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.