Hyper-real illustrations by Quebec-based Amanda Mocci

Mat Miller Reader Find

By Mat Miller in New Art on Thursday 26 April 2012

Amanda Mocci is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator from Montreal. Her work is influenced by the minimalism of black and white as well as the chaotic beauty and mystery of the universe. The first thing you notice when viewing one of Mocci’s pieces is the photo-realistic nature of her work and the insane amount of detail that is put into it. The thing that really sets this of,f however, is the contrast between the photo-realistic and the more surreal and colourful elements of her work. The marriage of the two makes for something very special.

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Women painted in the guise of superheroes and nymphs

Contributions Reader Find

By Amanda Schneider in New Art on Wednesday 8 February 2012

Edith Lebeau grew up in Beloeil, a little town in Quebec, Canada. She paints women in the guise of superheroes, villains, goddesses and nymphs. Her work is emotive, showing the strength of modern woman and their underlying vulnerability.

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Poutini’s House of Poutine

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 5 December 2009

Like maple syrup and ice hockey, nothing says Canada more than poutine: French fried potatoes smothered in cheese curds and then topped with thick, rich gravy. And while most Canadians will argue that the very best poutine can only come from Quebec — where the idea was born — Poutini’s House of Poutine, in Toronto, are looking to give the Quebecois a run for their money. Mon dieu! Here, at Poutini’s House, Nick and Fred Laliberte are serving up what has been voted the very best poutine in Toronto.

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