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Cowboy Junkies 2024 – 2025 Tour

Canadian band Cowboy Junkies 2024 - 2025 tour poster celebrating their album such ferocious beauty, screen printed by Kid Icarus in their Toronto studio

Check out the poster we did for the Cowboy Junkies 2024 – 2025 Tour! Celebrating their 2023 album “Such Furious Beauty,” this poster is inspired by the moth found on its cover.

This is a 3 colour screen print, printed by Kid Icarus in our Toronto studio.

Size 18” x 24”

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Canadian Water Currents Notebooks

Kid Icarus Canadian Water Currents Line screen printed Notebooks, Notes and Mini Notes

The newest products in our Canadian Water Currents series feature two notebooks – “Notes” and “Mini Notes!” Designed with a vintage aesthetic and screen printed by Kid Icarus in our Toronto studio.

Our “Notes” measure at 5” x 7.25’’, while our “Mini Notes” measure at 3.25” x 4.5.’’ Both include 40 blank sheets of 100 lb text weight paper.

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Rare Specimens

Rare Specimens is a Hamilton-based jewellery brand. Using locally sourced raw rocks, minerals and gemstones, each pair is hand chiseled and hammered making unique to their own.

Shop all Rare Specimens HERE

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River & Sky Festival

Fisher’s Paradise, Ontario (northwest of North Bay) hosts the three-day River & Sky festival this weekend, which features a plethora of Canadian musicians (Shotgun Jimmie, Absolutely Free, Jennifer Castle, Homeshake…) and plenty of space to pitch a tent. We printed their gig poster this year, available at our Kensington location.

12″ x 18″ 5 colour screen print poster on 100lb natural cover stock ~ $22

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Polaris Music Prize 2014: Shad

For another year we had the pleasure of screen printing the Polaris Music Prize nominee posters which have been hand crafted by fellow Canadian illustrators and designers!

London, Ontario’s Shad has made it to the short list three times now, this year he has been nominated for his fourth album ‘Flying Colours’.

Paul Chin is an artist and musician (signed to Cosmonostro) who better to have designed Shad’s poster!

Available to buy here at Kid Icarus now, limited stock so act fast!
$35.00, 18″ x 24″ 5 colours on white coverstock.

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Polaris Music Prize 2014: Mac DeMarco

For another year we had the pleasure of screen printing the Polaris Music Prize nominee posters which have been hand crafted by fellow Canadian illustrators and designers!

BC born Vernor Winfield McBriare Smith IV or Mac DeMarco to you and me is nominated for his second and (critically acclaimed) album ‘Salad Days’ which was recorded in his Brooklyn bedroom.

Ontario’s own Melinda Josie created DeMarco’s rad leafy poster, we get a lovely mention on her blog thanks Melinda!

Available to buy here at Kid Icarus now, limited stock so act fast!
$35.00, 18″ x 24″ 5 colours on white coverstock.

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Polaris Music Prize 2014: Drake

For another year we had the pleasure of screen printing the Polaris Music Prize nominee posters which have been hand crafted by fellow Canadian illustrators and designers!

Here’s nominee, the boy, Drake!

Sandi Falconer (of Kid Icarus’ favourites Falcon Wright) created his poster, check it!

Available to buy here at Kid Icarus now! Only limited stock so be quick.
$35.00, 18″ x 24″ 3 colours on white coverstock.

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Polaris Music Prize 2014: Basia Bulat

We are very happy to inform you that for another year we had the great pleasure of screen-printing the posters for Polaris Music Prize!

Today’s Gala will reveal the winner of this years Polaris music prize, we’ll be running a series of blog posts for each of the nominees alongside their posters which have been hand crafted by fellow Canadian illustrators and designers!

Toronto local Basia Bulat was nominated back in 2008 and she’s back with a nomination for her 3rd album ‘Tall Tall Shadow’.

Fellow Toronto creative Caitlyn Murphy has created Basia’s poster, 4 colour print on bright white coverstock.

Available to buy here at Kid Icarus from September 22nd
$35.00, 18″ x 24″ 4 colours on white coverstock.

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Polaris Music Prize 2014: Arcade Fire

We are very happy to inform you that for another year we had the great pleasure of screen-printing the posters for Polaris Music Prize!

Monday 22nd’s Gala will reveal the winner of this years Polaris music prize, we’ll be running a series of blog posts for each of the nominees alongside their posters which have been hand crafted by fellow Canadian illustrators and designers!

Firstly we have 2011 winners Arcade Fire who have scored a hat-trick this year with their 3rd nomination for album ‘Reflektor, which reached number 1 on the Canadian, British and American charts.

Arcade Fire’s poster has been designed by St. Johns local Jud Haynes. If you like this poster, make sure you check out our other Jud Haynes designed posters we have in store!

Available to buy here at Kid Icarus after September 22nd
$35.00, 18″ x 24″ 4 colours (including a metallic silver!) on white coverstock.

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Upcoming Event: Prints and Inks 2014

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.

EVENT DETAILS
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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