Joel Kimmel and The Royal Canadian Mint


“This collector coin celebrates the 100 year anniversary of the Last Spike, the completion of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway that linked eastern Canada to the west.

I was asked to depict a 1914-era steam train traveling over the Grand Trunk Bridge in Saskatoon. This is the type of dream job that is such a dream that it doesn’t even make the list of dream jobs, it seems so unattainable. I never thought I’d have my artwork on a coin and I couldn’t be happier about it.”


See more images and learn more about this project here.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Categories: New Illustration

Author:Thomas James

Creative Director of Illustration Age and Illustrator for The New York Times, Pentagram, WIRED, Buzzfeed, and more. Website / Instagram

Don't miss a thing!

Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

One Comment on “Joel Kimmel and The Royal Canadian Mint”

  1. profiar
    November 20, 2014 at 2:37 pm #



Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s