Christopher Rouleau

Looking back, moving forward

As in previous years (201120122013201420152016201720182019, 2020, 2021), here is my annual recap of how my year unfolded.

In January, I celebrated my first 10 years of freelance!

•150+ artworks and retail items in my online shop (open and limited editions)
•25+ lettering workshops across North America
•20+ craft shows, markets and exhibitions
•7 articles for Uppercase Magazine (+ Encyclopedia of Inspiration: Ephemera)
•a whole lot of letters!

In February, I did some flaming hot art for the Winter 2022 issue of Corporate Knights, and some speedy letters for Kijiji Auto.

In March, I had my first in-person brush lettering workshop since 2019! I was happy to work with the talented Advanced Typography students at Ryerson (now Toronto Metropolitan University).

In April, I was able to share the new season materials I created for Factory Theatre.

In May, I revealed my new t-shirt designs, available at Swish Embassy! (I also zipped over to Mexico for the first time!)

In June, I joined my favourite colleagues at a community market hosted by Muji Atrium.

July brought some new hand-painted signs for Secret Planet Print Shop. I also turned the big 4-0!

September was busy! I created a new Fika-inspired mural for Axis Communications, a custom autumnal chalkboard for Miele at Yorkdale Mall, a special wedding sign, AND a very cute birthday announcement.

In October, I was featured in issue 55 of Uppercase Magazine.

In November, I launched my new website (mega thanks to Kevan!) There were also new holiday cards, a special book cover reveal, and a super neat surprise on CBC TV. I also shared my new exhibition called Amazon Sucks, located at 2017 Dundas St. West. One more chalkboard for Miele Yorkdale, and then it was time for One of a Kind, Toronto's biggest and best holiday trade show!

In December, I was featured in the new book, The Signs that Define Toronto, published by Spacing Magazine. And then I turned off my computer for the year!

2022 was a year full of surprises. I am so grateful to be able to do and share work that I love. I am looking forward to what the new year will bring.

Thanks again!