DRAWSON Blair

DRAWSON Blair

“Blair Drawson … has worked as an editorial illustrator for many of North America’s most notable magazines – among them, Time, The New Yorker, Esquire, Rolling Stone and the New York Times Magazine.”                            Details. 3, March/April 2018.

He was part of a group of young Toronto graphic artists in the late 1980’s, which included Jamie Bennett, Jeff Jackson, Anita Kunz, Maurice Vellekoop and Rene Zamic whose work had spread throughout both the North American and European markets. . “I was in New York at a symposium a couple of weeks ago and everyone was talking about what a hotbed of talent Toronto has become.” Said Kunz, “Art directors now seem to be on the look out for people from Toronto.”

Canada Post issued a stamp in this illustrator’s honour 5, April 2018.

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Dust jacket:

Not Wanted On The Voyage. Writ., Timothy Findley. Viking/Penguin Books Canada Ltd., 1984.

Stones. Writ., Timothy Findley. Viking/Penguin Books Canada Ltd., 1988.

The Telling Of Lies. Writ., Timothy Findley. Viking/Penguin Books Canada Ltd., 1986.

SOURCE:

Periodical text:

“Great Canadian Illustrators.” Details. 3, March/April 2018: 6-7. Canada Post Corp.

Newspaper:

“Vital Designs.” Writ., Christopher Hume. The Toronto Star, 20 Nov.1988: G1.