, Estee Preda was read Hans Christian Andersen and
Brothers Grimm fairy tales every night by her mother who escaped the iron curtain.
She lived across the hall from her grand-mother who was prone to night terrors.
She would watch out the window from her Québec city home as one season would slowly turn into another.
The world that her art exists in lies somewhere between those ephemeral seasons, night terrors and folk tales.

Neil Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician that has been creating music since the 60’s.
He was in bands Buffalo Springfield, Cosby Stills & Nash, and Crazy Horse before going solo.
Along with his signature voice Young also played guitar, piano, and harmonica.
In the album ‘Everybody Knows This is Nowhere’ Young experimented with a rawer voice and
many of the songs were written in a single day during a fever.
Even still the album went platinum.

Gracia Lam is an illustrator born in Hong Kong and raised in Toronto.
Her work aims to reinvent everyday objects and mundane environments.


Bruce Cockburn is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Many of his songs touch on political or environmental issues as well as human rights.
He has made more than 33 albums spanning over 40 years.
Before going Solo Cockburn was in numerous bands such as
The Esquires, The Flying Circus, Olivus, and 3’s a Crowd.
He made his first solo album in 1970. His single “If I Had a Rocket Launcher”
from his ‘Stealing Fire’ album became a hit on US charts.

Paige Bowman is an illustrator born in Victoria, BC and based in Vancouver.
She has studied illustration at both Emily Carr University of Art & Design and Sheridan College.
She loves dogs, wine, family, hip hop, and indian food after 2am.

“Rush burst out of Canada in the early 1970s with one of the most powerful and bombastic sounds of the decade.
Their 1976 magnum opus 2112 represents progressive rock at its grandiose heights,
but just a half decade later they had the guts to put epic songs aside in favor of shorter (but no less dynamic)
tunes like “Tom Sawyer and “The Spirit of Radio” that remain in constant rotation on radio to this day.
Absolutely uncompromising in every conceivable way, the trio has spent the last 40 years cultivating
the largest cult fan base in rock while still managing to sell out arenas around the globe.”

“Art/drawings, stuff like that.”
Jamiyla Lowe was born in Montreal, Quebec and attended Ontario College of Art and Design’s


Alanis Morissette began her career in Canada in the early 1990s.
In 1995 she released her most acclaimed album, Jagged Little Pill. She had 8 albums in total.
With sounds of aggressive pop/rock and grunge this album won 5 Grammy Awards and
quickly topped the charts world wide. 

Jenn Woodall is an award-winning illustrator and comics creator who dwells in Toronto, Ontario.
She has a Bachelor of Design from OCADU in Illustration as well as a BDes in Fashion Design.
She self-publishes her own comics and also has her work distributed and published through Silver Sprocket.

Dream Warriors is a Toronto based Hip Hop Duo with artist King Lou (Louis Robinson) and Capital Q (Frank Allert).
They were formed in 1988 with their first collaborated single “Can’t Repress the Cause” release in 1990.
Their jazz influenced hip hop album ‘And Now the Legacy Begins’ dropped in 1991 and
was critically acclaimed in Canada and the UK.

“Pencil on Paper and Digital Colour”
Jesse DeNobrega is near Toronto, Canada.
Works in comics, printmaking, painting, animation, music, and video games.


Broken Social Scene is a musical collective that fluctuates between 6 to 9 members.
It was originally formed by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning.
It is an experimental musical project with many famous Toronto artist,
with past members from bands like Metric, Feist, Stars Jason Collett to name a few.
The collaboration often creates unique sounds like in their popular album ‘You Forgot The People.’

Cameron McKague – “I’m an independent graphic designer and art director with over a decade of experience.
Most recently, I was Senior Designer at Toronto’s Underline Studio for 4+ years and
worked at House of Radon in Stockholm, Sweden and Free Agency Creative in Vancouver, Canada.
I currently live and work in Toronto, Canada.”

“Kid Koala is a world-renowned scratch DJ, music producer, film composer,
video game composer and award winning graphic novelist.
He has released six solo albums, the most recent being Music To Draw To: IO featuring Trixie Whitley.
He has also released two graphic novels: Nufonia Must Fall and Space Cadet.
He has also been involved in collaborations such as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and The Slew.”

Raz Latif is a freelance illustrator, designer and artist living in Toronto.
His work focuses on editorial, book, marketing, and advertising illustrations.
He enjoys painting, working on murals, and interesting projects!
Bachelor of Design, Illustration, OCAD University.

Polaris Heritage Winners 1996-2005

March 18, 2019Band Posters

The Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize honours Canadian albums
of the past from four distinct time periods: 1960-75, 1976-85, 1986-95 and 1996-05.
Like the Polaris Music Prize, winners and nominees for the Heritage Prize are albums
of the artistic distinction, without regards to sales or affiliations.

The 2018 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize poster reveal and pop-up will be
held at The Drake Hotel Underground March 19th, 5pm – 8pm

Polaris Heritage Winners for 1996-2005:

Broken Social Scene– You Forgot It In People
Poster Designed by Cameron McKague

Kid Koala– Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Poster Designed by Raz Latif

Check out below for more info on the musicians and poster artists.

Broken Social Scene is a musical collective that fluctuates between 6 to 9 members.
It was originally formed by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning.
It is an experimental musical project with many famous Toronto artist,
with past members from bands like Metric, Feist, Stars Jason Collett to name a few.
The collaboration often creates unique sounds like in their popular album ‘You Forgot The People.’

Cameron McKague – “I’m an independent graphic designer and art director with over a decade of experience.
Most recently, I was Senior Designer at Toronto’s Underline Studio for 4+ years and
worked at House of Radon in Stockholm, Sweden and Free Agency Creative in Vancouver, Canada.
I currently live and work in Toronto, Canada.”

“Kid Koala is a world-renowned scratch DJ, music producer, film composer,
video game composer and award winning graphic novelist.
He has released six solo albums, the most recent being Music To Draw To: IO featuring Trixie Whitley.
He has also released two graphic novels: Nufonia Must Fall and Space Cadet.
He has also been involved in collaborations such as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and The Slew.”

Raz Latif is a freelance illustrator, designer and artist living in Toronto.
His work focuses on editorial, book, marketing, and advertising illustrations.
He enjoys painting, working on murals, and interesting projects!
Bachelor of Design, Illustration, OCAD University.