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This clever ad campaign shines a light on single mothers

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 31 January 2014

A very clever ad campaign for Woodgreen Community Service in Toronto is becoming viral on the web, all thanks to their eye-catching tabloid-like posters. But instead of seeing glitzy glam celebs on these tabloids, we’re faced with other images, such as struggling single mothers, the unemployed and even the elderly coming to terms with having […]

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Ballpoint pen illustrations by Rebecca Yanovskaya

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 2 January 2014

Winged is a series by Toronto-based artist Rebecca Yanovskaya, where she uses ballpoint pen, 22k Gold Leaf applique, and a bit of digital retouching on Moleskine to produce fantastical and otherworldly images of angels. The first of the series is called is Ascent of Man and the Destruction of Magic, in which we see two […]

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To die for: Friday the 13th engagement photoshoot

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 25 October 2013

There is nothing more romantic than having an engagement photo shoot right by gorgeous pine trees and a crystal-clear lake. Unless, of course, that lake happens to be Crystal Lake – the setting of ‘Friday the 13th’ and the final resting place of Jason Voorhees’ victims.

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China turns Olympic Stadium into colourful underwater theme park

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Saturday 19 October 2013

It’s an open secret that many structures that were built specifically for the Olympics, eventually become white elephants – a valuable but burdensome possession whose cost of upkeep is more troublesome than its worth. Many of these magnificent buildings, once the pride and joy of the host country, end up decrepit and abandoned.

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Experimental photography by Osheen Harruthoonyan

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By Jan Herdlicka in New Photography on Tuesday 10 September 2013

Toronto-based experimental photographer and filmmaker Osheen Harruthoonyan is not only taking photographs but proverbially performing magic in his dark room. His work is far removed from everything I’ve seen when it comes to artistic expression and cryptical depth.

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Acrylic art by Klash Inside

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By Gem in New Art on Tuesday 3 September 2013

I really like the acrylic art objects made by the Toronto fine art studio, Klash Inside. Their pieces are all handmade, made to reflect light. The clean, geometric patterns have an architectural feel to them, and won’t look out of place anywhere.

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MY SECRET PLAYLIST by Jimmy Shaw, Metric

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By Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 17 July 2013

Formed in Toronto but, at various times, based in Montreal, London, New York and L.A, Metric boasts the sort of history that requires one of those connect-the-dots red-lined maps you see in an Indiana Jones movie. These are the songs that have inspired Metric’s Jimmy Shaw, written in his own words.

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John Malkovich rescuing strangers and designing clothes

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Thursday 20 June 2013

We were just going to go ‘Hey, John Malkovich has his own fashion label where he’s been designing clothes for the ‘bohemian of the new millen-nium’ since 2009. There’s even a new made-in-Italy beachwear collection from a Yoox collaboration!’ — until we got distracted with news reports that he recently saved the life of a guy on a Toronto street.

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Mashups of famous faces from past and present

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Toronto-based graphic designer and photographer Marc Ghali cleverly mashed up faces of famous personalities from past and present in the most freakily seamless way with his Then & Now project. James Dean somewhat lives on in Brad Pitt, while Princess Diana somewhat lives on in Kate Middleton — it’s like whoever lived in the past […]

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3D scanner will clone your objects with ease

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 24 April 2013

Wow, this is completely bonkers. The Photon, a 3D scanner that’s positioned by Toronto-based Matterform as the world’s first, truly affordable 3D scanner for anyone, basically lets, well, anyone take a physical object and turn it into a digital 3D model. The possibilities are seemingly endless there: print out the model as a 3D replication […]

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Lord Vader and more: Star Wars figures as distinguished Victorian figures

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 9 March 2013

Genius! Toronto-based Terry Fan mixes traditional ink and graphite with Photoshop to create these classy studio portraits of Star Wars icons as Victorian dignitaries. There’s Lord Vader in a top coat and top hat, Chancellor Chewie looking grand with a monocle and pocket watch, Sir Yoda suited up for the occasion, Earl of Eisley enjoying […]

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85,794 Rubik’s Cube Mural

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 27 February 2013

Imagine creating a photo of Macau, China’s skyline one pixel at a time. Sounds tedious, right? But that’s exactly what Toronto-based Cube Works Studio did when they created these murals. 85,794 rubik’s cubes were arranged as if they were pixels to create these mind blowing designs. It only took a few months to construct this […]

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Travelers and Magicians: photos by Sarika Sehgal

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By Tanya Kong in New Photography on Saturday 12 January 2013

Based out of Toronto, Canada, Sarika Sehgal is a fine art and travel photographer. In her latest series, Travelers and Magicians, the world’s her stage and subjects pulse to life under the limelight of a dancing night sky, a reoccurring image in the series and created from the formation of tiny bubbles inside a small aquarium and dropping liquid crème into water.

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Blood of the Young: a photo zine out of Canada

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By The Heavy Collective in New Photography on Saturday 22 December 2012

Blood of The Young is a contemporary photography site and independent publishing house based in Toronto, Canada. Straight up bad boys with a heavy focus on skateboarding, graffiti and handmade goods. They feature and collaborate with artists like Ed Templeton, Alana Paterson and Dan Wilton.

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Amy Swartz: insect sculptures with a twist

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By Rondal Scott III in New Art on Wednesday 5 December 2012

Toronto-based artist Amy Swartz’s Pests series began in 2011 and has expanded to include thousands of miniature sculptures that fuse insects and toys into one darkly fascinating collection. There’s something meticulously beautiful about the project, especially more monstrous creations like the werewolf butterfly, which the Swartz says ‘explores the idea of obsession — not only in the practice of art, but also in humanity’s perceived control over nature, life, and death’.

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