Gary Taxali
October 2009
The Brighter Side
I love working with AD Nicholas Blechman at The New York Times Book Review.  Nicholas always gives me assignments that resonate with the way I see things when I draw pictures.  I love that feeling when I think, "You get me!".  It's a mark of a GREAT art director, as we all know.

This Illustration was a for book called "Bright-Sided - How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America" by Barbara Ehrenreich.

© Gary Taxali 2009
"True Self" Group Show
This Saturday, "True Self" a group show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery opens this Saturday, October 24th.  Gary Baseman curated the show and there is an impressive lineup of over 40 artists featuring Adam Wallacavage, Alex Prager, Amor Muñoz, Boris Hoppek, Christian Clayton, Cleon Peterson, Dalek, Dave Cooper, David Sandlin, Deedee Cheriel, Eric White, Esther Pearl Watson, Fons Schiedon, Frieda Gossett, Gary Taxali, Gary Baseman, Gerard Dubois, Gretchen Ryan, James Jean, Jonathon Rosen, Korin Faught, Lauren Bergman, Leah Hayes, Lola, The London Police, Luke Chueh, Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Mark Todd, Martha Rich, Mike Shinoda, Miso, Natalia Fabia, Orly Cogan, Ray Caesar, Rob Clayton, Robin VanValkenburgh, Ron English, Ryan Heshka, Ryan Jacob Smith, Shag, Shannon Freshwater, Tim Biskup, Travis Lampe, and more to come!

Please come if you can!  Here are details.

© Gary Taxali 2009, "True False"
Arts & Letters Club
Here is an illustration I completed for the cover of Trinity Magazine.  It's a University of Toronto publication and the feature was on the Arts & Letters Club.  I created this for Dean Mitchell at Fresh Art and Design here in Toronto,  Dean is a wonderful AD whom I've had the pleasure of working with extensively over the years.  The illustration was created traditionally using a Gocco screen printer using 3 screens. 

© Gary Taxali 2009
My Chump Dunny
This past summer, Kid Robot asked me to create an exclusive Dunny for their Series 6 Artist Set.  I was happy when they told me they wanted me to make a friend for the Dunny. 

Ladies and gentlemen, Chump Dunny (almost 3" high) and Mini Chumpee (1" high). 

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