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At The Drake Hotel Tonight!

I am very happy to announce that I have 3 installations featured at The Drake Hotel in Toronto.  Tonight is the reception which will also includes a Q+A with me conducted by The Drake’s curator, Mia Nielson.  After that, I will be doing a signing for books, toys and anything else someone wants me to…

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Awards are Silly

Receiving recognition for one’s work is always a nice thing.  As do many artists, I rely on awards competitions as a means of promotion and when I do win, feel truly lucky to be included in annual shows amongst so many of my talented peers.  My kid’s book, “This is Silly!” has been faring well…

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Recent Magazine Covers

Illustrating magazine covers is always a fun challenge.  The responsibility of having the cover coupled with the excitement that the editorial direction is calling for an illustration adds to the adrenaline rush.  There are so many factors to consider beyond creating a regular picture.  The artwork is reflecting the entire issue even though the focus…

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My products in May’s HOW Magazine

I was very pleased when HOW Magazine’s contributing editor, Doug White, contacted me because they wanted to feature my new products in the up front section.  HOW is one of the industry’s graphics communications magazines and always features really interesting artists, designers and creative trends. “So Very Gary” Gary Taxali’s work is hard to miss…

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Happy Victoria Day

Nothing says “Happy Victoria Day” like Sonic Youth covering The Kinks.  This is the extent of my Victoria Day celebrations for I’m working (have a deadline today and must work).  So if you’re in Canada, “Happy Victoria Day”, or “Fête de la Reine” if you’re in Quebec.  Many people here call it “May Two-Four”, referring…

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Zap: Masters of Psychedelic Art, 1965-1974

If you’re going to be in NYC anytime between now and June 25th, check out this amazing show at Andrew Edlin Gallery!  I’ve always been a fan of ZAP, and those early issues were a great inspiration to me in my own artistic evolution.  This is from the gallery’s site: “Andrew Edlin Gallery is pleased…

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DOUBT on today’s FastCompany.com

Today’s FAST COMPANY features DOUBT, a wonderful book by creative extraordinaire, Paul Lavoie, and illustrated by yours truly. A short while ago, I was excited to be contacted by Dave Watson, Creative Director at TAXI about doing illustrations for their agency design/philosophy book. TAXI is a really big deal. They’re a successful shop with agencies…