Vigg for the Word on the Street

Illustrator Vigg, also known as Vincent Gagnon, just completed exquisite poster illustrations for Canada’s national festival, the Word on the Street.

Each September, Canada holds a national book and magazine festival. First launched in 1990, the festival was originated to promote and advocate for literacy. During the month of September Canada celebrates reading, magazines, books and the authors that bring them to life. Free to the public, the festival is one of the largest literary celebrations. Authors, literary groups and more come to the festival to showcase and discuss their work and conduct workshops. The Word On The Street has received many awards including a nomination in 2012 for the Canadian Event Industry Award’s “Best Festival” Star Award.

We think Vigg is a star, too. His work on the poster is nothing less than spectacular and delightful. Each of the posters has subtle variations for each city hosting the festival. What a creative way to give each city its very own stamp on this very special event. His posters deliver a call to action to grab a good book and advocate for literacy. He hit the mark and we’re proud to feature his work.

Check out the posters for yourself here and view more of his work at Folioplanet and Workbook.

Vigg is represented by Three in a Box.


Newspaper for the Word on the Street


Poster illustration for "the Word on the Street" festival, people reading.
© Vigg



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