Gary Taxali creates colourful, comical designs for Harry Rosen hankies

Check out the four designs based on the Canadian cities of Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.


Artist and illustrator Gary Taxali has created a series of four handkerchiefs for Canadian menswear retailer Harry Rosen.

The hankies – or pocket squares as the retailer refers to them as – feature artwork based on four Canadian cities: Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. Each design makes cheeky reference to each city's character, culture and landmarks. There's also a Canadian hankie representing the country as a whole.

“I was inspired by how diverse our Canadian cities are," says Gary, "and I tried to capture the different moods and stories of Canadian life in a playful way."

The hankies are made from Italian silk, with hand-rolled and -stitched edges. Each costs CAN$95 (around £55).

Gary Taxali's work has appeared in magazines including GQ, Esquire and Rolling Stone.

Use the slideshow controls above and right to see the hankies.

Right: Calgary


Right: Montreal

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Right: Toronto


Right: Vancouver