Learn brush lettering at Uppercase!

After the success of the April workshopUppercase Magazine and I are pleased to offer another brush lettering workshop in Calgary on Sunday, September 18. The event is generously sponsored by our friends at Mona Lisa Artist Materials.

Check out the last workshop here.

Space is limited! More details and registration info here.

New products for Ligatures

I'm thrilled to share some new products I designed for Ligatures, Toronto's favourite typography club! All of the designs are based on my hand-lettered alphabets.

1) Brush Alphabet T-shirt

2) Brush Alphabet Notebook

3) Brush Alphabet Print

Please help support Ligatures and stop by the shop today! Lots more photos over on the Ligatures blog.

Greta Solomon's

Here's a sign I painted for Greta Solomon's dining room earlier this summer. If you're looking for a taste of France in Leslieville, be sure to stop by this lovely spot at 1118 Queen St. E.

Thanks for Vuk & Darlene for this great opportunity.


I'm thrilled to share some custom lettering I did for the new BRIKA location at 768 Queen St. E. in Toronto. It's so fun to see my work at such a large size! Be sure to stop by and check out this amazing shop.

Thanks again to Kena for this fantastic opportunity.

Wonder Pens

I'm thrilled to share this summery chalkboard I completed at Wonder Pens. Thanks to Liz and Jon for this fun opportunity! Be sure to stop by their beautiful shop this month to check it out: 250 Carlaw Ave, Suite 105

A few process shots below, as well as the original concept sketch.

Erik Blood

I'm so excited to share this project that has been 6 months in the making.

Erik Blood is a talented music maker and producer in Seattle, WA. He just released a new full length album called Lost in Slow Motion, available in digital, vinyl – and cassette tape! All three mediums feature his new custom wordmark, title and track listing, courtesy of yours truly.

Check out his music and videos on his website, and purchase the album here.

Thank again Erik for this great challenge – it was a blast!

(Photo credit: Erik Blood)

Jane 100

I'm proud to share a custom wordmark I created for a very special project:
Jane100 is a year-long celebration of the life and legacy of Jane Jacobs, the inspiring urban theorist, author and citizen activist who made Toronto her home for nearly 40 years. To mark the occasion of what would have been her 100th year, you’re invited to organize or attend an event that brings Jane’s ideas to life – be it a book club, a block party, a film screening, or a day of community design.
With your help, from May 2016 to May 2017 we will animate Toronto with 100 events that engage citizens in dialogue, action and the spirit of Jane – events that challenge us to see our city from new or overlooked perspectives.
Much thanks to Jay at Studio Jaywall for this great opportunity!

Coralie Bickford-Smith

Last November, I had the pleasure of interviewing book designer Coralie Bickford-Smith at the RGD Design Thinkers conference in Toronto. Ms. Bickford-Smith was a pleasure to chat with, and had lots of great things to say about design, problem solving, and the changes in the publishing industry.

You can read the full interview in issue 29 of Uppercase Magazine. Thank you to Ms. Bickford-Smith for her time and to Janine for this great opportunity.

p.s. Janine was kind enough to list me as a Featured Contributor in the current issue. Thanks, Janine!