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This book is gorgeous!

Last September, I met with Toronto real estate agent Kate Watson to discuss a book project. Kate’s promotional material has always utilized standout graphics, so I wanted to build on that while adding my own style. We wanted something fresh, but also something that clients would hold on to.

We decided to create a pocket guidebook to Toronto real estate, featuring drawings of her clients’ actual homes. Houses are identified by neighbourhood (neighbourhoods are a big deal in Toronto), and the 32 page booklet includes invitations in the form of retro-looking coupons, complete with “cut here” lines.

For the ink and gouache house drawings, I worked from a variety of sources including MLS photos, my own reconnaissance shots, and even some Google Street View searches. The biggest challenge turned out to be not the homes, but coming up with ways to refer to the other half of a semi-detached house, or the show the huge trees in front. I didn’t want to deny the reality of the Toronto streetscape, but I needed to emphasize the right house! Some of my favourite drawings from These homes are gorgeous! are featured below.

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Right On Futon murals

During a visit to Chicago last month, I =”ro”>O.E. stopped by furniture emporium Right On Futon to check out the murals I did for the store in 2003. After working out the themes with store owner Mark Bello, I painted futons in fantastic scenarios: as the iceberg that sunk the Titanic, as a cheap jerseys submarine battling a giant squid, wholesale Cleveland Browns jerseys and as a robot attacking the Windy City. The store is also decorated with three sideshow banners I painted for one of Right On Futon’s legendary store window displays. There’s even an 8’x4′ monkey painting to accompany Right On wholesale MLB jerseys Futon’s tiki bar sideline.

It is Heat always nice to wholesale jerseys revisit Stout work and find that it holds out up. Staff at the store say a week doesn’t Luxury go by that customers don’t ask about the murals.

Giant Squid vs. Jules Verne-esque wholesale MLB jerseys Futon

Sideshow banners painted on raw canvas

Iceberg mural and a sideshow banner

Monkey mural hanging over sales counter