Posts Tagged ‘hand lettering’

Prepared to be Delighted by Mark Hoffmann, Illustrator

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Recently we shared some of Mark Hoffmann’s new work and the response was fantastic!  We didn’t want anyone to miss out on his brilliant illustrations. Check out Mark Hoffmann’s portfolio, get inspired and commission an illustration by this super talented illustrator!Mark Hoffman Illustrations/i2i Art

It’s October!

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

As we begin the wonderful (and sometimes whacky) month of October, we’d like to know what scares you most!  Illustrator (and sometimes seamstress) Katy Dockrill, shares a little story about what she’s up to this month as she preps for her young daughter’s Halloween experience below.  Can you relate to this narrative?  Check out more of Katy’s fun illustrations and hand lettering here.


Mark Hoffmann: 3×3 Illlustration Directory

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Mark Hoffmann’s Cap’n Weird Beard included in the 2014 3×3 Illustration Directory.  Always a furtive imagination and a primitive gift for bringing his ideas to life!  You’ll see plenty more to amuse by visiting his updated portfolio here.

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Greg Stevenson: Exploring Paris

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Greg Stevenson recently worked on a large, yet to be unveiled project which featured this clean line art style.  Feeling inspired by this and his love of Paris, Greg has created this map/infographic of Paris and spin-off poster designs.  To see more visit Greg’s portfolio here.

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Ian Phillips: The Wiggle in Your Walk Must Go

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Chiropractor, Dr. Richard Robinson, approached i2i art to have Ian Phillips illustrate a cover for his new book addressing a phenomenon that he’d observed and treated for years.  Apparently the vast majority of us have a little wiggle when we walk that actually translates into back problems over time.  In his helpful guide he offers suggestions to deal with the wiggle and thus the back.  The question that begs asking is, how many of us are willing to let go of our little swagger?

Ian ended up wearing both his designer and illustrator hats as he approached this assignment.  The striking illustration that emerged from his concept and evocative type treatment work beautifully to communicate what the good doctor had in mind.  Don’t you just love the illustrative direction this project took Ian in?  There’s a bit more realism and retro and together it’s fabulous!

Ian writes in his blog:  “This was a fun project, I think I probably drew about fifty pairs of shoes before I got the right look for this! Note the continued stripe pattern in the fabric folds at the knee, the pockets, and repeated on the bottom of the shoe and on her t-shirt. Adds a little playfulness.”

To see more of Ian Phillip’s illustrations visit his portfolio.

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Tim Zeltner for the Riverdale Farm

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

When the Riverdale Farm’s Stewardship Group first approached i2i art to commission a whimsical yet functional map of the Riverdale Farm, Tim Zeltner was chosen for his rich hand painted folk art style (actually painted on wood), and the journey to discover and depict the Farm in all it’s wonder began!  Below you will see Tim really captures this gem in the heart of downtown Toronto.  The map illustration will be used on marketing materials and a give-away map for visitors.  To see more of Tim Zeltner’s magical paintings visit his updated portfolio here.


Recently I attended the wonderfully successful Riverdale Farm Aid 2014 benefit, which thanks to all the enthusiastic support and dedication of it’s volunteers and the community, raised the grand sum of $24,000!  At the event, the map (commissioned by the RFSG) and created by Tim Zeltner was unveiled. and large archival prints were auctioned off to benefit the farm.

Tim Zeltner donated the original painting below to The Farm where it will be housed in the main ‘Residence’

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Below is one of the large archival quality prints Tim donated being auctioned off at the event!


There was a terrific crowd and the fundraising was a big success!


An awfully cute wooly resident of the farm, not too bothered by the crowd that night nibbles on some fresh local produce.


The fabulous Lemon Bucket Orkestra:  A big hit!


Tour the Farm, visit the animals and chat with the farmer during daily chores.  It’s a delightful way to spend a day in the ‘country’ without leaving the city!

More information here:  Riverdale Farm’s Facebook page | Riverdale Farm (City of Toronto Web site)

Congratulations to the Riverdale Farm Stewardship Group and thank you for caring so much and working so hard to preserve this very important part of the city of Toronto!

Ian Phillips: Banners

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Some years back, Ian Phillips created a version of these wonderful editorial headers for a small press magazine.  They were used in the design of the various sections:  Book Review, Letters, Contributors and Editor’s Note.


Recently I was chatting with Ian about how much I liked these lovely conceptual images and he enthusiastically offered to revisit them in his fresh new style adding text using his new hand created font.  To see more of Ian’s updated portfolio please visit here.


Voila!  People reviewing books…(chop, chop)

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Not so friendly letters to the editor…(shall we say fuming?)


Ian says the Contributor’s piece was based on the fact that there’s always one bad egg in the bunch. Can you guess who the spoon is? (clue:  it starts with ‘E’)

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Ah yes!  And there’s always the editor’s note…quite possibly signed in blood!

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Mark Hoffmann: Love – Love

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Mark Hoffmann has a quirky sense of humor and an uncanny way of communicating his ideas–often in a word or two!  To see more of what he has to say with his fun (if not irreverent) conceptual art, take a peek at his updated portfolio here.

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Clare Owen: Infographic for Verily Magazine

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Clare Owen has a way of taking even the most dry material and making it look nothing less than lovely!  When approached to illustrate a feature about Building a Budget (Without Breaking a Sweat) for Verily magazine, Clare developed this fun and informative infographic.  With the help of this little chart, I think one could easily do it, no sweat!  She actually makes is look fun!  To see more of Clare’s charming infographics and other delightful illustrations, check out her updated portfolio here.

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New from Eili-Kaija Kuusniemi

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Love these images by Eili-Kaija!  We’re proud to share her exciting updated portfolio with you here. The limited sepia palette and soft blush background with a splash of color in her gorgeous hand lettering is so evocative.

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Note the way this rich watercolor/mixed media piece playfully and sensually suggests the ‘nose’ on this wine…

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