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Barbara Klunder is a Toronto illustrator, painter and mixed media artist well known for her nightclub, music event and theatre posters. She has executed editorial commissions for the major Canadian...

Barbara Klunder is a Toronto illustrator, painter and mixed media artist well known for her nightclub, music event and theatre posters. She has executed editorial commissions for the major Canadian and American magazines, as well as advertising assignments for leading agencies in both countries. She was commissioned to design three typefaces for Berlin’s FontShop. She has done artwear Tshirts, hand knitted sweaters, art purses and art carpets. Her work has been exhibited extensively across North America including significant exhibits at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canadian Craft Museum, and a solo show Tapestries for the Environment at the Textile Museum of Canada.  She has written and illustrated two children’s books and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement from Art Directors Club of Canada in 2009. She has even created an embroidered book for the Dalai Lama! Barbara lives offshore on Toronto Island and currently focuses her energy on intricate paper cuts and making small books.