Inspired by vintage packaging, Indianborn, Toronto-based illustrator Gary Taxali’s playful work always contains type and pictorial elements. These are joined by his hand-drawn doodles and cartoon-like characters: ‘The idea of creating something that looks as if it’s been defaced or vandalized is something I have always been drawn to,’ he explains. He likes the dichotomy that collage offers: ‘The surprise factor coupled with a degree of control of placement makes it wholly unique as an art form.’ He combines pages from science textbooks with Indian elements and his unique hand-drawn type. The type and drawings are scanned and then ...

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