Monkey Modern at Small Feats

Uakari, acrylic on canvas, 36″x36″ Rob Elliott 2013

Hoolock, acrylic on canvas, 36"x36"

Hoolock, acrylic on canvas, 36″x36″ Rob Elliott 2013

The two remaining large Monkey Modern paintings will be sold at next weekend’s Small Feats fundraiser. Hoolock and White Uakari will sell for $800 each, with the proceeds being split between the Niagara Artists Centre and the artist.

Small Feats is NAC’s spring coming out party, an art sale like no other. Small Feats features over 150 pieces 12″x12″ artworks selling for $200 each.  The proceeds are split between NAC and the artists. Art lovers stream through the doors and smartly-attired volunteers (myself and Christine included!) ring in the sales.

New to the event this year are Tiny Feats @ $100 (less than a square foot) and Big Feats @ $800 (way bigger than a square foot)!

SMALL FEATS
Niagara Artists Centre
354 St. Paul Street, St Catharines, ON

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Doors at 8 p.m.
Preview at 7:40 p.m. for NAC Members at the Supporter, Patron, and Champion levels.

Law of Work illustrations, part 2

Mike Thompson of Emond Publishing asked me to create a new round of cartoons for David Doorey’s Law of Work textbook series. David has a good sense of humour, and I always enjoy refining his ideas into finished artwork.

Working on cartoons about workplace strife also makes me glad to be working here in the studio!

Long Weekend Monday maps and icons

I designed a map of Toronto’s Junction Triangle for Ryan Bigge’s project Long Weekend Monday (@long_wkndMonday). This Twitter project shows which bars and coffee shops are open on long weekends in a quick snapshot.

The map posed an interesting challenge, conveying a lot of specific information in the small space of a tweet.

I used a modern typeface (Helvetica Neue Bold) for readability. I drew the icons and map by hand to counter the machined aspects of Twitter. A mix of colour fields for the grid added a mid-century modern feel.

Coffee and beer icons by Rob Elliott

Ryan also turned the icons into this nice atavar: