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Fine art, pop culture and 1930s style iconography and graphics are intertwined in the unique retro style of this award winning illustrator and artist.
"Gary Taxali visually blends now with then. His style, inspired by vintage comics and advertising art, is repurposed with the goal of communicating the ironies and comical essence of popular culture. His work is at once alluring and endearing. Despite the vintage look, he is neither maudlin nor nostalgic. His imagery is rich in satiric verve."
- Steven Heller
Gary Taxali (www.garytaxali.com) is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in many major magazines. He has exhibited in many galleries and museums throughout North America and Europe including The Jonathan LeVine Gallery.
A limited edition Gary Taxali print featuring the artwork from his six collector coin designs can also be ordered at www.taxalionline.com/coins-limited-edition-print.html.
In 2005, he launched his first vinyl toy, The Toy Monkey, which included a special edition along with a silkscreen print commissioned by The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. This led Gary to create his own toy company, Chump Toys, which eventually saw the release of his OH NO and OH OH vinyl figures.
Aside from his gallery shows and illustration work, Gary also devotes a portion of his time teaching and lecturing at various arts organizations and schools such as OCAD University (Toronto, Canada), The Art Director's Club of Houston (Houston, USA), Dankmarks Designskole (Copenhagen, Denmark) and Istituto Europeo Di Design (Rome, Italy). He is a Founding Member of IPA (The Illustrators' Partnership of America) and sits on the Advisory Board of 3×3: The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration as well as the Stamp Advisory Committee for Canada Post. Gary has also juried many student and professional competitions including The Juno's (Screening Committee), The Society of Illustrators, The National Magazine Awards, The Dallas Society of Visual Communications and 3×3: The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration.
Gary created the cover art and inside illustrations for Aimee Mann's latest album @#%&*! Smilers, which won a 2009 Grammy Award Nomination for Best Package Design.
Last year, he released his first children's book entitled This Is Silly!, published by Scholastic Press. This past fall saw the release of his monographs entitled, I Love You, OK? published by teNeues in Germany and Mono Taxali published by 27_9 in Italy. He lives and works in Toronto.
Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Fast Company, Reader's Digest, Business Week, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Converse, Levi's, Sony, McSweeny's, MTV, Coca-Cola
American Illustration, Communication Arts Illustration Annual, Society of Illustrators (Gold Medal), Print, Society of Publication Designers, National Magazine Awards (Gold Medal), Chicago Creative Club, The Advertising and Design Club of Canada, National Gold Addy and Shortlist for a Cannes Lion
O Canada Set
Baby Gift Set
Wedding Gift Set
Birthday Gift Set
Tooth Fairy Gift Card