Canadian Crests by Marcus Hynes June 25 2019

Introducing the newest designs to come to life on our birch coasters, magnets, ornaments and postcards. The vibrant and lively artwork has been created by the BC Graphic designer, illustrator and print maker, Marcus Hynes.

Originally from Newfoundland, Marcus fell in love and relocated to British Columbia in 2009. His success as a designer and artist is because much of his work is self-initiated, he creates for himself first and views it as a means of showing all his gratitude for the positives in his life. His love for British Columbia has led most of his work to focus on this beautiful province.

Marcus has created commissioned work for some impressive clients, including CBC Vancouver, the Museum of Vancouver, the University of British Columbia, Mt. Seymour and Sea to Sky parks.

He is also the organizer and host of Vancouver Designers + Creatives group on

His passion and joy for art is evident in his designs that have taken inspiration from the beauty and wonder of nature. His artwork evokes joy and delight as the vivacious colours and details bring to life locations all around BC. His work inspires a revived appreciation of history, nature and a sense of place.

Marcus' crests are as fun as they are functional. They evoke a playful "collect 'em all" urge and we hope to see more from this energetic and joyful designer frequently.

It has been a pleasure to work with this amazing creative and see his art stand out on our printed wood products.