I chose this week's topic because a Canadian illustrator (me) went fishing for Canadian game fish -- so it only seems appropriate to conclude the week with some fishing illustrations by Canadian illustrators of Canadian game fish.
First up; three of what must have been a long series of paintings serialized week-to-week during 1960 in the Toronto Star newspaper's weekend insert magazine. These are by Gordon Fairburn, who is listed on Jaleen Grove's Canadian Illustrators wiki only as having been "a graphic designer."
Next, another treasure from the original TI scrap files: a small group of collectors cards that were inserted in packages of Salada Tea back in 1961. I'm not sure if this was a practice typical only to Canada, but these tea package card series designed along various nature themes were tremendously popular even when I was a kid in the 1970's.
I've posted an extra large scan for those interested in reading the backs of the cards. Just click the image to go to that version (and don't hurt your neck craning sideways to read).
Finally, a neat old pocket booklet for fishermen issued by the Carling Brewery Company of Waterloo, Ontario. This one filed away unused by Bud Fente, the illustrator who originally compiled the scrap file that would one day launch Today's Inspiration. Whether Bud had no interest in fishing or was too busy with work back in 1952 to make use of this booklet, we'll never know...
... but either way, I'm grateful that he chose to file away this gem so that one day we would be able to enjoy it again.
That's it for this week -- Happy Fishing!
* My Fishing Flickr set.