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Heritage Prize Poster Reveal

Polaris Heritage Prize 2019 - DOA for album Hardcore 81 and The Oscar Peterson Trio for the album Night Train
Polaris Heritage Prize 2019 - DOA for album Hardcore 81 and The Oscar Peterson Trio for the album Night Train

The Polaris Heritage Prize for 2019 was announced on Thursday April 16th. 2 albums were recognized this year; D.O.A. for the album Hardcore 81, and The Oscar Peterson Trio for the album Night Train.

These screen printed posters were hand printed by us and designed by Paddy Duddy and Tom Froese. More information on the Polaris website.

These are limited edition prints! We only have a few prints available at the shop. If we are sold out please check out the Polaris website here to purchase.

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The Horseshoe Tavern 70th Birthday!!

Happy Birthday!!

We are very excited to have been able to print this seven colour poster
for the Horseshoe Tavern‘s 70th birthday tonight!

If you weren’t able to make it out to the celebration,
these posters are available for purchase at our Kensington shop for $35 each. 


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Let’s Talk Print Books!

We’ve got a bunch of printmaking how-to books at our Kensington location that we’re super excited about!  Screen printing, relief, letterpress… and more! Pick up a new hobby or add to your existing print knowledge this spring with one of our many books about print making. Let us help you expand your library!



For someone starting out printing or for anyone looking to beef up their overall print knowledge, The Printmaking Bible is the book for you! ($66)


A brief history of screen printing and some techniques for beginners or those looking to perfect their practice, Little Book of Screen Printing might be the one! ($30)


Featuring over 200 examples of wide ranging letter pressed works, Adventures in Letterpress will be a fun read for letter press lovers! ($30)


Everything you need to know about printing your own beautiful fabrics with printing techniques including digital printing, screen printing, stenciling, block printing, and resist dyeing, Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design is too cool to pass up! ($35)

Our newest edition to our collection of print making book, Ladies of Letter Press features the best work of the members of Ladies of Letterpress, an international organization that champions the work of women printers. ($54)

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Blog TO Love!

Recently Kid Icarus’ Parkdale outpost was featured on Blog TO. You can check out the article here!

NOTE: As of July 2016 we are sadly closing this location as our sales grow along with our rent hikes. Rent increases of 10% year over year are not sustainable. We hope Parkdale can survive the next wave, sorry we don’t have the resources to continue the fight. – Michael. 

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City and Colour’s Edmonton Show Poster

To accompany City and Colour’s Canadian Tour, they teamed up with Newfoundland based designer Jud Haynes to create screen printed posters for 6 destinations of their tour.

Each poster is in a limited run and highlights the history of each city’s venue and NHL team.

We’ll be releasing the posters to coincide with the date of the gig, so keep your eyes peeled for more!

Tour info can be found here.

Edmonton, Rexall Place, 18″ x 24″, 4 colour screen printed on natural coverstock.

They are available at the venues on tour or a limited quantity posters will be available at our store priced at $35 unframed or $95 framed.



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Salud! Dos by Doublenaut

Designed for La Carnita’s Dos art show by Doublenaut a Toronto based design duo Matt & Andrew McCracken.

18″ x 24″ 3 colour screen print with metallic gold, on cougar Natural 100lb cover stock.

Prints are available through Doublenaut’s webstore and a limited number of prints are available in the storefront for $40.00.



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METZ European tour poster

METZ European tour poster, designed by by Doublenaut a Toronto based design duo Matt & Andrew McCracken.

18″x24″ single colour silkscreen on French Speckletone 100lb cover Madero Beach.

A limited number of prints are availablein the Kid Icarus storefront for $35.00 or available through Doublenaut’s webstore.




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DIY: Screen Printing

Here at Kid Icarus we have everything you need to start your at home screen printing studio, all you need is the space and a large, flat surface.

We Sell:
Aluminum screens, water-based acrylic inks, screen filler, squeegees, clamps, emulsion, emulsion remover, soft brushes, stir sticks, and more!


We also offer screen reclaim and exposures. Bring us your image and we’ll shoot it onto a screen for you. Read more about this service here.

For complete beginners, we offer a Screen Printing 101 Workshop. We’ll teach you the basics of printing at home in one of our one day sessions. Read more about our workshops here.