The top 7 chalkboard artists in Toronto
The days of DIY chalkboard art in Toronto are over. Chalkboard artists with a flair for fancy typography and hand-drawn design are in rising demand. From sidewalk signs to large-scale treatments, these burgeoning artists are transforming the city's signs one chalkboard at a time.
Here are my picks for the top chalkboard artists in Toronto.
This artist has transformed the chalkboards of iQ Foods, Farmacia, and The Raw Chemist. Beyond her impressive in-store menus, Elise has designed corporate chalkboard art for the head offices of LinkedIn, Facebook and Kraft Foods.
David's Tea is notorious for its chalkboard puns (e.g. the Teavil Dead, Bauteasta, Guns in Roses' Sweet Chai of Mine, and so many more). Brought to life by Adrienne Chalaturnyk, this elusive and visionary artist is better recognized by her hashtag #AnnexAdrun.
Madison van Rijn
Spot Madison's handwriting showcased in the storefront of Grow Op on Ossington. With a portfolio that includes the 50-foot mural on Bar Isabel, the Drake Hotel's Valentine's display and a large scale chalk treatment at Bellwood's Brewery, Madison's leaving her mark on the city's most beloved west-end restaurants.
Jenna Lynn Anderson
Anderson is the artist responsible for the geometric ping pong tables in the VIP lounge of SPiN Toronto. A trusted artist on the chalk scene, Jenna offers custom chalk solutions for businesses looking for standalone fonts and design. Admire her latest artwork at The Old Laurel and Black Cat Gallery.
From the Candy Factory Lofts and Jimmy's Coffee to The Carbon Bar, Jenna Chadwick is the go-to visual artist for complex typography and eye-catching calligraphy. Her wide-ranging portfolio includes murals, menu boards, displays, drawings, and prints.
A multi-disciplinary craftswoman, Ilona Fiddy of No Cent Jokes is a conceptual artist with a flair for chalkboard art and murals. Find her hand drawn designs in Clockwork Coffee and large-scale murals at pop-ups around the city.
With a steady hand in typography, Mitchell Stern has an eye for marketing. A creative entrepreneur and chalkboard artist, his chalk menus occupy Station Cold Brew, Rock Lobster, and Kan Pai Snack Bar.
Who did I miss? Add your favourite chalkboard artists in the comments.
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