Friday, November 30, 2007
Toronto designers Jack & Marjorie use military surplus materials such as army coats, ground sheets, parachutes and webbing to create bags that are both super sturdy and stylee.
The Gatineau and Prescott are two of their unisex models whereas the Madeline is a bit more feminine. But hey - anything goes. The Prescott also double as a laptop bag (We tested it out. Will fit most laptops). Note the very cool vintage suspender snaps!
Posted by Annex Vintage at 8:24 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2007
It just get better and better! Those geniusy Pin Pal girls have once again outdown themselves with a batch of new ideas and card designs. First up: a new card based on their "Barnaby and Alicia" characters. B & A made their first appearance on a t-shirt earlier this year. For the card version, each character is it's own puppet, and "they hold on to each other lovingly in their snug 5 by 5 inch envelope". Too much! The Pin Pals have also brought in a new "DIY puppet" sheet (where you cut out the puppets at home) and... and and! A Pin Pals flip card. Check em out!
DIY Puppet Sheet
Pin Pal Flip Book
Posted by Annex Vintage at 10:27 PM
General 54 presents:
"From the Attic": A group show featuring screenprint artists Serigraphie Cinqunquatre, painter Corri-Lynn Tetz and illustrator/sculpter Nadia Moss.
Nov 29th – Jan 13th 2008
(Note: Due to the gift giving season, buyers will be allowed to pick up works as early as Dec 20th. To see the show in it's entirety, please come earlier in the month!)
Vernissage: Thursday Nov 29th 7pm
54 St-Viateur O.
drinks, music, art, much cake
Some things that might come from the attic: dusty books and photographs, old clothing and heirlooms, strange trinkets and discarded wallpaper, real and imagined creatures and other creepy but intriguing stuff. For this end-of-season exhibit "From the Attic" we present three artists, all of whom touch on "atticy" themes in their own way without the usual nostalgic pitfalls (particularly in evidence around this time of year).
Serigraphie Cinqunquatre contributed to our the "Airshow" group exhibit of last spring with a series of dust-toned screenprints using original and archival images of lounging children, wooden roller coasters and biplanes. Corri-Lynn Tetz is another "Airshow" alumnus who works principally with found photographs. For "From the Attic", she will present a series of new paintings based on turn of the century wedding portraits, first communion portraits and drawings taken from found internet photo-albums. And for the more nightmarish baby-in-the-attic side of things, Nadia Moss will bring a batch of new drawings along with her now notorious hybrid creatures featuring disconcerting human faces grafted onto animal bodies (Last holiday season, she made them into ornaments. This year, we can only hope!).
Nadia Moss: Nadia Moss pulls from a humorously dark imagined space. Monkeys, monsters and two-headed babies all cavort in the form of drawings and handmade dolls. Her work has been seen in the albums of such artists as Carla Bozulich, Frankie Sparo and Godspeed You! Black Emperor and has been published in The Walrus, Maisonneuve and Broken Pencil. In 2005, her book of drawings "Mr. Non Pigeon ", was published by L'Oie De Cravan. Nadia has exhibited her work in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Brooklyn.
Serigraphie Cinqunquatre: Fondée en 2003 par Alice Jarry et Jason Cantoro, Sérigraphie Cinqunquatre travaille avec différentes méthodes d’impressions - sérigraphie, lithographie, linogravure et gravure en creux - en plus de la peinture et du dessin. Parallèlement à sa production artistique, Sérigraphaphie Cinqunquatre conçoit régulièrement des affiches, des pochettes d’albums, et des designs d’impression textile pour des groupes de musique, compagnies de disques, designers de mode, promoteurs et autres. L’atelier compte parmi ses clients : Dare to Care Records, l’Esco, Rachel F, Malajube, Jesus & the Headliners, The Sainte-Catherines, Yesterday’s Ring, Kollontaï, NKI, Fat WrechChords, Bonsound et bien d’autres encore. They have exhibited their work in Montreal, Ottawa, Philedelphia, Brooklyn/New York and Chicago.
Corri-Lynn Tetz: Corri-Lynn Tetz draws attention to the banal theatricality inherent in everyday life by placing found images into the conceptual framework of traditional painting and drawing. Whether it is a hunter posing with his kill, an ebay wedding dress hung unceremoniously on the back of a door frame, both her drawings and paintings incorporate unlikely icons into a personal and cultural visual history. Corri-Lynn received her BFA from Emily Carr in Vancouver and is currently living in Montreal. Her work can be seen at the Bjornson Kajiwara gallery in Vancouver and has been featured on the album cover's of the Besnard Lakes, Pony Up! and Young Galaxy . A painting will also be included on the back cover of the upcoming A Silver Mount Zion release.
Posted by Annex Vintage at 9:22 PM
We just got these fantastic glass cuff links and money clips in from Toronto glass artist Tara Gilchrist. The cuff links really dress up a French cuff with a wee touch of colour! And the money clips are perfect for any guy (or girl) who hates the bulk of wallets, but also wants an organized back pocket! And no need to worry about chipping or cracking! These pieces all come with a one year warranty!
Posted by Annex Vintage at 6:06 PM
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Sabricole (aka a very nice lady named Sabrina) has just added this menagerie to her usual stuffed animal collection. So far she's done owls, pigeons and this latest batch of technicolour kitties! They want nothing more than to be held! Miaou! Available at the General only!
Posted by Annex Vintage at 8:45 PM