Inspiration

The Storyfire: Learning to Listen

As the editor of a national magazine, you get a lot of article pitches. Most of them are easily dismissed. Some of them are out-and-out PR. I never print that stuff. Some of them are oddly inappropriate, clearly the result of a shotgun approach to targeting. And some of them are right out of left field.

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Five Minutes with Jeremy Leung

This is the one visual element that can be seen throughout Jeremy Leung’s work. The New York-based illustrator says these lines have been a part of his repertoire for the past ten years.

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Pi Co. vs. Pizza Forno

Coming out of a meeting in Toronto last week to forage for food, my colleagues and I found ourselves in the middle of a kind of pizza vortex. On one side of the street, embedded in a wall was a fresh new automated pizza machine (or vending machine) branded ‘Pizza Forno’. It promised ‘artisanal’ pizza in 3 minutes for about fifteen bucks.”

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Vigg Inspiration Interview

Montreal-based illustrator Vigg has been in the game for 20 years. His playful and joyful style is mostly divided between children’s book and editorial illustrations. For him, there is no difference illustrating between the various sources, the commonality being story-telling. “Kids are very bright and intelligent so I don’t find myself going to a lower level of storytelling when I draw for them,” he says.

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