Sam Kalda Illustration

Here’s a bird “family tree” I recently painted. Hoping to turn this design into a pattern. samkalda.com

Here’s a bird “family tree” I recently painted. Hoping to turn this design into a pattern. samkalda.com

Dreaming of future vacations with my sketchbook.

Dreaming of future vacations with my sketchbook.

Recent commissioned piece. Rotund cardinal—-too many crumbs.

Recent commissioned piece. Rotund cardinal—-too many crumbs.

A painting of my sister’s cat.

A painting of my sister’s cat.

I’m crazy about giraffes these days. 

I’m crazy about giraffes these days. 

Some new work from my website. Pieces from a new project on men and cats! More to come. samkalda.com

Here’s a piece I made for an ASOS campaign from earlier this month!

A new piece I made for the Globe and Mail’s Book Review. You can read the review for Sandrine’s Case here. Thanks to the always marvelous AD Matt French!

A new piece I made for the Globe and Mail’s Book Review. You can read the review for Sandrine’s Case here. Thanks to the always marvelous AD Matt French!

Here’s a piece I did for The New Republic a few weeks back. It’s for an interesting—-and kind of depressing—-article on the dire financial situation many regional orchestras face in the US. Thanks to AD Ben Avny!

Read the article here.

"I found the house without difficulty and passed under the archway into the court. The courtyard was barren and deep, like a coffin standing on end."
Berlin Stories
Christopher Isherwood
 
I went to Berlin earlier this summer for the Young Illustrators Award show during Illustrative 13——a international illustration festival held in the city. In preparation, I read a number of books related to Berlin. Arguably, the mother of them all is Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood. I underlined a number of my favorite passages with the intention of developing a project out of it. Well, that hasn’t happened yet. But I do have this little sketch.

"I found the house without difficulty and passed under the archway into the court. The courtyard was barren and deep, like a coffin standing on end."

Berlin Stories

Christopher Isherwood

 

I went to Berlin earlier this summer for the Young Illustrators Award show during Illustrative 13——a international illustration festival held in the city. In preparation, I read a number of books related to Berlin. Arguably, the mother of them all is Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood. I underlined a number of my favorite passages with the intention of developing a project out of it. Well, that hasn’t happened yet. But I do have this little sketch.