Thursday, June 30, 2016

New pattern

A Few of my Favourite Things pattern

copyright Alanna Cavanagh 2016

#pattern #wallpaper #surfacedesign #licensing #saulsteinberg #inspired

Paula Grief ceramics

The current thing most inspiring to me is Paula Grief Ceramics. Absolutely love the thick stripey line and relaxed vibe. Inspired me to do a sketch.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

New Neiman Marcus work

Illustrations currently appearing on Neiman Marcus in store signage + in newspaper advertisements.
#illustration #drawing #advertising #mensfashion #dandy #shoes #brogues

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Brooks Brother's Suits on Sale for Father's day

My Brooks Brother's Suits are on Sale until Father's Day June 19th. 
See my shop for details. 

Squiggly lamp and Morning sketching

I am trying to get back in the habit of sketching each morning
As an illustrator it's so important to keep the drawing muscle flexy and also to do personal work along side commissioned work.

This morning i stumbled across this fabulous squiggly crunchberry lamp by Straydog Designs.
Immediately inspired me to  do some sketches - and to also hopefully make time this summer to do some paper maché which my heart has been longing to do.

The Crunchberry lamp from Stray Dog Design.
Isnt it fabulous?
So squiggly.

Morning sketches.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Branding Brilliance and Civic Pride: We The North

Love this photo
Look at all those skin colours baby.
Absolutely love the We The North slogan/logo/campaign created by Ad Agency Sid Lee. It was immediately embraced by Toronto and is now seen in some form throughout the streets of Toronto on a daily basis.  
It makes my heart swell.  

 #yescorny #citychanging #inclusive #racialminorities #notwhite #wetheother #heartfelt #wow #thesix #Raptors #missingtheraptors

You can learn more about the brilliant thinking behind the campaign in this video featuring Sid Lee's Executive Creative Director Tom Koukodimos. 

And here's some other great info  showing how for many Torontonians the three words mean alot more than just basketball.

#Toronto #iloveToronto #JeremiahMcNama   #AndrewMcPhee #TomKoukodimos #branding #thesix