Saturday, October 22, 2011

New Book: Dirty Dishes by Amy Lockhart

New at Chat Noir:

We just received a small number of copies of Amy Lockhart's Dirty Dishes!

Let's all go voyageur-ing inside the unusual mental landscape of this very original artist.

Published by Montreal's Drawn and Quarterly Books, this selection of the comics and plastic art of Guelph-based animator and cartoonist Amy Lockhart is a delightful gem of a book.

Originally published at $16.95, we now have copies available at the bargain price of $12!

About the author: Amy Lockhart is part of a new generation of independant animators. Her artwork and award winning films have been exhibited internationally. She studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, completing an artist residency at the Quickdraw Animation Society and completing a fellowship at the National Film Board. She has exhibited at The California Institute of the Arts and the Adam Baumgold Gallery in New York. She currently works and studies at the University of Guelph and is preparing a new film, "Dizzler in MASKHERAID."

From the publisher:

This PETIT LIVRE is a first class ticket into the creepy cute and totally absurd world of Straw-Baby, and the mind of its creator Amy Lockhart. It chronicles the various facets of her process/thinking from her paintings and drawings to cardboard sculpture of objects from her everyday life. Also included are stills from her animations and photos of costumes used in her videos. Amy works in a variety of mediums, including animation, film and video making, acrylic painting, drawing, costume making, comics and small press books and combines the various mediums as much as possible and let them feed into each other and out of each other.

Full Color, 96 pages, 4 3/4 by 7 1/2 inches


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sold: Vintage 8mm Camera!

Sold! Wonderful hand-wind vintage 8mm movie camera!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Anne Taintor Cards in Guelph

Chat Noir has a large selection of Anne Taintor cards and gifts, including magnets, post-it notes, lugggage tags, coin purses, lip balms, shotglasses and flasks, coasters, and more!

Anne Taintor -- Vintage Revisited is the original vintage humour company. Their logo, "Making Smart People Smile Since 1985" is a very good description of their droll, witty re-imaginings of classic advertising art and photos, with a modern edge. We are thrilled to have these great, funny gifts in our shop.

Anne Taintor cards are priced at a very economical $3.75

...and check out these other fun items:

Our strong (and very funny) magnets are individually bagged for gift giving. 3 3/8"sq

Miss Taintor Mini Tissues. Miss Taintor will want to have these adorable 3 inch cubes filled with 30 unscented 2-ply facial tissues on her desk, in her car, and in every room of her house!
3"w x 3"h x 3"d

Classic Coin Purses. Change is good; keep yours in these fully-lined matte vinyl Coin Purses, featuring kiss closures...and extremely witty captions. 3"w x 4"h x 1"d.

Classic Coasters. The perfect hostess gift (especially paired with our brand-new Shot Glasses -Coming Soon!) and a sure-fire conversation starter! Each set of six reusable Coasters includes two each of three designs.

Includes two each of "You be Thelma. I'll be Louise.", "let's ignore our mothers' well-meant advice", "looking for trouble? look no further..."

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween Gifts in Guelph

Happy Hallowe'en!

We just got a unique collection of spooky decor and gifts at Chat Noir!

Come check out our cheeky witch tin signs, crystal skull votive candle holders, trick or treat signs, and more!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Chat Noir

Chat Noir is a store in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 32A Wilson St.

Vintage Chic, Retro, Home Decor, Objets d'Art, Fine Art, Collectibles, Antiques, Novelties, Cards, Gifts.

Phone: (519) 767-6647

Open 12 to 6 daily. Just around the corner from City Hall. Come visit us at the sign of the Black Cat!