“Are You Being Served?”: How 3 Century-Old Stores are Fighting to Stay Relevant for the Modern Customer

Here we outline three mature British and North American brands that are living proof of how agility in customer service, and keeping the client and their experience and product desires top of mind, can help a brand squeak past the Century mark, even in the most troubling of economic times. The main takeaway?: There’s a lot of work to do.

#VisualPeople: How Comics and Chronicles Collide in Canada’s Group of 7

This article appears as part of Visual People, a Q&A series devoted to profiling visually in-tune folks who work in a diversity of industries. Subscribe or follow along on Instagram. #visualpeople by … Continue reading #VisualPeople: How Comics and Chronicles Collide in Canada’s Group of 7

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?

Movies

Stunt Queen: Stephannie Hawkins on Moving in the Movies, Part II #VisualPeople

In Part II of this extended Q&A, Stephannie Hawkins talks stunt coordinating, behind-the-scenes artistes, and stunts-gone-slapstick. Scroll down to see her performing brave feats on set! Read Part I here.  … Continue reading Stunt Queen: Stephannie Hawkins on Moving in the Movies, Part II #VisualPeople

Serious Slapstick: Stephannie Hawkins on the Illusory Art of the Stunt #VisualPeople

This article, Part I of II, appears as part of Visual People, a Q&A series devoted to profiling visually in-tune folks who work in a diversity of industries. Subscribe or follow … Continue reading Serious Slapstick: Stephannie Hawkins on the Illusory Art of the Stunt #VisualPeople

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.

Don’t Blink: “We Eat With Our Eyes” – Chef Alison Iannarelli on the Value of Visuals in the Culinary World #VisualPeople

by Samantha Mehra This article appears as part of Visual People, a weekly Q&A series devoted to profiling visually in-tune folks who work in a diversity of industries (such as … Continue reading Don’t Blink: “We Eat With Our Eyes” – Chef Alison Iannarelli on the Value of Visuals in the Culinary World #VisualPeople

#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