The ABCs of Typography book

A is for Ascender, B is for Bowl, C is for Cap height ... Want to learn some more?

This 6" x 6" delightful volume, published by The Harvest Commission, takes us through a abecedary of typography. Kids and adults alike are sure to learn something new and grow their appreciation for the art of letterforms and the arrangement of type. Based on the popular abecedary originally published in Issue 35 of UPPERCASE Magazine (Fall 2017), and the subsequent abecedary print.

Available in my shop, as well as Amazon.


I am thrilled to share one of the most exciting, challenging and meaningful projects I’ve done this year. A special typographic portrait to celebrate the 80th birthday of Roberta, gifted from her four children: David, Jenny, Rebekah and Heidi. The piece is comprised of over sixty individually typeset words, names, phrases, places, artists, songs and events that have filled Roberta’s rich life. You can see a bit of the process, as well as the finished work.

Thanks again to Rebekah for entrusting me to work on such a personal project. Wishing Roberta a very Happy 80th birthday, and many more years to come.

Check out the process below:

Holiday cards 2018

This 4-pack of festive, A2-size showcard-style greeting cards were sign painted with brush and tempera paint, scanned, and printed in Toronto on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Ultrawhite 120lb matte fine art paper, using an HP Indigo 7800 Digital Press. Blank inside, envelopes included.

-Holiday Cheer
-Yuletide Greetings
-Comfort & Joy
-Good Tidings

Available for purchase here.

Toronto Signs

This new print celebrates the history of Toronto’s finest marquee and neon signage. The design and typography have been meticulously crafted to archive these fine specimens of Toronto's visual vernacular. And the best part: the lights GLOW IN THE DARK! 

This 12” x 16” poster was printed in Toronto twice: first on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Ultrawhite 120lb matte fine art paper, using an HP Indigo 7800 Digital Press, and then a spot screen printed layer of glow ink on the illuminated portions.

Available for purchase here.

You know you want to

You know you want to. New lettering for an EXPLOSIVE feature on the POP-ularity of pimple popping videos in Chatelaine. Get your fix on newstands today.

Alphabet Print #2

This 12” x 12” pieces features 26 interlocking letters. Printed in Toronto on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Ultrawhite 120lb matte fine art paper, using an HP Indigo 7800 Digital Press.

Pairs perfect with Numbers Print #2.

Available for purchase here.

Active Tops / Active Bottoms

These limited edition hand-painted showcards will be on display tonight at the Buddies in Bad Times annual Art Attack auction, which raises money to support Canada's best LGBT theatre.

Brush lettering at Wonder Pens

Toronto friends: I’ll be offering a special 3-hour brush lettering workshop at Wonder Pens on Sun. Nov 18. Sign up here.

Brush lettering at UPPERCASE

Calgary friends: I’ll be offering a special 4-hour brush lettering workshop at UPPERCASE Magazine on Sun. Sept. 30.

Sign up here:

Please spread the word to anyone interested. Thank you!

Dishonest Signs

Dishonest Signs. New showcard-inspired prints that are too good to be true. Hand-painted with One Shot enamel paint, available as 12x16 signed originals, or in a set of six postcards, printed on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Ultrawhite 120lb matte fine art paper. Get yours here.

Thanks to BlogTO for the great post!


Here is the complete set of characters I created for my recent Instagram project, #chrispaintssigns. Check it out here.


New fridge, new sign! Stop by 478 Roncesvalles to grab an ice cold refreshment at Gloria and check out the new hand-painted sign!

The Theatre Centre

Here are some hand-painted window signs I recently completed at The Theatre Centre. Stop by at 1115 Queen St. West for a coffee, drink, or a show, and check out the new windows!

Welcome Eli!

Welcome Eli! I was thrilled to prepare this extra special birth announcement at Type Books for new parents, Nicole & James! Need a chalkboard? Please get in touch!

Leaves of Trees

A huge congrats to Pamela and the team at Leaves of Trees on their beautiful new gift shop. Stop by 177 Queen St. E. to check out my lettered maps and Toronto the Great prints.