Gary Taxali teams with the Royal Canadian Mint to produce zany coin sets (caribou are not happy about this)
Gary Taxali, the Toronto artist and illustrator famed for his retro, cartoonish drawings, has teamed with the Royal Canadian Mint to issue a commemorative set of coins for its 2012 gift sets. The sets will cover the big gift-giving occasions, like birthdays, weddings, losing a tooth (though we imagine the card would be tough to sneak under a pillow) and the birth of a child. A commemorative “O Canada” set (maybe we can institute a gift-giving policy for Canada Day) and a holiday-themed collection are due later this year. Now that we’re not seven and angling for that Optimus Prime Transformer set, this is a gift we’d love to receive. Hear that, Grandma?