Recently, Spectacle partnered with Toronto graffiti artist Elicser to create custom in-store street art inspired by Spectacle’s aesthetic and eyewear. Based on that to run with, Elicser was able to produce 3 unique graffiti images which are true to his nature yet encompass Spectacle in a way which we have never showcased before. Since Spectacle is a Toronto-based company and brand, it was important for us to feature a local artist from Toronto as well.
Elicser’s stylized portraits are a staple of Toronto’s downtown graffiti scene. His work has been described as “dark, mysterious, brooding, and beautiful”, and it is difficult to image the city’s graffiti scene without Elicser’s “bold and affective portraits”. Elicser was also named one of Toronto’s top 10 graffiti artists by BlogTO, and has established himself as a noteworthy name in the graffiti art world.
According to Elicser, he was inspired by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Thisshows through Elicser’s artwork in his use of textures and colour choices. Elicser’s pieces for Spectacle will only be on display for a limited time, so stop by the Queen St. West location soon to check it out! His work can also be found throughout the city, mainly in the area surrounding Graffiti Alley in Toronto’s Fashion District.
Happy Victoria Day weekend from all of us at Spectacle! In celebration, our Queen St. West and Yonge St. locations will be closed on Monday, May 23rd, however our Distillery District location will remain open for all of your eyewear needs!
This weekend also marks a special milestone for Spectacle – it is the anniversary of our Queen St. West shop! Stop by Saturday + Sunday for special treats including customized goodies from Nadege.
Be the first to select from the latest releases by Italian eyewear house RETROSUPERFUTURE and the Australian lifestyle brand Sunday Somewhere!
For this weekend only over May 14th + May 15th, Spectacle’s Queen St. location will house each style, colour, and size from the latest collections. These include the new Tuttolente releases made with ZEISS lenses by RETROSUPERFUTURE as well as the Daydream Believers collection from Sunday Somewhere. It’s the perfect time to pick out your 2016 shades and be prepared for the sunny days ahead.