Exploring  the world of independent stores and shops as well as the people who own and operate them, these pieces focus on the character of the buildings created by worn facades and signage as well as the unique personalities of the shopkeepers.


Kellen Hatanaka is a Toronto based artist and designer. He graduated from OCAD in 2009 with a BDES in illustration. Since then, he has worked as a freelance artist and has been shown in a variety of galleries throughout Toronto. You can also find his work on walls in Toronto, Paris, Barcelona and Lisbon.


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