Canadian Heroes greeting cards
Toronto illustrator Wendy Tancock loosely doodles art and phrases on crockery, aprons and cards, all of which are Made in Canada (of course). Her latest series is called Canadian Heroes, riffing on Canadiana both cultural and historical (as the daughter of a Canadian history teacher, she comes by the latter honestly). Tancock goes from hockey jerseys and two-fours to musings on heritage stand-bys like Muskoka chairs, Tommy Douglas and DeHavilland Beavers but also on cult classics such as Tim Horton, poutine and our beloved Mr Dressup.
$4.95 at stores like Paperboy, Teatro Verde and the AGO in Toronto, Crocus & Ivy in Regina, Chicken Scratch in Edmonton, Paper Root in Calgary, Le Panier in Point Claire, The Papery in Ottawa, Bolen Books in Victoria and BookMark, Gigi B and K’Imprints in Vancouver (800-664-9642, wendytancockdesign.com)