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Back to School pt2

Are you ready for the school season?
Don’t worry Kid Icarus has got you covered!

We have a variety of pens, notebooks, journals, agendas & coffee mugs
prices are listed below.

Extraordinary Objects Notebook 3 pack – $22, Gelly Roll Pens – $3 each,
Hinkleville Mug Green Handle – $40, Two Minute Mornings Journal – $25


Art of Instruction Notebook 3 pack – $22, The Feminist Agenda 2019 – $28,
Rcboisjoli Copper Shoes Mug – $28

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Looking for a project to share with friends and family this season?
Take a look at our DIY crafty kits!
Prices are listed below,

Yellow Owl Workshop Carve-a-Stamp Kit – $38, Speedball Lino Cutter Handle,
Speedball Block Printing Ink – $6.50, YOW Easy Indigo Textile Kit – $35,
YOW Carve-a-Stamp Pad – $11, Soft Rubber Brayer – $16, YOW Emoji Stamp Kit – $25

Yellow Owl Workshop Alphabet Rubber Stamp Kit – $25,
Diana Watters Pink Flamingos Cross Stitch – $36,
Kiriki Press Embroidered Chipmunk Doll Kit – $20

Kitchen Lithography: Hand Printing at Home Book – $32, Heirloom Wood Carving Book – $31
Mindfulness: Origami Set, 60 pages – $20, Making Books Guide – $52

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Fantastic Cities x 1000 Dot-to-Dot

Hot town, summer in the city. As we ride out these last days of an Indian summer, why not mull over Torontonian Steve McDonald‘s ardently detailed colouring book, Fantastic Cities? Wildly accurate, and sure to take your mind off this heat. Or give Melbourne, Australia’s Thomas Pavitte‘s 1000 Dot-To-Dot Cities a try. Connect the dots and pretend you’re on vacation visiting one of the 2o landmarks found in the book. Whatever it takes to make this summer never-ending, right? Sigh.


c3  Fantastic Cities by Steve McDonald, 1000 Dot-To-Dot Cities by Thomas Pavitte -$22 each and both available at our Parkdale and Kensington locations.



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Holiday Gift Ideas…For the Craft Lover!

We’ve got loads of super fun and creative gift ideas – sure to please the crafty person in your life!


The Tattoo Coloring Book – $20.00
Tattoo artist Megamunden shares some of his traditional designs in this colouring book.

Secret Garden Coloring Book – $20.00
An inky treasure hunt colouring book! With lots of tiny details, and hidden surprises.

Draw Paint Print Like the Great Artists – $27.00
A fun activity book that explores the techniques and styles of over 30 great artists.

World of Geekcraft – $25.00
This book contains 25 geeky themed crafting projects! Includes a variety of techniques such as cross-stitching, sewing, beading, and more.

DIY Board Games – $38.00
Includes 5 different classic games to make. Colour in game pieces to your liking, also includes tons of stickers to create your very own one of a kind board game.

The Button Factory and Indie Rock Button Factory – $24.00
Each kit includes materials to create 25 fabric covered buttons.

Making an Impression – $27.00
Illustrator Geninne Zlatkis shares 20 cool projects with a focus on print making with stamps.

Uppercase and Lowercase Stamp kits – $15 – from Apricot Morning


Modern Paper Crafts – $30.00
Margaret Van Sicklen uses her traditional origami skills to help you create 20 modern paper related projects. Some of the projects include making boxes, ornaments, and wall art.





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Light Summer Reading List

Check out these great activity based books! Perfect for lazy summer afternoons, great for all ages!

  • Printing by hand – A modern guide to printing with handmade stamps, stencils, and silk screens by Lena Corwin
  • Handmade Weddings – More than 50 crafts to style and personalize your big day! by E & S Moyle and S Faust
  • Sign Painters by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon, foreword by Ed Ruscha
  • Mastering the Art of Embroidery – Tutorials, techniques, and modern applications by Sophie Long
  • Put Your Stamp On It – 20 adorable projects plus instructions for hand-carving beautiful stamps by Meagan Lewis
  • The Little Book of Hand Lettering by Emily Gregory
  • Stitched Gifts – 25 sweet and simple embroidery projects for every occasion by Jessica Marquez
  • Little Paper Planes – 20 artists reinvent the childhood classic by Kelly Lynn Jones
  • Let’s Make Some Great Art! by Marion Deuchars
  • Let’s Make Some Great Fingerprint Art! by Marion Deuchars
  • Making an Impression – Designing & creating artful stamps by Geninne D. Zlatkis




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The Art of Hand Lettering

Sign Painters and Little Book of Lettering at Kid Icarus

New in the shop, some great books celebrating the art of hand-lettering.

Sign Painters and Little Book of Lettering at Kid Icarus

Faythe Levine’s Sign Painters: What a Disappearing Art Teaches Us About Creative Purpose and Process, is the companion to her documentary of the same name, and considers the increased cultural value of the processes and practice of hand-painted communication in the the face of the craft’s decline.

Sign Painters $29.00


Sign Painters and Little Book of Lettering at Kid Icarus

Emily Gregory’s Little Book of Lettering is a tidy little volume showcasing the work of dozens of artists and designers. From digitally-drawn to hand-drawn and illustrated lettering, this book will inspire you to step away from the old font library and put your cursive chops to the test.

Little Book of Lettering $29.00