While we whittle away at creating a better web presence for the shop. I thought I would do a big post highlighting some of the amazing art products you can find at Mixed Media.
Join us on Sunday April, 30th from 2-4pm for an in-store appearance from Toronto author and urban observer, Shawn Micallef. We’ll be celebrating the launch of his new book, Frontier City and also discussing The Trouble With Brunch and Stroll. After the talk, we’ll head out for a small walk around James St. North. This is sure to be an engaging conversation. We’ve wanted to being Shawn into town for a while now. Really honoured to present this to Hamilton. Event is free to attend and Shawn’s books will be available for purchase.
You can check out our full listing of 2017 calendars and planners here. Here’s a few standouts we are happy to feature this year:
The always adorable animal illustrations by Ryan Berkley are highlighted here in 12 wild months. Prints and books by Berkley Illustration always sell out and we’re sure this calendar will be gone quick.
We didn’t stock Nikki’s calendar last year and we got an earful from people who love living with these paper cut images through the year. A sense of nature and community can be found from month to month. A truly engaging calendar.
The book was a real hit last year – and this colouring calendar of amazing places by Ontario-based artist, Steve McDonald is sure to make your walls pop!
We are happy to say there is lots of choice this Holiday season when it comes to books about Hamilton and books by Hamiltonians. Here’s what we got in stock right now:
Did you know we carried the following hard-to-find Made in the USA lines:
1. Tattly – Designy and temporary tattoos for kids and adults! Tattly works with some of the best illustrators and designers to create fun art for your skin that will come off. Great for parties!
2. Field Notes – One of our best-selling items throughout the year and a proven hit when it comes to stocking stuffers. We are fully stocked when it comes to these amazing little notebooks.
3. Juniper Ridge – If you smell the forest as you browse the shop this holiday season, more than likely you are getting a whiff of Juniper Ridge’s products. Harvested from the forest floors of California and distilled the old fashioned way – these body washes, soaps and perfumes are sure to transport you back to summer.
4. Uncle Goose – We are big fans of wood blocks and the ones from Uncle Goose are some of the best. Beautifully designed and made for play, Christmas is not complete without some blocks under the tree.
*If you are looking for a specific item from any of these companies and we do not have it in-store – we may be able to order in time for Christmas.
We’re very excited to have these amazing reproduction maps from Civic Atlas featuring 19th century panoramic bird’s eye views of Hamilton. Beautifully printed and framed in-house – we know these maps will be a big hit this holiday season!