Sometimes the press tunes into what we’re up to at Viva & Co. Below is a selection of reviews, mentions and interviews from a variety of print and online sources.

September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016

National Post

Frank Viva’s Sea Change appears on the National Post’s best seller list.

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August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016

The New York Times Children’s Book Review

Frank Viva makes his debut as a children’s book book reviewer for The New York Times.

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July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016

New Yorker Cover Story

“I need the solitude to focus…”

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June 20, 2016

June 20, 2016

New Yorker Cover Story

“It’s a celebration of love–it’s just that simple.”

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May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016

Globe and Mail Profile

Frank Viva blurs the lines between the written word and illustration.

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May 3, 2016

May 3, 2016

Quill and Quire Review of Sea Change

“Viva writes with a subtle strength, never overplaying his hand. Pitched perfectly for an audience of 10-to-12-year-olds, the attention to detail will captivate older readers well aware of the implications of things Eliot has virtually missed.”

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December 31, 2015

December 31, 2015

Globe and Mail – Most Anticipated Canadian Books

The Globe’s books editor includes Sea Change in a look at the most anticipated (Canadian) books of the (first half of the) year

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May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015

Globe and Mail Video

The Globe and Mail produced a short video on the origins of Frank’s book of oronyms.

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April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015

New Yorker Cover Story

“It hit me only after I finished the image that it is the antithesis of the very first New Yorker cover I did,” Frank Viva says about “Golden Hour.”

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April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015

Review of “Outstanding in the Rain”

“Viva conveys a kind of humane sophistication, inviting us to see the unity in people and things that are, on one level, completely and totally different — and to have some smart, jazzy fun at the same time.”

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March 16, 2015

March 16, 2015

American Illustration Profiles Frank Viva

Each New Yorker cover is a unique journey.

Read the interview here.

February 11, 2015

February 11, 2015

The Art of Saving a Life

Artist Frank Viva brings his style and vision to imagine days when war briefly ceases and health workers can bring services to children.

Read more here.

November 19, 2014

November 19, 2014

Webpick – Communication Arts Airborne

The site we created for Airborne Sensing was chosen as a Webpick of the Day over at Communication Arts.

Read more here.

July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014

Leading Cultural Destinations – Romina Tina Fontana

Our Director of Business Affairs, Romina Tina Fontana, was recently selected to be an Ambassador for the Leading Culture Destination (LCD) Awards – the first and only global awards ceremony, which celebrates the best not-for-profit arts institutions around the world.  The Awards will be presented in association with Vanity Fair and the New York Times and held in London this October.

Romina’s profile and new role with Viva & Co are now featured on the LCD site:

Read about this here.

December 4, 2013

December 4, 2013

New Yorker Cover Story

When it comes to technology, I’m not what you’d call an early adopter,” says Frank Viva, an artist who used Adobe Illustrator to render this week’s cover, “Asleep at the Wheel,” as a vector image.

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August 14, 2013

August 14, 2013

MoMA – Young Frank, Architect

A post introducing Young Frank, Architect is now up on MoMA’s Inside Out blog.

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August 7, 2013

August 7, 2013

Webpick – Communication Arts

Viva & Co. was chosen as a Webpick of the Day over at Communication Arts.

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June 13, 2013

June 13, 2013

Interview with American Illustration

I am going through a Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen phase (again).

Read the interview here.

June 4, 2013

June 4, 2013

The Proust Questionnaire, with Frank Viva

Q: What is your favourite bird?
A: Anything from the pecker family.

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May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013

Review of A Long Way Away

Illustrated with the joyous aesthetic of a Matisse cut-paper collage…“A Long Way Away” delivers an exciting out-and-back adventure while proving there’s still room for invention in the nondigital book format.

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May 1, 2013

May 1, 2013

Review of Along Way Away

“The result is a work of the highest calibre that can truly be enjoyed by children of all ages.”

Read the entire review here.

February 13, 2013

February 13, 2013

Review of A Long Way Away

Meticulously designed, from its art direction to the print and finish on the pages, this is a thoughtful and thought-provoking work.

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February 11, 2013

February 11, 2013

Review of A Long Way Away

Intelligently conceived and handsomely executed, it’s a potential classic.

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December 27, 2012

December 27, 2012

Webpick

Trufflepig was chosen as a Webpick of the Day over at Communication Arts.

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September 30, 2012

September 30, 2012

Flavorwire List

The 20 Most Beautiful Children’s Books of All Time.

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July 30, 2012

July 30, 2012

Cover Story

There’s a kind of hopefulness around the Olympics – that you can fiercely compete and still be civilized.

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April 5, 2012

April 5, 2012

Interview

Because many covers for The New Yorker have a kind of narrative, the role of the artist is similar to that of a writer with Françoise filling the role of an editor, helping to shape the piece.

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April 2, 2012

April 2, 2012

The New Yorker

I knew nothing about golf, apart from lugging my grandfather’s clubs around when I was five years old.

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February 24, 2012

February 24, 2012

Flavorewire List

Children’s Books Illustrated by Famous Designers.

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November 9, 2011

November 9, 2011

Annual Top Ten List

The 10 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books.

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November 7, 2011

November 7, 2011

Review of Along a Long Road

Viva’s love of cycling is obvious to anyone who’s read his debut children’s book, Along A Long Road.

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August 21, 2011

August 21, 2011

Review of Along a Long Road

This is one of those rare picture books that deserves a place not only on a child’s bookshelf but in an art museum – and would be equally at home in both.

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August 5, 2011

August 5, 2011

Review of Along a Long Road

This book will appeal to any and all whose eyes (and minds) light up when visual pleasures, not to mention the call of the open road, beckon.

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July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011

Home Tour

I’ve been a big fan of [Frank Viva’s] work for some time now, and it was such a treat to get a glimpse into his beautiful home in Toronto.

See the home tour.

June 6, 2011

June 6, 2011

Interview

An interview with Frank Viva on the occasion of his first cover for The New York Times Book Review.

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May 15, 2011

May 15, 2011

Review of Along a Long Road

A terrific debut from Viva, this sleek and stylish travelogue follows a lone cyclist on a continuous path that runs from first page to last.

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