Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Collab with 1925 Workbench at IDS 2016

I'm doing a little collab with furniture makers 1925 Workbench at IDS 2016.

Some of my prints will be featured in their booth.
Come Visit Booth 2128 in the Makers section.

1925 Workbench specializes in gorgeous barndoors as seen in photo above!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Two framed penguins available

I have two framed penguins available.
Great gift for the booklover in your life. 

 Great Expectations
Framed in beautiful black shadow box frame.

Love in a Cold Climate
Framed in beautiful natural shadow box frame.
 Available for pick up only

See my shop
and email me with any questions  
#art #silkscreem #penguin #books #booklover

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Framed Blue brogue Available

Framed in a lovely shadow box by Telegramme prints

Available through my shop .

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

New Big Pear now listed in my shop

I'm really happy with my new Big Pear print.

I'm extending my Open House discount of 15% off this print.
Use Code HoHoHo at Check out.

4 Colour Silkscreen print
22" X 30"
Hand printed on Stonehenge archival paper
Deckle edge on both sides
Edition of 25
Signed and Numbered
495.00 CAD
365.00 USD

Monday, November 16, 2015

Annual Open House + Print Sale

It's that time of year again...

Hope to see you there.
Alanna xo

My prints in situ

Three of my prints in a beautiful loft in Toronto.
Love the teak desk and those matching lamps!

All three of these prints are currently available in my shop. 


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Starting to frame up prints for my sale

I'm starting to frame up prints for my Open House/ Print Sale Dec 5 + 6
Here are two I recently picked up from Telegramme prints

 Framed Ranuculus bouquet 475.00
(Unframed 250.00)

Framed Japanese teapot 120.00
(Unframed 30.00)

Monday, November 9, 2015

My notecards at Type books

I took an inspirational trip to TYPE books on Queen West today and was happy to find my teNeues boxed notecards there. What a gorgeous home for them.
Felt inspired to post this photo - as I just love the colours plus the boy in the background immersed in his book is so cute. :-)

ps. If you live outside of Toronto you can also buy my cards online here
16 cards for only 10.95. USD. Dealio.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Walter Holiday cards

I have some new cards in my shop.

Holiday Walter
To purchase click here

Thursday, October 29, 2015


The Contemporary Textile Co-op is giving away 2 tickets to my talk on November 5th. 

I will be discussing:
* How to build an Illustration portfolio
* How to break into Surface Design
* How to approach Art directors
* Tips for dealing with Creative Blocks
* Tips for structuring your time as a freelance artist
* How to use Social Media to promote your work
Leave a comment on Instagram, Twitter or here 
and let me know which topic interests you most!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

My November 5th talk + Giveaway for tickets

Hi there,

My talk about my experience as an Illustrator, Artist and Surface Designer is coming up soon.
To buy tickets click here.

Thursday November 5th
401 Richmond St West Toronto
6:30 - 8:00
Presentation with Q + A to follow
Please bring your questions!

I'll be giving away 2 tickets to the talk via Instagram. 
Look out for an announcement next week. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Surface Design mockups

Working on some samples for a mug company this week...

#surfacedesign #illustration #cat #kitty #doggie #doxie #daschund

Saturday, October 3, 2015

NEWS: BOOM licensing

 I am now represented by UK based BOOM licensing. 

Boom represents some of my favourite designers including Lotta Jansdotter*, Elizabeth Olwen, Thomas Paul, Skinny LaMinx and Florence Broadhurst. I'm very happy to be in their company. 

Boom and I have already begun to explore collaborations for bedding, stationary, beauty products, wallpaper + home decor so I hope to have some new products to share with you in the next year. (!)

 Celebration dinner with my sweet Myles at FRANK at the AGO last night.

#Happy #licensing #illustration #surfacedesign 

*Lotta will always be so special to me as it's she who inspired me to move into surface design back in 2006. She was a wonderful teacher and will always be a mentor to me.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

New lettering 
#handlettering #type #lettering 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

November 5th Talk

More info on my November 5th talk in association with
The Contemporary Textile Co-op

Bring your Questions!

#Illustration #surfacedesign #printmaking #silkscreen #career #freelance #advice

Monday, September 7, 2015

Eye Likey

My work is featured on Eye Likey today. This blog has featured almost all of my all time favourite artists including Miroslav Sasek, Martin Haake,  Lotta Jansdotter, Ellsworth Kelly, and Egon Schiele. Very happy to be in their company.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Good News

Got some good news about an upcoming project last week.
Looking forward to sharing it with you.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Alphabet pattern mockup

My alphabet pattern mocked up as wallpaper

#pattern #wallpaper #fabric #repeat #illustration #type #lettering
copyright Alanna Cavanagh 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

New work for Best Health

Over the summer I completed 3 large illos and several spot illos for the September issue of Best Health magazine. It's on news stands now. Great Art direction by Jackie Shipley. 

#Illustration #women #fitness #fashion #style #lifestyle #AlannaCavanaghIllustration

Sunday, August 9, 2015

My Big lemon print available through One's King's

My Big lemon print is now available as a framed giclee print through One's King's Lane.
 It's Big!

18" x 22" and comes in a white frame. 
I think it'd look really cute in a kitchen.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

My Big scissor print in Kim's House

Big Scissors turned on it's side!

When's the best time to pin on Pinterest?

Answer: Saturday + Wednesday 8pm - 1am
Those Pinners are night owls! :-)

Found this via Jason Miles 
If you use Pinterest for business thought you'd find useful.
Very meta that I pinned it too.
#socialmedia  #hustle #businesstips

Thursday, July 30, 2015

New work: Yellow Rosie Roses pattern

  I drew this design with a pencil and was very happy with the loose quality I achieved. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New: Beep! Beep! Pattern

Created for for kid's wallpaper, bedding or apparel.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

New illustration: Ginger at the Beach

Inspired by J crew woodcut geo bathing suit and my love of halter tops!

#illustration #fashion #pattern

New illustration: City shorts

Based on some shorts I bought at Joe Fresh
(I don't wear them with these kind of sandals. :-))
#Illustration #Fashion #FashionIllustration #Pattern #Collage

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Oxford Set available on One King's Lane

My 2 drawings of oxfords are now available as a set on One King's Lane. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

NEWS: Collaboration with Papyrus

I recently worked on 3 different projects with Papyrus in California: boxed holiday cards, wedding wrapping paper, and a wedding gift card.
I worked with wonderful Art Directors Wuin Hopkins, Ed Hakari and Katri Haycock.
Can't wait to show you in 2016!

Working on New Patterns

My Doggie pattern reworked in Orange + Grey

 My Doggie pattern reworked in blue and grey

#pattern #wallpaper #doggie #whippet #beagle #bulldog #frenchbulldog

Friday, July 10, 2015

Tattly Give Away

I'm giving away 2 sets of 10 tattlys. 
To enter Like on Instagram or Twitter.
Winner announced next Monday. 

#illustration #surfacedesign

Photos from Spain Part 3: San Sebastian

San Sebastian/ Donostia by day.

San Sebastian/ Donostia at Night
Tres Glam!

 Hotel Maria Cristina

 Lion mailbox at Hotel Maria Christina

Bar at Hotel Maria Christina
Fantastic interiors and cocktails.
The Beach

Pintxos! (Tapas)

Leaving for home
Space age looking Bilbao Airport designed by Calatrava
Very groovy!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Photos from Spain Part 2: Barcelona

Housed in a stunning 19 Century apartment building with modern furnishings.
Perfect combo of old and new.
Can't say enough about it. LOVED IT.

 The floors at Hotel Praktik. Love. #Tiles
The bathroom. Loved the green tiles.

 A fantastic bookstore in El Ravel.

Fantastic lunch at La Central with Luci Guiterrez' book.

 The ceiling at La Sagrada Familia by Gaudi.

 Visit with Luci Guiterrez. :-)

 Ricardo in his fantastic bookstore Abracadabra.

Gaudi's Park Guell.
Unfortunately over run with tourists and selfie sticks!