Baby It’s Cold Outside

January 3, 2014


Illustration by Maurice Vellekoop. We are wishing you a Warm and Happy 2014. It is certainly not warm here in Toronto today!

Tempus Fugit

December 6, 2013


Art by Maurice Vellekoop.


Happy Thanksgiving Weekend.

November 29, 2013


Here is Maurice Vellekoop’s commission from The Boston Globe for an article titled, “Thanksgiving, or how to eat American politics,” by Rachel Laudan, author of “Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History”. Her piece traces the evolution of the ‘traditional’ turkey dinner as a kind of populist reaction against stuffy, aristocratic, European modes of dining. Sarah Josepha Hale, editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book (pictured bottom left) democratically proposed inviting children to join adults in a simple, nutritious meal that was a reaction against the fancy sauces and elaborate molded desserts beloved of monarchs across the Atlantic. It was she who persuaded Abraham Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday 150 years ago.

Maurice Vellekoop draws The Many Faces of Glenn Pushelberg

November 12, 2013

Maurice Vellekoop creates a unique gift for Glenn Pushelberg on his approaching significant birthday. Maurice was commissioned by George Yabu to create an original watercolour-on-paper ABC book for Glenn’s Birthday. Maurice came up with sketches based on text that George supplied for this one-of-a-kind book.  The amazing Don Taylor, a Toronto book binder, created a plate using Maurice’s hand drawn typography for the embossed cover.  Here is the cover and just a few inside pieces.

Glenn-cover Glenn-A Glenn-B




LA Cage Aux Folles, The Criterion Collection

October 15, 2013

Maurice Vellekoop was commissioned to create the cover and inside visuals for this CD package and booklet.




Maurice Vellekoop’s York University Pride 2013

July 2, 2013

Maurice created this image for York University 2013 Pride booth and other various swag…. like a fan and stickers. Click on the image and link to Maurice’s Blog to see the applications.


Unexpect Reappearance of 1992 Poster

June 28, 2013

Maurice Vellekoop’s 1992 Aids Committee of Toronto poster was featured in the Toronto Star’s Life Section front page story on the work of ACT and other Toronto Aids advocates.


More BEAUTY the GUIDE web Banners by Maurice Vellekoop

June 18, 2013

Here are a few more of Maurice Vellekoop’s BEAUTY the GUIDE magazine web Banners. You can see them pop up on some social media sites.


Reactor-MVellekoop BeautyBanners

Harry’s Summer Sale Ad by Maurice Vellekoop

June 13, 2013


Maurice Vellekoop’s Harry Rosen Markdown Ad

May 27, 2013