ART & THE CITY

The world’s great cities inspire great art. The work of local Toronto artists is as diverse, creative and fun as the city itself. Looking for a great gift for business events? Give the gift of Canada’s Downtown.

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WHO: Scotty Graham, Windsor-born, Toronto-based graphic designer who first made a name for himself with some timely valentines.

WHAT: Retro Toronto. Graphic, stylishly re-imagined Toronto promotional posters from the 1970s, featuring the CN Tower, Centre Island and Hanlan’s Point.

HOW MUCH: Prints range from $25-$132

WHERE:www.scottygraham.ca

 

torontoskyline_outdoor_395875fa-7b4b-40b5-8cad-a761cfa9514d.jpgWHO: Lichia Lui, Taiwanese-born artist who now calls Toronto home, a self-taught illustrator who sketches China, Japan, Taiwan and Toronto.

WHAT: Watercolour-and-ink painting of the stunning Toronto Skyline originally sketched in Lichia’s sketchbook.

HOW MUCH: $12

WHERE: www.gotamago.com

 

Flatiron_-_2016_811e1910-53ac-40f9-a1a1-2653a0a07454_1024x1024WHO: Casey O’Neill, Toronto expressionist-style artist known for his dramatic and vibrant use of color as seen throughout his artwork.

WHAT: Toronto get Munched. Vibrant, colourful street scenes including Toronto icons like the famous Gooderham Building and streetcars.

HOW MUCH: Various prints from $40-$150

WHERE: http://www.caseyoneil.com

 

torontomaplrWHO: Marlena Zuber lives and works in Toronto, making maps, illustrating books and magazines, and producing drawings and paintings.

WHAT: Whimsically idiosyncratic maps of Toronto and neighbourhoods, including Kensington Market and Dundas West.

HOW MUCH: Cards and prints from $4-85

WHERE: maps.marlenazuber.com

 

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WHO: Mysterious graffiti artist known for his ubiquitous, line-drawn female faces seen all around town.

WHAT: Prints, t-shirts and even mailboxes adorned with Anser’s now iconic “painted lady” graffiti creations.

HOW MUCH: T-shirts and prints $30-225

WHERE: ansermysteriousdate.tumblr.com/