Article Snapshot: “Goals: How One NHL Team Scored a Customer for Life”

In my family, the Montreal Canadiens (or, the Habs) are our team. My grandfather would, twinkle-eyed, tell of the thrill of watching hockey on live TV for the first time (and seeing his hero Maurice Richard through the lens of a wavering black-and-white screen), which inspired him to water down the backyard every winter and get his kids skating at “rocket” speed.

Won’t You Be My Neighbour?

So happy to see this man, and his principles for kindness, humour, and openness making a resounding comeback in 2018. Made with Adobe Draw on iPad, with the Apple Pencil. … Continue reading Won’t You Be My Neighbour?

Happy Birthday, America.

Red, white and blue is a delicious colour scheme, no? Created with: iPad, Apple Pencil, three colours, and one pen type.

Visual Adventure: A Digital Study of Hokusai’s Wave

The movement in Hokusai’s iconic painting, The Great Wave off Kanazawa, has given our eyes a workout for decades. The presence of its several prints in Western collections (the Met … Continue reading Visual Adventure: A Digital Study of Hokusai’s Wave

Google Doodle? Meet The Littlest Hobo.

If you’re a child of the ’80s, you may recall The Littlest Hobo, a charming Canadian television series airing on CTV starring, well, a dog. It’s a cult favourite and, … Continue reading Google Doodle? Meet The Littlest Hobo.

Visual Adventure: Masters of the Universe Mash-Up.

This past week, I did a quick study of some iconic North American images from the 20th and 21st centuries: Obama’s Hope campaign poster, and an early but memorable cover … Continue reading Visual Adventure: Masters of the Universe Mash-Up.

#VisualPeople: Veronica Zaretski Wants You to Know About Toronto’s Music Scene #notDrakeorTheWeeknd

by Samantha Mehra This article appears as part of the Visual People, a Q&A series devoted to profiling visually in-tune folks who work in a diversity of industries. Keep up … Continue reading #VisualPeople: Veronica Zaretski Wants You to Know About Toronto’s Music Scene #notDrakeorTheWeeknd

#VisualPeople: Cassie Ackerman on the Mega Power of Art in Long-Term Care

by Samantha Mehra This week in the Visual People series: Meet Cassie Ackerman, a Toronto-based recreational therapist working to improve the lives of those in long-term care. We talk art … Continue reading #VisualPeople: Cassie Ackerman on the Mega Power of Art in Long-Term Care