I found Toronto based artist Alanna Cavanagh through one of my favourite blogs, Ill Seen, Ill Said. Her screen printed Penguin Books book covers have such an authentic vintage feel that I was immediately drawn to them and wanted to see more. In addition to A Room Of One's Own by Virginia Woolf, she has also printed Watching Birds by James Fisher and The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism & Fascism by Bernard Shaw in the same style. Beyond screen printing and illustrating them, she applies a technique that gives the prints an aged quality, so in the end, they resemble more your favourite well-worn book covers than clean and bright newly printed screen prints.
Alanna works as an illustrator, screen printer and typographer. Her work has been featured in Canadian House & Home, Uppercase magazine, The Globe & Mail, and many other online and print publications. Currently you can purchase her prints at Hollace Cluny, 1070 Yonge Street, Toronto.
Be sure to check out Alanna's website as well as her lovely blog too.
Have a great Tuesday!
(photo: Alanna Cavanagh)