Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Here's a sneak peek at the logo design I recently completed for a new Toronto restaurant called Mildred's Temple Kitchen (an offshoot of the popular Mildred Pierce restaurant). The concept is based on an illustration I originally did for Burnt Toast magazine -- the owner of Mildred Pierce loved the idea and asked for a modified version for her new place. Mildred's is due to open in Fall 2008.



Bookshelf: 3x3 Magazine

The latest 3x3 Magazine is now available and looks like another excellent illustration read. Issue 10 has lengthy articles on the work of Chris Buzelli, Fernanda Cohen and Joe Morse, plus an interview with Guy Billout. There's also a profile of art director SooJin Buzelli and a look at the ad campaigns of Starbucks and Crunch. More illo goodness: the Showcase section highlights the work of UK illustrators James Fryer, Mick Marston, Nancy Davis and Karen Greenberg, Germany's Nastja Holtfreter and Canada's Kung Soon Park. The lovely cover illo is by Chris Buzelli.



Precedent Magazine

This was for the Spring 2008 edition of Precedent Magazine, accompanying an opinion piece on the move to offer women lawyers who choose to have a family equal career opportunities in private law firms (up until now, women lawyers who opted to have children gravitated towards inhouse and government law positions, which offer more flexibility while still allowing career advancement).



Globe and Mail Illustration

I have an illustration in today's Globe and Mail. It's in the Facts and Arguments section, accompanying an opinion piece by Jeanne Beker, who (in a thoughtful departure from her more usual fashion reportage) writes about her mother's recent trip to Ottawa to lay a wreath at a ceremony commemorating Holocaust victims (Beker's mother and father were both survivors). A difficult trip ended up, through the kind offices of a friend, to be a happy one too, with an invitation from Laureen Harper, wife of the Prime Minister and a Fashion Television fan, to dinner.

Update: Looks like this particular story got bumped, as it's not in today's paper as scheduled. Maybe later in the week.



Benefits Magazine

This is an illustration for the May 2008 issue of Benefits Magazine. It's for an article about how increasingly meagre the healthcare benefits are becoming in retirement packages.