Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Canada Post Honors Illustrators

Canada Post has released a stamp set that honors five illustrators: Will Davies, Blair Drawson, Gérard DuBois, James Hill and Anita Kunz.

From Canada Post's website:
Will Davies (1924-2016) was a legend in the world of Canadian commercial art. His work combined a passion for beauty and the human form with uncanny technical skill. His ability and love of his craft are captured in this glamorous lifestyle portrait from one of the many romance novels he illustrated.
Blair Drawson was an illustrator for many of North America's most notable magazines before he decided to focus on writing and illustrating books – including nearly a dozen of his own – as well as painting and teaching courses in his craft.
Gérard DuBois has not looked back since relocating from France to Montréal to become a freelance illustrator. His expanding body of work ranges from book and magazine illustrations to commercial projects and exhibitions of his paintings.
James Hill (1930-2004) was one of the most sought-after illustrators in North America from the 1950s to 1970s. A prolific artist who appeared in major publications, galleries, and ad campaigns, he focused the last 25 years of his life on fine arts, wilderness landscapes and portraits.
Anita Kunz is one of the most iconic illustrators of our time, known for her bold and irreverent illustrations and provocative portraits of famous figures. Internationally acclaimed, she is a popular speaker and has been published and exhibited in many countries.
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Canada Post announcement
CBC News: He designed over 500 Harlequin romance covers — now there's a Canada Post stamp in his honour
Thanks, Doug Goodale

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