Scotty Graham has produced a line of illustrated commercial art celebrating his most loved places in Toronto.
Born and raised in the shadows of Detroit’s art deco skyscrapers and surrounded by the beautiful, empty remnants of a lost heart of industrial America, Scotty grew up daydreaming of city life, both past and future.
By capturing the optimism of bygone city builders, he heroes Toronto in an aesthetic it is not often associated with. His collection of colourful, bold and eye-catching illustrations provide the capital city, a colonial backwater in the early 20th century, with a romanticised history. Torontonians are often surprised and delighted to discover his cheerful work.
Scotty lives in Mount Dennis, Toronto and still daydreams of the future cities of the past.