September 1, 2011

I was first introduced to Alanna Cavanagh's work at the Interior Design Show in Toronto this past winter. She was asked to design a mural for the Style at Home booth, which was really phenomenal. The booth was clearly one of the best in the show.

Here's a photo of the booth that I took during the show.

And here's a better view of the mural image in it's entirety.

Alanna is an illustrator and printmaker working in Toronto. She has an incredible list of clients, including The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, and Penguin Books. She also writes for Uppercase Magazine.

Alanna's Scissor Prints were also featured in the windows of The Workroom during IDS. The Workroom is a great quilting and sewing shop in Toronto, and these prints perfectly suited their display.

It's Alanna's beautiful screenprints that I am most drawn to. I love her bold but simple use of colours, and of course, the whimsical nature of her drawings.

This is a cute example of her illustration work.

And I love her hand lettering. It a perfect scrawl; a feminine script with an edge.

Here's a picture of Alanna, hard at work tea staining one of her Penguin Bookcovers. These are my favourite pieces from her portfolio. Each one stained by hand to create a truly one of a kind piece.

And here's a shot of it in situ. So beautiful.

Prints are available for purchase at Oliver Yaphe and you can also inquire directly with Alanna herself.


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