Niall McLelland has a way with photocopy toner.

We’ve been big fans of Toronto artist Niall McLelland‘s work since our friend Clint Roenisch began representing him a few years back. Niall’s “Tapestry” series is comprised of large-scale works that he creates by folding and wearing down large sheets of paper covered in photocopy toner. The results are strong graphic pieces that seem calculated from a distance, but upon closer inspection, a sense of humanity becomes evident in the way the subtle material imperfections are embraced. He recently teamed up with another talented Torontonian, fashion designer Jeremy Laing, to create a series of textile prints for Laing’s spring/summer 2012 collection. Awesome local talent.

This week’s Thrandoms are by Jamie Webster, Eric Makila and Jordan Clarke at Common Good.