Happy 145th birthday Canada! From coast to coast, Canadian artists are creating and crafting all year ’round, but hopefully they can take a break to watch the fireworks on Canada Day!
The Regional Assembly of Text is made up of Vancouverite duo, Brandy Fedoruk and Rebecca Dolen. These text-loving girls started the store in 2005 to help spread typographic and handmade, printed creations. Show off your love for the red and white by wearing and sharing their patriotic “Oh Canada!” pins on Canada Day.
Michael Comeau gives us the greatest showdown of Canadian history: Wolverine versus Stephen Harper. Canada’s most popular superhero, and least popular Prime Minister square off in this satirical, hilarious, and insightful depiction of Canada’s cultural and political landscape.
Sometimes, we feel that this is how the rest of the world view us. Canadians are used to frigid temperatures, and kids find a way to make any summer sport work for the winter. Toronto artist quartet Team Macho depict the Canadian condition in this witty archival print that is oddly relatable!
We always root for the home team in Toronto! The Blue Jays won the World Series in 1992 and 1993, and the artist, Eric Quebral, was right there rooting for them! Toronto sports teams have the most dedicated fans. These commemorative plates are limited to only 93 pieces, so grab one for your favourite Jays fan or dedicated Torontonian.
Mt. Royal Mint Handmade Stuffed Toys
From Montreal comes Mt. Royal Mint’s handmade stuffed animals! The artist, Sabina, makes bears with constellations on them, rabbits, narwhals, and magic ponies out of high quality felt in her Montreal studio. These Canadian critters are crafted one-by-one with love.
Our Cape Breton girl, Kate Beaton, has taken the cartooning world by storm. She illustrates Canada as a humble, flanel-loving nation who’s only mad at the united States until they say “sorry.” Kate’s quick and expressive drawings, sprinkled with a biting humour that seamlessly blends history and popular culture. Her book, Hark! a Vagrant! is a New York Times bestseller that lovers of Canada, history, and a good laugh can really enjoy.