Alanna Cavanagh
I'll be exhibiting my work at the
CABBAGETOWN FESTIVAL Sept 5, 6 + 7 2014.
Hope to see you there!
May 10th 2014 New Illustrations for the KIP
I just completed illustrations with 52 Pick up for a new condo development called the KIP.

All the illustrations can be viewed at
Artscape Salon
I'm a speaker at the Artscape Salon Wednesday May 7th 2014.
I'm also donating a brooks Brothers suit print to the live auction.
April 12th 2014
My home and work appeared in the Style section of the Globe and Mail April 12th 2014 in Deirdre Kelly's 'my favourite room' column.
April 2014
I'm working on a large illustration project with the Toronto based design firm 52 Pick up. Looking forward to revealing the results in a few months!
March 2014
I'm working on a journal for Studio Oh in California.
January 25th 2014
I've just finished work on a set of boxed notecards for Te Neues. The set is called Victorian Birdies and will be available in shops world wide in September 2014.
January 10th 2014
I am currently collaborating with Crane stationary on a set of boxed notecards. They will be available in stores this summer.
Mark your calendars...

Prints / Artist's Proofs / Hot Cider

Sat December 7th 2013
12-6 pm
38 Abell St Apt 209

For more info:
Email alanna(dot)cavanagh(at)

November 2013
Book Cover for Penguin
I did a book cover for the wonderful young adult novel
Awake and Dreaming
by Kit Pearson

available through Amazon
October 15, 2013
New Tattlys

My new Apple + Pear Tattlys were released today!
July 2013

Some of my prints will be on display during the Junction Design Crawl in Toronto Friday August 23rd.
June 4 2013

My watermelon Tattly (temporary tattoo) was released today.
May 2013

I attended SURTEX: The National Surface Design show in New York May 19th - 21st.
April 7 2013

My capsule collection at the Bay was released in all 90 stores of the Bay today.
It consists of: 4 canapé plates, a garden themed tea towel, a butterfly mug, floral oven mitts and a matching apron - all united in a very springy palette of juicy oranges purples + lime green.
April 3 2013

I illustrated the cover for the latest issue of Home Decor magazine Covet Garden
March 20 2013

I'll be contributing a print + speaking at The Artscape Salon Wed May 22. Cocktails! Live Auction! Dinner by the City's Top chefs! See you there.
For tickets:
March 19th 2013

My first Tattly was launched today.
Tattlys are temporary tattoos created by designers + illustrators around the world. The company was created by Tina Roth Eisenberg - aka the wildly popular designer swiss miss.
March 12 2013
I am working on 4 more animated videos for the LCBO.
Creative by BLAMMO Advertising agency.
March 9 2013
I'm working on an illustration for Smithsonian magazine.
February 28th 2013
I'm working on a cover for Covet Garden magazine.
February 14th 2013
I have a new series of small Kitchen prints.
Set of 2 for 30.00
See my shop for images.
January 1 2013
Capsule collection for the Bay

A small collection of my home products including plates and cups will debut at The Bay in April 2013.
December 23rd 2012

My Christmas tea towel for the Bay appeared on the cover of the Weekend post.
December 14th

I've created several new patterns.
Please see the Surface design section of my website.
December 12th 2012

I will be attending SURTEX: The national surface design show at The Javitts Centre in NYC next May. Come visit me in Booth 340 May 19-21st!
Dec 10th 2012
New Small Brogue print

I have a new small brogue shoe silkscreen print
It is 60.00 and available in my shop.
December 6th 2012

I'm working on a bookcover for Puffin books.
Art Director Lisa Jaeger.
November 13th 2012
Christmas Tea towel for The Bay

I created a Christmas Tea towel exclusively for The Bay. It is 100% Linen and produced by Ulster Weavers. It retails for 14.95.
You can purchase in stores or online here:
Oct 13th 2012
The Globe and Mail

Four of my shoe illustrations appear in the Focus section of today's Globe and Mail. They accompany an article by Ian Brown on the quest for the perfect shoe.
October 2012
Collection for The Hudson's Bay

I am working on some more products for the Hudson's Bay which will be released Spring 2013. Look out for plates, mugs, cushions and more.
September 28th 2012
Happy Birthday Shawn
We miss you dearly.
September 27 2012
Food Share donation

I am donating my Empty Belly silk screen print to Foodshare's signature fundraiser "Recipe for Change" which takes place on February 28 2013.
September 26th
I am working on some fun greeting cards for Marion Heath.
They will appear in Spring 2013.
September 20 2012
Project Canoe
I am donating two prints to Project Canoe's Silent auction in November.
In conjunction with The Queen West Art Crawl I will be hosting a Studio Sale Saturday Sept 15th 12-6.
38 Abell St.
There will be great deals on Prints, Artist Proofs, + Greeting cards.

Added Bonus: You get to snoop through my studio.

Please RSVP to alanna(dot)cavanagh(at)gmail(dot)com to receive 10% off all prints.
August 2012
Currently working on a project with Sputnik Design and
Creative Director Karen Satok
July 12 2012
Just completed an illustration for Sport + Style magazine in France.
Art director: Carine Lepied
June 2012
I'm working on a collection of new products for the Hudson's Bay Company.
They'll be in stores March 2013.
May 2012
I attended the SURTEX and ICFF shows in New York as a correspondent for uppercase magazine.
April 30th 2012
Videos for LCBO

I've just completed illustrations for 3 animated films for the LCBO.
I worked in conjunction with Blammo Advertising agency + Poster Boy editing. Creative director Andrew Simon + Art director Grant Cleland were both dreamy to work with!

You can view the videos here:
March 26 2012
The Hudson's Bay commissioned me along with Virginia Johnson + Bev Hisey to design a tea towel for their designer series. The tea towels will be available in stores + on line in mid April.
See my blog for photos!
March 15th 2012
I'm working on an animated project with Blammo Advertising agency.
February 28 2012
Have been drawing lots of women + wine glasses for a project I can't tell you about yet!
February 15th 2012
My big orange scissor print appeared on the Herman Miller blog in the office of Uppercase magazine publisher Janine Vangool.
February 5 2012
Three of my silk screen prints appear in the March Issue of Style at home magazine in the home office of Kara Reed.
January 12 2012
I'm currently working on a new book cover for Penguin Books and a comp for an Off Broadway play.
Dec 18 2011
I have a new silk screen print "Lacey Legs,".
It measures 6" X 9" and is 75.00

For details please visit the Silk screen print section of my website.

Dec 10 2011

I've just completed a very fun collaboration with a Canadian company that I love... alas I can't reveal the details till 2012. Stay tuned!
December 7th 2011
Thanks to everyone who came to the sale! xo
Sat. December 3rd
2-6 pm

Framed + unframed prints, Artist proofs, Greeting cards + Hot cider!
November 15th 2011
Penguin Books Canada has purchased a triptych of my prints for their Head office in Toronto
November 14th 2011
I donated my Empty Belly print to an auction for Project Canoe - a great organization that sends youth to camp.
Design Lines
October 17th 2011
My silk screen Alphabet cards are featured in the Winter Issue of Design Lines
In association with Culture days
I am holding a Studio Open House Friday Sept 30 5-8pm
38 Abell St
Apt 209

Please RSVP to
Sept 6th 2011
Where's Essential Guide to Toronto.

I'm included in an article on contemporary artists in Where's Essential Guide to Toronto.
Sept 2 2011
Canadian House + Home

In the latest issue of Canadian House + Home my Bernard Shaw penguin print is included in Betty Ann Jordan's article "Book Club". The piece explores how the printed word currently plays muse for a host of Canadian artists.
August 26th 2011
Design Traveller.

Interviewed today by Oslo based interior designer Anna Smith for Design Traveller.
August 22 2011 (RIP Jack Layton)
Print Giveaway

Emma Reddington of the marionhousebook is hosting a give away for my new print on her blog. Visit her blog to enter.
August 11th
I just completed work on a poster campaign with the design firm Sali Tabacchi.
The posters will be revealed in September.
August 5th
New Print

I have a new print available called An Empty Belly.
It includes quotations about food written in my quiggly writing and is the perfect gift for your favourite foodie!
It is 125.00.
Please see images in Silk screen print section.
July 29th
Starting Aug 1st my shoe silk screen prints will be sold through the Bata Shoe Museum gift shop.
327 Bloor Street West, Toronto
July 26th 2011
I've completed an illustration for the cover of the novel I wished for you by Amy Huberman. It's published for Penguin Ireland.
July 2011
My prints are now available through Oliver Yaphe's online shop.
International shipping available!

In Toronto my prints continue to be available at both locations of Telegramme prints.
June 2011
Mural at Good Egg
I recently painted a 'Garden of Earthly Delights' mural on the window of Good Egg
in Kensington Market. It is my ode to Swedish textile designer Josef Frank.
Go check it out at 267 Augusta Ave.
May 2011
I'm in New York.
You can reach me at alanna(dot)cavanagh(at)gmail(dot)com
April 18 2011
I'm planning a trip to NYC in May

While there I'll be delivering a custom silk screen print to Paul Buckley of Penguin Books, attending a Creative morning with Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka swiss miss) + and interviewing surface designer Lourdes Sanchez for uppercase magazine.
(plus eating lots of bagels)
April 1 2011
I'm currently working on a piece for Elle magazine on the subject of Androgyny.
March 15th 2011
I was commissioned by Target to do illustrations for their website for Earth month.
They will appear on line for the month of April.
February 23rd 2011
I'm working on some new designs for wallpaper.
January 26 2011
I've created a whimsical mural for Style at Home's booth at The Interior Design show. The show runs from January 27-31 at the Metro Convention Centre.
December 20th 2010
I've just completed a third edition of my Alphabet legs print.
Please see the silk screen section of my website for pics and pricing.
December 15th 2010
I've been commissioned to illustrate The 2011 Earth Day bag for Target.
December 11th 2010
My Brooks Brothers print is featured in The National Post's Christmas Gift Guide
today. It is available at Telegramme prints.
December 1st 2010
I've just completed a 2nd edition of my small dress judy print.
It measures 8" X 10" and is 95.00
Beginning December 4th it will available through Telegramme prints and The Workroom in Toronto.
November 26th 2010
Beginning Dec 1st my prints will be available framed and unframed at the two locations of Telegramme Prints in Toronto. The shop addresses are:
1103 Queen St East in Leslieville and
194 Ossington Avenue in the West End.
November 6th 2010.
For my customers in Quebec...
Some of my prints are now available at
Royer Objets & Trouvailles
207 Avenue Laurier Ouest
in Montréal
October 15, 2010.
I've received a special commission to create a custom silk screen print for Paul Buckley, Creative Director of Penguin Books USA.
October 1 2010
My Bernard Shaw print appears in the latest edition of the new online magazine Covet Garden
Please Note: While I am in the middle of studio renovations email is the preferred way to contact me: alanna(dot)cavanagh(at)
Thank you.
Please note I have a new telephone number:
Please Ring 416. 535. 2635
MY STUDIO IS CLOSED from Sept 22 - 30th.
Thanks for your patience.
September 9th 2010
I've just completed a cover for United Airline's in flight magazine "Hemispheres".
September 1 2010
My Reading for Profit print is featured in this month's Canadian House + Home. It's found on the Trend Watch page which focuses on Ivy League style.
I am hosting a moving sale this Sat Aug 28 and Sun Aug 29 12-5.
Framed prints, Unframed prints, Artist proofs and Note card sets available.

July 28th 2010
I've just completed a third edition of my s is for swing silk screen prints.
Each print is signed and numbered.
They measure 15" X 22" and are 450.00.
Please contact me if you'd like to purchase a print.
July 22, 2010
Hello Heartbreak
I completed the cover illustration + hand lettering for the novel "Hello Heartbreak" by Amy Huberman. It's published by Penguin and available through Amazon.
July 12th 2010
My design for Good Egg's bookmark is in the shop now.
July 6th 2010
I'm working on a new book cover for St. Martin's Press in New York

July 5th 2010

Uppercase Magazine Issue 6 is in shops now.
It contains my interview with the wonderful UK based illustrator Debbie Powell.
July 3rd 2010
I've completed a new edition of my Room of One's Own Print.
It measures 26" X 40".
Please contact me if you are interested in this print.

June 7th 2010
I've completed a second edition of my Reading for Profit print.
It measures 26" X 40" and is printed on 100% archival Maidstone paper.
It is then coffee + tea stained by hand.

Please contact me if you are interested in this print.
May 24th 2010
I've begun a second edition of my Reading for Profit Penguin Book print. Please email me to be put on the waiting list for this print.
May 3rd, 2010
Three of my prints appear in the current issue of Canadian House and Home. A Room of One's Own, Alphabet legs and Ochre Mannequin are featured in the home of Chef, TV Host, and cookbook author Trish Magwood.
April 27th, 2010
The book Impressive: Printmaking, Letterpress and Graphic Design published by Gestalten is hot off the press. Some of my silk screens have been featured in the book.
April 15th, 2010
I've just completed a new silk screen print entitled
Big Brogue shoe.
It is for sale in the Silk screen section of my website.
April 9th 2010
I've posted lots more work in the Illustration section of my website.
March 22, 2010.
New Work
I've posted 6 new illustration pieces to my website.
March 16th 2010
I will be interviewing UK based illustrator Debbie Powell for the next issue of uppercase magazine.
February 15, 2010.
I'm working on some tote bags for the kitchen and design shop Good Egg in Kensington Market.
February 3, 2010.
Uppercase magazine

The latest issue of Uppercase magazine is hot off the press and in stores now!
It contains my interview with the wonderful German illustrator Martin Haake.
In Toronto you can purchase the magazine at Good Egg, Type Books and the Workroom. (three of my favorite places)
February 2, 2010
I'm working on a series of hand lettered postcards called Quotes for Creative people.
January 29, 2010.
I'm donating a silk screen print to the Heartbeats for Africa benefit. The auction takes places on Sat Feb 13th with all proceeds going to the Stephen Lewis foundation.

January 22, 2010
I'm working on a new book cover with Penguin Books Canada.
January 8th 2010
Canadian House and Home
The February issue of Canadian House and Home features my Reading for Profit print and small scissor print in the home of Tanya Linton.
December 16/09.
Style at Home Magazine
The February issue of Style at Home magazine features a piece on the mural I created for Hollace Cluny. See the Press section for some pics.
November 28/09.

Gestalten Publishing in Germany has asked me to submit some of my prints for a book entitled Printmaking Rediscovered. Release date is Spring 2010.
November 23/09.
Samantha Pynn (host of Pure Design on HGTV and contributor to Style at Home magazine) will be featuring some of my prints on Breakfast Television this Friday.
(Tune in: City TV. 6-9 am)
November 21/09.
My Brooks Brothers suit prints are now completed and available framed through Hollace Cluny at 1070 Yonge St. in Toronto.
They make an excellent Christmas gift for the stylish man in your life. hint hint.
November 14/09.
Today's Globe and Mail features an article on the mural I created for Hollace Cluny.
It's in the Style section written by Danny Sinopoli.

October 26/09
I've begun work on a 2nd edition of my large Brooks Brothers Suit print.
Please see my blog for pics of the whole inky process!
They measure 26" X 40' and will be for sale in November.
October 7/09.
The wall mural which I created for Hollace Cluny is now up!
My illustrations can also be seen in red vinyl on the shop window.
Please see my blog for pics or take a peek in person at 1070 Yonge St. in Toronto.
October 6/09.
Uppercase magazine Issue 3 is hot off the press. It contains my interview with German illustrator Olaf Hajek.
September 1/09

I completed a book cover for Opportunity Rings by Sheryl Steinberg published by Key Porter Books. The book is in stores now.
August 5/09.
I've been commissioned to create a large wall mural for Hollace Cluny. Installation will take place the first week of October.
July 18/09
I've just returned from Berlin where I interviewed the German illustrators Martin Haake, Olaf Hajek, and Monika Aichele for Uppercase magazine. The interviews will appear in Fall 2009 and early 2010.
June 11/09
Just completed a book cover for Penguin UK.
Worked with the lovely and talented designer Ami Smithson.

June 8/09
Have just completed a third edition of my oversized Penguin book prints.
Virginia Woolf and George Bernard Shaw titles are available.
Please contact me for prices and availability.

June 6/09
My large silk screen scissor print will be reproduced in uppercase magazine. It will accompany an article on the history of Fiskers scissors (those famous orange scissors from Finland).

June 1/09
Currently working on illustrations for a book entitled “What to Wear for the Rest of your Life” written by Kim Johnson Gross (writer of the Chic Simple series of books).