Dear Concordia students,
Your beloved Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore is now the 3rd home to the Montreal Stamps! Freshly wrapped and delivered, they are closer than ever! Pick up your fave stamp and a brand new black ink pad to go along with it!
Located at 2150 Bishop st. just behind the Hall building!

Dear Concordia students,


Your beloved Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore is now the 3rd home to the Montreal Stamps! Freshly wrapped and delivered, they are closer than ever! Pick up your fave stamp and a brand new black ink pad to go along with it!


Located at 2150 Bishop st. just behind the Hall building!

Just added some new photos and options to the Katie Brioux Shop! Currently the only ink pad available is classic BLACK but soon to be in stock are RED, ORANGE, TURQUOISE, BLUE, MAGENTA and GREEN.

These bright colours are extremely hard to come by (believe me!). In my search for effective and satisfactory ink pads for my stamps, I searched all over the interwebs. Most office supply stores sell standard colours; black, red, and sometimes blue. My parents found a large green ink pad at an art supply store for me, but for the most part, green, and all other colours, are extremely hard to find. My favourite of all the new ones is the wonderful royal purple ink pad (photo above). It’s so sharp and bold on paper!

If you prefer to buy in person, I brought a few of these very juicy and colourful ink pads to Affiche en Tête, all wrapped and ready for stamping. Another location where you can buy some ink pads with the Montreal stamps is Art POP, which currently stocks black ink pads only (for the moment). Both stores carry an assortment of all 5 of the Montreal Stamps.

I’ll be posting again as soon as I receive more colours - for online and in stores!

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So over the past few months I’ve been scoping out local Montreal boutiques and stores looking for new places to sell my Montreal Stamps. There are a few artists whose products I keep noticing all over, and are also Montreal-inspired and similar enough to my own — it’s encouraging because I know I’m in the right place! 

One artist who I first noticed at the gift shop at le musée d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal, Pointe-à-Callières, is Benoit Tardif. I bought one of his blank cards featuring a Montreal Canadians hockey player with Olive Oyl arms. The drawing is so simple and sweet, it just made me smile and I couldn’t resist.

When I brought my stamps to their most recent home, Affiche en Tête, I noticed that they were also selling Benoit Tardif’s cards and prints! I looked them up and it appears that Benoit Tardif, among a few other artists, make up a small stationary publishing house called Paperole, located in Montreal. I really admire the design and illustration work of Mr. Tardif and thought I’d give a little shoutout to a fellow Montrealer and illustrator. Vous m’inspirez avec vos illustrations plein d’humour et votre style simplistique et beau.

To follow Benoit Tardif on tumblr, check out his stuff here.

My Montreal stamps now have another home in the city! You can pick some up at “Affiche en Tête” located at 2034 Mont Royal Est.
Affiche en Tête is a framing shop situated on the far east side of the plateau. Although they primarily sell framing as a service, they also sell many pieces of art and artwork made my local artists from Montreal. The owner who I met with had contacted me and wanted to know if I’d be interested in bringing in my stamps! Affiche en Tête sells a lot of cards and other beautifully crafted Montreal-inspired gifts, and the stamps fit right in. 
(I know I keep saying this but) more stamp designs are in the mix!
Stay tuned
k

My Montreal stamps now have another home in the city! You can pick some up at “Affiche en Tête” located at 2034 Mont Royal Est.

Affiche en Tête is a framing shop situated on the far east side of the plateau. Although they primarily sell framing as a service, they also sell many pieces of art and artwork made my local artists from Montreal. The owner who I met with had contacted me and wanted to know if I’d be interested in bringing in my stamps! Affiche en Tête sells a lot of cards and other beautifully crafted Montreal-inspired gifts, and the stamps fit right in. 

(I know I keep saying this but) more stamp designs are in the mix!

Stay tuned

k

TV logo I created for my dad’s website redesign (soon to be unveiled)!

TV logo I created for my dad’s website redesign (soon to be unveiled)!

Here’s a look at my entry for Fossil’s 30th anniversary tin design contest. Top image is the top of the tin, and the bottom image is the wrap-around design for the tin’s body.

The contest theme is “30 years on the open road.”

I think the look I was going for was a 1950s all-american Saul Bass, Pan Am, colourful modern cartoon hybrid.

I heard about this contest pretty late and only thought of ideas for a design a bit last minute. I don’t expect to win first place (which is 5000$), but I’d love to be in the 30 designers who get to have their tin made!

Contest is here: fossil.promo.eprize.com/30th/

Voting begins March 25th! ;)

Slowly building my own mini repertoire of vector icons to use whenever I need them.

Slowly building my own mini repertoire of vector icons to use whenever I need them.

More icons / infographics (sans info) from some of my contract graphic design work.

More icons / infographics (sans info) from some of my contract graphic design work.

I’ve been doing some contract work recently and made these interweb icons today.

I’ve been doing some contract work recently and made these interweb icons today.

It’s official! My Montreal stamps have a second home!! NOW available at local artisan boutique: ArtPOP, 129 ave Mont Royal Est!

ArtPOP is a super cute little store, just on the corner of Mont Royal ave and rue de Buillon, close to Mont Royal metro station. ArtPOP supports over 40 local Montreal artists, selling artwork, photographs, cards, hand-knit items, magnets, clothing, pillows, jewelry, and lots more. All the items for sale are made in Montreal by artists from the city.

I’m really proud and happy to finally be a part of a store like this, and can’t wait to see my stamps in more stores all over Montreal!