Friday, September 23, 2016

Artist: Monica Ramos And Her Little People

Monica Ramos is an illustrator, born in Manila and living in New York. 


I get a sense that each of her illustrations share solitude and togetherness at the same time because what I see in them is little figures minding their own business in a relaxed manner but they are never alone. When you are looking at her illustrations, keep your eyes on the use of colour scheme and patterns. And don't forget to have a good look at what individual characters are doing in the scene, empathizing with tiny characters can be fun. :)

Her clients include: The New York Times, Coach, Lucky Peach, McSweeney’s/Portlandia, Rookie Mag, Oh Comely! Hunter Boots x Urban Outfitters, Rachel Antonoff, Converse, and Good Magazine.

Go to her website / tumblr








At CanadaOnCanvas, we offer stunning fine art prints that are hard to distinguish from the originals using the latest in imaging and print technology. Select your canvas/fine art paper/photo paper to get multiple copies of your print with giclee inks!  Canvas Print / Fine Art Print 

KeenART Media Ltd.
Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
www.CanadaOnCanvas.com  


 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Artist: Foggy Adventures Of Lorenzo Montezemolo

f o g · f i n g e r s | marin county, california by Lorenzo Montezemolo


Lorenzo Montezemolo captures the foggy air in the night sky of San Francisco area. The photograph above was taken only three days ago from today on Mount Tamalpais (a.k.a. Mt. Tam) in Marin Conunty. It was quite surprising to look at such picture at this time of the year because I could only expect a clear sky with the sun spreading its beams during the summer in San Francisco.

According to Montezemolo, "the trips [to the mountains] have been very rewarding socially (I've met many other fog addicts), physically (lots of hiking) and photographically (I now have an even more enormous catalog of fog photos)". It sounds like fun to actually go up there to be productively socialize with people who share the same interest!
 
Find his works at Flickr and Instagram.


 

If you're looking for a contemporary way to display your favorite photograph or fine art print without the distraction or additional cost of a frame, then plexi face mounting is a method to consider. 

Facemount creates a permanent bond directly between the image and the back of the plexi. Reflection between the image and glazing is eliminated, causing light to reflect differently than it would in a traditionally framed image. Colours are more vibrant and the image appears sharper than ever before, standing out with a near 3D effect. The adhesive Facemount film contains UV stabilizers so the glue won't yellow and colours will remain vivid for years to come.
 
* Printing on RC Gloss paper
* Facemounting on 3mm plexi
* Mounting plexi on aluminum e-panel/Dibond
* Routered edges
* C-Bar hanging system 




KeenART Media Ltd.
Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
www.CanadaOnCanvas.com 



Friday, September 16, 2016

Artist: Ana Strumpf's Re.Cover

Ana Strumpf is São Paulo-based artist who does the series "Re.Cover" in which she illustrates magazine covers with only Sharpies and DecoColor pens to create decorative and rather surreal surroudnings of the models, actors, musicians and political icons. According to her description of the project, the illustrations made on the covers of fashion magazines such as W, Interview, Dazed & Confused, Esquire, Vogue and ID and each cover has edition of 5, all drawn by hand on the original cover since 2012.

Re.Cover can be categorized as mixed media illustration that combines fashion photography and illustration, allowing the viewers to look beyond the standard approach of fashion, beauty, and advertisement.










DIY Customized Magazine Cover Project

1. Draw directly on existing magazine cover or... Print the magazine cover of your choice!
At CanadaonCanvas, we offer a wide range of giclee and fine art printing options. Fine Art Printing 
To learn more about fine art papers, see our article Choosing the Right Paper for Printing.

2. Scan your finished DIY magazine cover for digital files and art reproduction.
We offer artists and designers the latest in fine art scan services using the Cruse family of scanners or Epson Graphic Arts scanners. Artwork Scanning.
To learn more about digitally reproducing artwork, see our article Flatbed Scanning vs Photography

3. Print multiple copies of your magazine cover illustration for digital scans. 
Once the scanning is done or if you already have digital file of your artwork, we can create stunning fine art prints that are hard to distinguish from the originals using the latest in imaging and print technology. Select your canvas/fine art paper/photo paper to get multiple copies of your print with giclee inks!  Canvas Print / Fine Art Print 




KeenART Media Ltd.
Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
www.CanadaOnCanvas.com

Monday, September 12, 2016

Tips: How to Prepare Your Vintage Posters Hanging Ready

 

Summer is over and it is now about time to return to your home, school, and work. During the summer, I was lucky to go to *Fort Langley several times where there are a lot of good cafes, restaurants, but most importantly, antique stores with enormous amount of gorgeous goods from the past.
 
Fort Langley Community Hall, Wikipedia

*Fort Langley, BC
A village community with a population of 3,400 and forms part of the Township of Langley. 
It is the home of Fort Langley National Historic Site, 
a former fur trade post of the Hudson's Bay Company. (Wikipedia)
 
From here to there, I went to a number of antique stores, and I came across the customers standing in line to pay for the posters/prints in their hand. Then I wondered, how would they hang them at home? This article mainly focuses on how to prepare your the vintage posters hanging ready at home or office, however, the options and ideas here can be useful for any other printed materials such as photos and cards. 

At CanadaOnCanvas, we offer various services to have your vintage posters presentation-ready: custom made frames, plaque mounting, and dry-mounting and laminating. If you have one of a kind original or vintage poster that is costly and unique, we would recommend custom frame option. We wouldn't recommend plaque mounting and dry-mounting options, because there is a slight chance of the poster getting damaged in the process. 
 

Custom Made Frames

 

We have a wide selection of custom picture frames for your photos and artworks - more than 500 mouldings in a variety of sizes and styles! The mouldings are categorized by color or style, and pricing is based on width, height and moulding profile. Frame price increases from Group A to Group E.
 

Wood frames or metal frames 
Plexiglass front: Regular, Non-Glare and UV Non-Glare  
Backing: white foam board, black foam board, acid free foam board, and cork foam board


Plaque Mounting

Plaque mounting, also known as block mounting, is a modern and durable way to hang your photos without a frame. Your artwork is mounted on a sturdy, high density wood fiber plaque with a bevelled edge, available in a variety of colors. The plaque and images are then permanently sealed with a matte, UV-protected laminate.Your prints will be protected against moisture, UV light, smudges and scratches. The wooden backing is lightweight but durable, perfect for mobile display panels or prints displayed in high-activity areas.


Dry Mounting
Dry mounting a poster or photograph is a technique of attaching prints to mounting surfaces by heating Shellac tissue between the mount and the print in contrast to a spray (or wet) adhesive. Depending on the choice of mounting adhesive, the benefits of mounting may include preserving the graphic from possible wrinkling or tearing, as well as making it easier to handle and display. Please note you have to consider what you are mounting and its size. Mounting, in general, is useful for thinner media (photographs, graphics and fabric).

We offer several different styles of Mounting Boards:
* Foam Boards * Mighty boards * Sintra (Plastic)
* Plywoods * Coroplast * Matboards, Regular and acid-free



Once you decided which poster or print you would like to frame, please mail your poster(s) or printed material(s) to our production center address provided below.

KeenART Media Ltd.
2717 Lake City Way
Burnaby BC V5A 2Z6
Tel: 604-421-8000

We will ship the finished product(s) by FedEx or UPS.  Production turnaround time is 3-4 days and Ground shipping takes 4-5 days. Orders over $99 include free shipping, otherwise the flat rate shipping fee is $19. When sending the poster to us, please set the poster value under $20 to prevent custom charges.


If you have further questions, please contact us at orders@keenartmedia.com or 1-888-533-6278. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you with your questions and order inquiries.

KeenART Media Ltd.
Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
www.CanadaOnCanvas.com

 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Artist: Nancy Liang and Her Moving Urban and Suburbia Landscapes

I am so thrilled to introduce you something different today. A Sydney-based illustrator, Nancy Liang creates whimsical tales of urban landscapes, city streets and the often forgotten places of suburbia in looping GIF images. They are definitely compulsive viewing. According to her website, Liang represents her subject matters using paper cutouts in the form of a diorama. It is quite interesting to find out that there is either one figure or none in her illustrations for the viewers to engage and empathize with.

*Diorama: a model representing a scene with three-dimensional figures, either in miniature or as a large-scale museum exhibit.

Make sure to check out her website for more illustrations.


The Forgotten Sydney

Over the Moon

Over the Moon

Over the Moon

Old Spaces


Old Spaces



For those artists who have hand-drawn or hand-painted original artwork, bring or send the artwork to us for our latest in fine art scan services using the Cruse family of scanners or Epson Graphic Arts scanners. Digital Capture and Art Scanning

Once the scanning is done or if you already have digital file of your artwork, we create stunning fine art prints that are hard to distinguish from the originals using the latest in imaging and print technology. Select your canvas/fine art paper/photo paper to get multiple copies of your print with giclee inks!  Canvas Print / Fine Art Print



Thursday, September 1, 2016

Aritst: Our Wild Abandon, Wherever Forever

The cost of housing has steadily increased all year, every year. The front pages of many newspapers are talking about this for so long now that it does not surprise us anymore. Like many of us, I wish to have one little house or an apartment where I can call home forever. Contrary to our wish, there is a B.C. photography duo did the exactly opposite. They sold everything that they owned to hit the road in a fixed up old trailer more than three years ago still on the road. Thankfully, they are documenting their journey on their website and Instagram so that we can learn "life is wild".


Kyla and Jill

Billy the Kit, 1969 Kit Companion
 
Our Wild Abandon Instagram Page


Take a deep breath and immerse yourself in their journey.








Related article:
B.C. photography duo Our Wild Abandon gave up a home address to document their lives on Instagram 
CBC Arts   |  By Lise Hosein

Interview:
Our Wild Abandon: Free-Spirited Best Friends Are Our B.C. Photographers Of The Month
The Huffington Post B.C.  |  By Rhianna Schmunk 


At CanadaonCanvas, we offer a wide range of giclee and fine art printing options. Print Instagram photos with guaranteed stunning results. You can order prints on canvas gallery wraps with floater frames, fine art paper or as plaque mounts. Start ordering prints by uploading your images online. Canvases available in many different square format sizes starting from 6" x 6" up to 18" x 18" for old Instagram photos and up to 40x40" for new iPhone photos. 


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Gift Idea: Word Cloud / Wordle to show your love

Prints of portrait of a family or a pet, mosaics of memorable moments, and reproduction prints of classical paintings have always been in high demand when it comes to our gift products. In order to personalize a gift, we were often asked to include names, dates, and even lyrics of a couple's first dance song in the prints. Link to our Text-Art Image Effect 
 

Another gift idea we would like to introduce to you that emphasizes the "text" and meaning of the text is word cloud design, AKA Wordle. We can generate creative, personalized Word Clouds from text or the list of words you provide. Word clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. We can tweak the clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. Place your online order using following form and later send the list of your words later by email. Link to our Word Cloud Effect

Don't know where to start? 

1. Go to adjectives list to come up with words that describe your loved one.
2. Go to our website to decide which shape you would like for your wordle design.
Word clouds, shape, initials, numbers, etc.
3. When done, contact us by calling (1-888-533-6278) or sending us an email (orders@keenartmedia.com). Our knowledgeable in house designer will be more than happy to help you customizing your special gift.

Below are the samples of our designs! 

 
 

You can search for more ideas based on different occasions at CanadaOnCanvas.com.