Monthly Archives: January 2011

Electro magnetism V2 art show at the Resistor Gallery in Toronto

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A month ago we were asked by Brian Patterson, Director of Sales & Marketing at Resistor Art & Design Inc. if we would participate in this year’s Electromagnetism V2 art show at the Resistor Gallery in Toronto. We submitted our ‘Roppongi Ruckus‘ illustration piece to the show and when our friends found out it was getting printed and framed we got a few offers but it was eventually sold through the proper channels at the show to Dave Delibato from Leo Burnett. Congrats! Here’s an article about the show via Globe and Mail. Photography by Brian Patterson.

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Forces of Nice art show in collaboration with adidas Originals HK.

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Last September we formed an art collective called Forces of Nice and launched an art show in collaboration with adidas Originals Hong Kong. The art show party was a real success and garnered us a ton of free press through 4 major local magazines, newspapers and countless blogs and tweets about the show. The show started with an entire entourage of local Hong Kong celebrities making guest appearances at our show causing a frenzy of paparazzi photographers and groupies to form outside the adidas Originals flagship store in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

The venue reached maximum capacity (300+) within the first hour. Guests were entertained by fresh beats dropped by Tom Pettapiece (AKA Straightleg) while Chairman Ting did a live digital graffiti performance (by Tangible Interaction). Later in the evening the guests were invited to do their own digital graffiti painting while sipping Vitaminwater juices and Wyndham Estate wines. The entire project took over 6 months of planning, coordination and production.

We would like to give our special thanks to our generous sponsors:

3M (Projector sponsor)
Rethink Canada
Wyndham Estate
Glaceau vitaminwater
Henry Chu, Founder of Pill and Pillow

Artist: Chairman Ting
Video edit: Chairman Ting
Music: Tom Pettapiece (AKA Straightleg)
Videography & Photography: OslerZoo Photography
Account Supervisor & Producer: Denise Kiwah Cheung
Window display animation: Alex Beim, Tangible Interaction
Interior wall animation projection: Ken Malley
Live music performance: Tom Pettapiece (AKA Straightleg)
Client: Susanna Muk, PR and Trend Marketing Manager adidas Hong Kong Limited

The making of adidas Originals x Chairman Ting Custom Fixed Gear

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UPDATE: **Now on sale via eBay.**

Custom built adidas fixie for our adidas x Forces of Nice art show collaboration in Hong Kong. The custom paint and illustration on the bike was done all by hand and took over 2 weeks to finish. The bike was generously donated by while the front aerospoke wheel was purchased from Super Champion in Vancouver.

The bike was painted with Montana Gold spray paint and illustrated with various Sharpie Poster-Paint markers. In the final process it was triple coated with both Krylon acrylic crystal clear lacquer and Montana Gold T1000 Clear Lacquer glossy to protect the paint job.

Frame: 53cm chromoly unicrown fork blade
Wheel: Front- Aerospoke 5 spoke carbon
Wheel: Rear- Star – 42mm deep-V CNC machined
Hub: Alloy 16-t fixed cog
Chain wheel: Alloy with steel ring 46-t
Chain: KMC
Tire: Campagnolo 700*23c
Handle bar: Eight inch drop bar
Saddle: Vader Racing
Pedal: Wellgo m-21

Artist: Chairman Ting
Music: Flying Lotus ‘Beginners_Falafel’
Video edit: Chairman Ting
Photography: Chairman Ting / OslerZoo Photography
Videography: Chairman Ting
Bike riding footage in Hong Kong Park by OslerZoo Photography

Growing Glouds

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This piece was originally illustrated for the ‘Day Dream Nation‘ title art project but was never used so here it is reincarnated with colour. Follow us on Twitter.