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Can you work out which superhero these undies belong to?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 3 March 2014

Think you know your superhero underwear like the back of your hand? Grab this minimalist art print that documents all the famous superhero and villain undies in one place. It was designed by Toronto-based graphic arts studio Design Different and was inspired by childhood, obviously: ‘When I think back to my childhood, memories flood my […]

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The ‘This Is Not A Toy’ toy exhibition opens in Canada

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Wednesday 26 February 2014

Designer toys are on display at the This Is Not A Toy exhibition in Toronto this month until May, where ‘toys’ are ranging in price from just a few dollars to thousands. This large-scale exhibition is co-curated by Pharrell Williams and features a multi-faceted sensory experience’ for visitors, including music, video and vinyl displays. You […]

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Jazzberry Blue Maps makes abstract art out of maps, of course

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 4 February 2014

Toronto-based artist Jazzberry Blue Maps took her love for abstract art to take city maps to a new height by presenting them in a similar visual language as the former. These are oh, so, so, cool.

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This clever ad campaign shines a light on single mothers

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

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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

Gem Contributor

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

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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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