Happy International Women’s Day

INSTUDIO asked 2010 grad Katherine Verhoeven to celebrate March 8th with a feature illustration. You can view more of Kat’s work online.

 

Illustration by Katherine Verhoeven

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Black History Month

INSTUDIO asked 2016 Illustration grad Koko Lee to create an illustration in recognition of Black History Month. The result – a whimsical work inspired by Maya Angelou’s quote, “I know why the caged bird sings.” View more of Koko’s work online.

 

Illustration by Koko Lee
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Your brain on books

To mark another amazing book awards season (see here, here and here) INSTUDIO asked 2016 Illustration grad Daria Domnikova to chart the inner landscape of a reader, with stunning results. You can join Daria any time in celebrating the joy of reading or view more of her work online.

 

 

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Carousel fantastical: The return of the Ex

INSTUDIO asked 2016 Illustration grad Avery Kua to help us celebrate us celebrate summer at the CNE. Watch a time-lapsed video of Avery’s creative process in Carousel Illustration Speed Draw. Or, view more of her work online.

 

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Happy Birthday, Canada!

For INSTUDIO’s latest illustration, 2015 grad Paige Clark celebrates the national holiday by invoking a little Canadiana. View more of Paige’s work online



Happy Birthday, Canada!, Paige Clark, 2016
Happy Birthday, Canada!|Paige Clark, 2016
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Happy first-ever Pride Month, Canada!

For INSTUDIO’s June illustration, 2016 grad Kyle Stewart wishes you a joyous and peace-filled Pride. View more of Kyle’s work online



Happy first-ever Pride Month, Canada!, Kyle Stewart, 2016
Happy first-ever Pride Month, Canada!|Kyle Stewart, 2016
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Earth Day 2016!

For INSTUDIO’s April illustration feature, 2015 grad Lynden Joudrey celebrates the goodwill and diversity of our planet. View more of Lynden’s work online.



Earth Day 2016!, Lynden Joudrey
Earth Day 2016!|Lynden Joudrey, 2016
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A better tomorrow

For INSTUDIO’s March illustration feature, 2015 grad Deshi Deng rejects the dystopian, offering her take, instead, on a better tomorrow. View more of Deshi’s work online.

 

A better tomorrow, Deshi Deng
A better tomorrow|Deshi Deng, 2016
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Who’s dating whom in Toronto… and how often

Single doesn’t have to mean lonely this Valentine’s Day — not in a city as vibrant as ours, and definitely not according to findings from the 2016 NOW LOVE AND SEX SURVEY. INSTUDIO asked OCAD U Graphic Design student Shaheer Tarar to dive into data supplied by Now and create a picture of how we date.

The resulting visualization shows how frequently Torontonians date according to age, gender and sexual orientation. A matrix was used to organize survey respondents by age (see the columns) and frequency of dates (see the rows). Each dot represents a person — with an inner-circle colour identifying gender and an outer-circle colour identifying sexual orientation. 
 

Who’s dating whom in Toronto, and how often visualizes the 735 Torontonians who fully completed the survey. Want to learn more about how they lusted and loved? See full survey results at nowtoronto.com/love-and-sex-guide.

 

Who’s dating whom in Toronto… and how often, Shaheer Tarar, 2016

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Dating patterns and presumptions:

  • The grass isn’t always greener. That is, no one is dating as much as we think that they are. Across all categories of respondents, ‘several times a week’ was selected by a comparative few.
  • Toronto youth really embrace diversity. In the 19–25 age group, dating frequency is fairly even across the board, with similar numbers of people going out ‘weekly;’ ‘monthly;’ ‘less often, if ever;’ or responding with the words ‘at this point…’
  • Millennials aren’t that easy to peg. The majority of those aged 26–35 date weekly. But a surprisingly high number in this group also identified their dating frequency as either ‘monthly’ or with the words ‘at this point…’
  • Our second-timers are a whole new breed. No clear pattern emerged in the 36–45 age group. Are these the divorce and re-marry years, or is middle age just a lot more fun?
  • Either love wins at some point, or Netflix does. Most of those aged 46–55 identified their dating frequency as ‘at this point…’ A high number still admitted to dating, albeit only ‘monthly’ or ‘less often.’
  • Some romance required? Most of those aged 56–69 described their dating frequency with the words ‘at this point…’ For this age group, the selection got double the number of respondents than the three other most popular answers.
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How to get revenge on an ex…

For INSTUDIO’s February illustration feature (an anti-Valentine’s day special!), 2015 grad Heidi Berton considers the enduring question of how to get revenge on an ex. View more of Heidi’s work at heidiberton.com.

 

How to get Revenge on Your Ex, Heidi Berton
How to get Revenge on Your Ex|Heidi Berton, 2016
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