ABC250: Update


Major news: my first book, ABC250, has been fully funded! Because of amazing supporters like you, I've raised $2500+, and have officially given Coach House Books the green light to printed the first edition of 100 copies, which will be signed and shipped by yours truly. I'm humbled by your generosity - it means so much to put a project out in the world and receive this kind of support. Thanks for making this dream come true.

love > hate


Here's my submission for the Adobe #typewithpride contest, featuring the fantastic Gilbert font designed after Pride flag creator, Gilbert Baker. In these uncertain times, we must always remember that love is greater than hate. Happy Pride!

Roncy Rocks


I'm thrilled to be part of Roncy Rocks, an exciting music and arts festival
Sat. June 17
10am-4pm
Roncesvalles Ave. and Westminster Ave.
Stop by my tent tomorrow to say hi, grab a custom hand-lettered print, and get an exclusive peek at my new collection of prints. See you there!

ABC250: book launch + exhibit


After the success of last year's Alphabet-a-Day project, hand-lettering one complete alphabet each weekday, I'm thrilled to announce one of the most exciting projects of my career so far. All 250 alphabets are now available - for reference or pleasure - in my first monograph, ABC250.

This 258-page, 8"x8" limited edition soft cover book is being printed in Toronto at the esteemed Coach House Books.

The projected cost of a limited edition run of 100 books is approximately $2300. In order meet this goal, I'm graciously looking for a minimum of 47 backers to pre-order the book at the retail cost of $49.

In return for your generosity, I have several ways to give back. Here are the options for donations:

1) $49
Signed and editioned copy

2) $99
Signed and editioned copy
8x8 print
Free shipping

3) $149 or more
Signed and editioned copy
8x8 print
+print of your choice from my current collection
Free shipping

Support the project here:
https://www.gofundme.com/abc-250-chris-rouleaus-first-book



The book will be available for preview at the ABC250 exhibit:

June 15-21, 2017
Reception: Thursday, June 15, 7-10pm
Black Cat Artspace
2186 Dundas St. W.

The upcoming exhibit will give an intimate look at my process, showcasing all 250 original sketches, five new limited edition alphabet prints, as well as a preview of the ABC250 monograph.


More details at:
http://abc250.christopherrouleau.com 

Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/808404525973825/

Spider Web Show Performance


I'm excited to share some recent branding work for Spider Web Show Performance & CdnStudio. From their website:
CdnStudio is an online ‘room’ that uses internet technology to bring collaborators from across Canada together. This digital tool takes separate video streams and blends them together in real time, allowing users to see and hear each other in the same digital ‘space’.
More work below. Thanks again to Sarah and Michael for this great opportunity!

Drake Devonshire



I'm thrilled to be heading out to the Drake Devonshire this Saturday for a special edition of Pixel & Bristle If you're in the county, please stop by this beautiful venue to check out the work me and my fellow vendors. See you there!

Saskatchewan Union of Nurses



I'm excited to share this series of custom lettering I created for cStreet Campaigns and the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses. Special thanks to Dave Scrivener and Amy Leaman for this great opportunity.

TFO



I'm thrilled to be included in this new web feature by TFO, a publicly funded French language educational television station and media organization, serving the province of Ontario. The video includes the work of talented Ottawa-based calligrapher, Marta Stojanovic. Special thanks to AndrĂ©anne Baribeau for including me in this piece.

Mural space wanted


Your help needed! I'm currently seeking a prominent outdoor wall space (8'x8' or larger) in downtown Toronto for a new mural. Please share with anyone you think can help, and email to discuss details. Thanks!

Make it Worthwhile


I'm please to share the wordmark I created for Make it Worthwhile a fantastic new project by UPPERCASE Magazine:
When faced with challenges, using our creativity for good is one of the best ways we can make a difference. Through design, art and craft—and with our hands and hearts—we can affect change. However small it may seem at first, each incremental effort is still significant.
More details at: makeitworthwhile.org and Instagram. Another process shot below.