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Go that extra mile this Valentines.


This Valentine’s day Kid Icarus has got you covered.

On Friday 13th and Saturday 14th, our Kensington Market location will transform into your one-stop-shop for the perfect Valentine’s package.

We’ll have local Calligraphist Kevin King here to personalise your Valentines day card with a hand lettered,  heartfelt message. We’ve got a great selection of hand printed cards, perfect for any valentine.

If that’s not enough Crown Flora are providing us with some beautiful flower bouquets, we’ll only have a limited quantity so make sure you get here early to avoid disappointment!


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Rony Mikhael Screen Print

The Print department just finished a poster run for Burlington, ON designer and Humber College Prof. Rony Mikhael.   1 colour, 12″ x 16″, on white Cougar cover stock. Prints are available through Rony’s online store for $35.00.



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Hand Lettering Books and Zines


We have great resources for typographers in training.

Colt Bowden‘s Sign Painting zines, a series that will teach you to perfect your hand lettering and sign painting. Letterpress cover with 54 pages. Collect all 4!

Vol. 1 Egyptian Lettering, vol. 2 Casual Lettering, vol. 3 Script Lettering, $18.00 each + vol. 4 Icy Caps. $24.00 each


More great lettering books:

The Little Book of Lettering by Emily Gregory $29.00
Sign Painters by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon, Foreword by Ed Ruscha $29.00
Draw Your Own Alphabets by Tony Seddon $26.00
Hand Job by Michael Perry 39.00

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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