Carolyn was recently commissioned by The Spectator Magazine to illustrate a Christmas short story by Susan Hill in the current issue on the newsstands in the UK, Canada, the USA, the Euro Zone and beyond.
Click here to view the online version of the story titled, “The boy who dreams: A Christmas short story by Susan Hill”
December 19, 2018
From 1986 to 1992 Reactor’s artists and designers provided Bata Shoes with retail consultation, seasonal brand positioning, tactical advertising, promotions, in-store P.O.P. and magazine advertising for 500 stores across Canada. These are four of the Holiday display posters from over the years. Louis Fishauf is the art director. The art is by Jamie Bennett, Blair Drawson, Jeff Jackson and Maurice Vellekoop.
Illustration by Jamie Bennett
Illustration by Blair Drawson
Illustration by Jeff Jackson
December 4, 2018
Illustration by Maurice Vellekoop
For a number of years in the 1980’s Reactor was the agency of record for Bata Canada. On a regular basis we created in-store point of sale materials for the 500 or so Bata Shoe stores across Canada. These are two Thanksgiving posters art directed by Louis Fishauf and illustrated by Bill Russell and Paula Munck.
Cornucopia, ink and watercolours on paper by Bill Russell
Turkey, gouache on board, by Paula Munck.
November 21, 2018
A toast to the New Year! We’re looking forward to what lies ahead. Illustration by Carolyn Gowdy.
January 10, 2018
Fiona Smyth and everyone at Reactor wishes you a Happy New Year!
January 8, 2018
Again this year Jason created outstanding art for YRT’s holiday bus.
January 5, 2018
Here is a link to special Christmas 2017 issue of The Spectator Magazine. Carolyn has illustrated the Christmas Ghost Story by Andrew Michael Hurley. You can see the story and Carolyn’s illustration here.
December 15, 2017
Maurice Vellekoop painted this striking set of gouache Christmas cards for the 2016 holiday season.
December 20, 2016
Stay warm on this snowy Monday friends! We feel especially cozy looking at Alëna Skarina’s 2016 Xmas card.
December 12, 2016
Just in time for Christmas! Maurice Vellekoop recently created this illustration for the The Walrus‘ article about the history of Saint Nicholas.
December 2, 2016