Designer of New and Old Media
Photographer and Pixel Minder
205-1153 Queen St. W. Toronto
I’m a designer of new and old media, and an habitual photographer.
I’ve been based in Toronto since being in the Photo/Electric Arts program at OCA (now OCAD) in the 80s. I went to public school in Saskatoon in the 70s.
I add quality cat content to the Internet.
Old Media: I recently made a children’s book with my cousin. I’m slowly working on book ideas related to my photo projects. I can draw.
From 1989 to 1997 I was a partner in Mackerel, one of Toronto’s first interactive media shops.
Here is a scrapbook from one of our more interesting projects Echo Lake.
At the Smackerel site: I’ve posted an article about some of our early work and the work that inspired it: When Multimedia Was Black and White.
Read the Step-by-Step Magazine article about The Mackerel Stack, the interactive promo that made our rep.
Then you can read the obituary, Mackerel: Burying the Fish by Cory Doctorow.
The Caped Kitty and Friends Store
Feline inspired designs. By me.
Buying my products pays for quality cat content to be added to the internet. What could be wrong with that? Obey Toby.
Let a superhero carry your groceries! I use my Caped Kitty Tote Bag every day.
You might be looking for one of these mostly fine individuals:
Climber Kev scaled Kilimanjaro, blind-folded, for charity. Article from before his successful climb.
Comic Book Kev is with Stumblebum Studios.
Dancing Kev was recently with the Georgia ballet. ‡
Fictional Kev is a Gulf War vet seeking to avenge the murder of his wife in an episode of Australian cop show “City Homicide.” He was played by the same actor who played Agent Jones in The Matrix. My mother’s maiden name was Jones. Coincidence? If you squint.
Former Teacher Kev lives in Indiana and has 2 kids. He taught for six years but now does tech support for a company that makes software teachers use. ‡
Guns and Ammo Kev says “I want my bullets to be able to break shoulder, spinal and pelvic bones with equal aplomb.”
Iceman Kev aka Kevin D. "Iceman" Yellow Bird Steele aka Heavy Chevy is down for whatever. ‡
Inspirational Kev lead a campaign “that resulted in a £2 trillion investment group for action on climate change.” He has degrees in neurobiology and psychology from the universities of Sussex and Oxford. Kev is currently available for speaking engagements. In November 2006 he was profiled in both the Telegraph and the Guardian. Keep on making this a great name.
Investment Scammer Kev ripped off 229 people for millions of dollars, and gives all of us a bad name. Fucker. In July 2007 he plead guilty and was sentenced to six years. “My conduct makes me sick,” he said before going into prison. There are too many great Kevs for him to ruin our good name.
Karaoke Kev runs the Karaoke Star in Phoenix.
Litigation Services Kev is a lawyer in Indiana.
News Anchor Kev worked at KCEN-TV in Waco and I lost track of him for a while, but he has resurfaced at KBMT in Texas. ‡
Prosecutor Kev is Assistant DA in Montgomery County, PA. He “ maintains a caseload of serious, complicated cases he prosecutes personally including capital homicide offenses.”
Property Lawyer Kev works for Coffin, Mew & Cloverin the UK.
Reverend Kev is Pastor at the National Hills Baptist Church across from the Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia. “Too bad it affords no playing privileges there!” he writes. ‡
Soccer Kev kicks the ball.
This Kev on Twitter insists he is the RealSteele.
Photographs of other Kevin Steeles used without permission and are © various.
Revised August, 2010.
There are far more Kevin Steeles online now than there were when I started keeping track. This is just a glimpse into the world of Kevin Steeles.
Still looking for some other Kevin Steele? Find more Kevin Steeles.
Kevs marked with ‡ have sent me email, and it’s appreciated.
The site was once entirely hand-built but now it’s a real blog. Heck, it’s a bunch of blogs!
The current version of this page launched at the end of summer 2010 and was a few years in the making. It looks almost exactly like the previous version, but now posts are served up by Blogger and are archived at kevinsteeleland.blogspot.com.
The oldest page on this web site is:
500 Years of Bembo (1996)
© 2001-2010 Kevin Steele
Many photographs are covered by Creative Commons rather than standard copyright.
The pattern in this column is adapted from William Morris’ willow wallpaper. It’s nice to see his patterns resurfacing, even if used in an ironic manner. There’s no irony here. William Morris is a personal hero.
Since May 2005 I’ve been posting new day to day pictures at flickr.
This Tumblr blog is more random:
Every once in a while I tweet at:
My cat is far more social than I am:
My other cat is antisocial:
One of these days I’ll take some time and make one of those slick deep bottom navs that are all the rage; I’ve long been a booster of the idea. Until then I find the occasional cognitive dissonance of this two column design amusing.