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Tag: National Post

Seth Redesigns Canadian Notes & Queries

by Dan
Graphica / July 13, 2010

Canadian Notes & Queries Cover designed by Seth

Canadian cartoonist Seth (George Sprott, Wimbledon Green) has found time between drawing comics for D+Q and illustrations for The Walrus et al, to redesign the thrice-yearly Canadian Notes & Queries magazine in his trademark style. In an email to The National Post about the new design, he said: 

“It’s a lot of work to redesign a magazine and I was pretty busy. But it was really something that sounded like a challenge. And it couldn’t have been more ‘up my alley.’ I love Canadiana of all sorts and I particularly loved the absolutely stiffness and dullness of the magazine’s title – I mean, you just couldn’t have a more quintessentially Canadian masthead title than Canadian Notes and Queries. If you made it up, no one would believe it.  In a way, the name of the magazine hides the fact that it is a very smart and entertaining read – not stuffy at all. I figured I could do something amusing but elegant with the magazine to draw attention to that fact – perhaps  poke some fun at it’s purcieved stuffiness while at the same time pointing out what a marvelous magazine of criticism it is by giving the interior a look of class and austerity, but still showing off some charm and sense of humour about the whole thing."

Read the full story at The National Post's The Afterword blog. 

The National Post loves The White Stripes and so does Conan O’Brien!

by Danielle
Art & Photography + Events + Music / June 11, 2010

In today's National Post, Vanessa Farquharson interviewed photographer Autumn de Wilde. 


Rock photography usually involves band members trying to look as cool as they possibly can while digital effects make up for the rest. But take a look at the images in Autumn de Wilde's collection, The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights, and you'll find Jack and Meg White sitting on an old couch, surrounded by Inuit elders with goofy grins on their faces.

Other photos in this new book depict Meg inspecting equipment on a fishing boat, Jack looking down the aisle of a plane and the two of them quietly trudging across a frozen tundra.

Throughout the nearly 300 images -- captured by de Wilde as the rock duo toured every province and territory in Canada, in 2007 -- the colour scheme is almost always limited to black, white and red.


Full article can be read here

And last night, The White Stripes's Jack White and US TV host Conan O'Brien played an intimate free show in Nashville, Tennessee.

Despite over a 1000 people queuing up to see the gig, just 300 saw the show, which took place at White's Third Man Records.

The pair performed a set that included covers of The White Stripes' 'Seven Nation Army', Elvis Presley's 'Blue Moon' and Radiohead's 'Creep'.

A glimpes of that magical night...