Tag Archives: Cycling

Lilly’s Lunches!

I was happy and proud to work on some drawings for my delightful friend Elizabeth Callahan’s new business. This business is the best thing to hit Toronto, perhaps ever. Why wouldn’t you want a gourmet, homemade, delicious lunch delivered by bike to your small cubicle, your slow retail shop, your downtown location?  And delivered by a sweet, charming woman, no less!

Here’s a drawing I did for her promo postcard:

Why not book yourself some delicious lunches, RIGHT NOW: lillyslunches.com

This version is for her “about” page:

 

If you or someone you know suffers from a boring lunch, a dull office experience, the insufferable monotony of the same lunch options, day in and day out, the antidote has arrived.  Was your grease-stained bag of fast food lunch made with LOVE?  I DOUBT IT.  Lilly’s Lunches are.

Follow @lillyslunches and @GillianGoerz

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I love my bike.

It’s true. I do. This blog is evidence to the fact that I am somewhat immersed in biking, or at the bare minimum in making bike-related art things.  I recently did a graphic design job for Bikes Without Borders (check it out. Very worthy organization on every level), and was offered the chance to do a t-shirt design to benefit the organization.  Because I have a charitable heart (hungry ego) I agreed to help (see my design on t-shirts in a real store).  This is the design.

It’s part of a larger drawing I am working on that is a little more political. (I hope to finish it soon) I took the non-partisan part and repurposed it to focus on the experiential, elevating  aspect of cycling; namely being outside and having some chill time with yourself in nature. Who doesn’t like that?  Some politicians in the US (and Canada, who am I kidding?) would no doubt LOVE to hinder this among other freedoms, but for now, when you are on your bike, it is all you.  Let’s enjoy that.

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Romance of the Wheel

Youpee! I love to be excited about things and I am excited about this:  it’s an upcoming art show that I am in along with a ton of awwwwesome artists and fellow OCAD alums (alums?) and to make it all even better, it is bicycle themed! I work in a BIKE STORE.  This means I am excited.

I am also excited about how BALLIN’ the poster is. (Whenever something is really great these days, the only word that comes to mind is “ballin'”. Why fight it?).  One of the show’s co-organizers, and bad-ass artist Jessie Durham made this poster and I cannot be more all over it. I am going to french it and have it’s babies. And for sure put it on my wall.

*singing* Isn’t she lovely? Isn’t she wonderful?

Yes, she is.

And check out that line up!  People, if you haven’t heard of these hot talents, get on your Googler and start looking! You are meeting the heavy hitters of tomorrow, and perhaps, just perhaps, this show might be the perfect place to pick up their work at low-low “I’m just starting out” prices, before they have fully realized how talented they are. And then you can say you knew them when! And in years to come you can snottily tell your friends ,”I prefer their earlier, more experimental work”  and “You’ve seen my 2011 original haven’t you?” and they will strap on their jet packs and fly home, jealous of you! That’s right, YOU!

Wow. This is going to be the best show ever.

Details: Romance of the Wheel: Love, Hate & Cycling

Where: Jet Fuel: 519 Parliament, Toronto ON

When: June 3 – June 30, (Yes, that’s BIKE MONTH), Opening reception June 3.

See you there!

Rob Ford Loves Bikes!

Oh, wait. He is an uninformed bigot afraid of learning, critical thinking and freedom.  I drew a picture of him, partially to illustrate an article my boss wrote on the Curbside blog, and partially to quell the overwhelming hopelessness that has been dragging behind me like a bag of sand since this verdict – I mean announcement.

Hopefully this new regime of idiocy will be what Torontonians need to wake up and take a more active role in the city.

Curbside Cycle

My day job at Curbside Cycle is keeping me busy with some graphic design work, which is a delight. Here’s a sale poster I made for a current bike sale.

See it in action on their website: http://www.curbside.on.ca/blog/

I love doing this kind of thing, so thanks to the Curbside crew for the work!  I also did the current window display so if you are in the Annex, check it out.