Maurice’s Merry Christmas Cards, 2014.

December 23, 2014

This year, Maurice’s Christmas cards are striking reinterpretations of Renaissance portraits.

Check out his blog for the full collection:


Maurice Vellekoop gets the centre spread treatment.

September 12, 2014

Maurice’s show, “Cockadoodle: The Erogenous Art of Maurice Vellekoop” was given a double page review in the Manchester Evening News.

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Now showing! “Cockadoodle: The Erogenous Art of Maurice Vellekoop”

September 10, 2014

The show in Manchester, England is a flamboyant new exhibition of Maurice’s contribution to illustration, underground comics and contemporary erotica. This is Maurice Vellekoop’s first European solo exhibition with a wide selection of his erotic work on show alongside examples of his mainstream editorial work. The exhibition comes at a moment of renewed significance for Maurice as he embarks upon a graphic memoir, I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together! commissioned by the Canadian Council for the Arts and edited by author and award-winning art director Chip Kidd, to be published by Pantheon Books.

The exhibition is supported by a programme of events and activities that address notions of private shame, empowerment, sex-positivism and the often overlooked role of personal fantasy in critical cultural appreciation.

Cockadoodle: The Erogenous Art of Maurice VellekoopThe show is at Twenty Twenty Two in Manchester, England from 15 August to 13 September 2014. The show will move to a Liverpool venue and dates will be announced soon.

Curated by Bren O’Callaghan, is supported by Arts Council England, Manchester Pride and Homotopia Liverpool.



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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.

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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.