Monthly Archives: February 2020

Another productive procrastination piece: Fuck! It’s Friday already?

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It’s been one of the busiest weeks we’ve had and we can’t belive it’s already Friday. Here’s a fun piece I dreamed of doing last night so here’s another ‘productive procrastination‘ piece. I’ve been really enjoying doing these types of hand-drawn lettering exercises. Have a great weekend everyone!

POSCA + Rotring 800+ on Moleskine.
Close up shot
Close up into the details.

Woof. I see your bones. Happy Friday and heart day.

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2020 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards Winning Entries.

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We’re thrilled to have two of our projects selected as winners for this year’s Applied Arts Photography and Illustration Awards. Both of these projects we worked on for Munchkin and Six Hundred Four were one of our most favourite projects of last year. Super happy that both of these projects got selected as winners.

Winner Number/Title/Category
I-010: Munchkin Brand Universe [IL/11 Corporate Illustration – Series]
I-022: Pacific North Weave [IL/21 Packaging Illustration – Single]

Here are the winning entries:

Winner Number/Title/Category
I-010: Munchkin Brand Universe [IL/11 Corporate Illustration – Series]

Client: Munchkin Inc.
Design Studio: Chairman Ting Industries Inc.
Illustrator: Carson Ting
Art Director: Elaine Suh Bartlett
Creative Director: Diana Barnes
CEO: Steve Dunn
Senior Graphic Designer: Sean Mayo
Artist Rep: LNDMRK
Art Producer: Adeline Paradis Hautcoeur
Project Manager: Aiken Lao
Associate: Andre Bathalon

Winner Number/Title/Category
I-022: Pacific North Weave [IL/21 Packaging Illustration – Single]

Design Studio: Chairman Ting Industries Inc.
Art Director: Carson Ting
Illustrator: Carson Ting
Project Manager: Aiken Lao
Clients: Six Hundred Four and EVO Car Share

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High As The Heavens series, Communication Arts 2020 illustration awards, shortlisted.

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Shortlisted, Communications Arts 2020 Illustration Awards competition.

Excited and proud to have this illustration series for 1964 Supply Co. shortlisted for Communication Arts 2020 illustration Awards competition.

CREDITS

Agency: One Twenty Three West

Title: High As The Heavens

Client: 1964 Supply Co.

Creative Director, Design: Kim Ridgewell

Account manager: Matt Mcgarva

Production/Producer: Ninette Aves

Illustrator: Chairman Ting

An illustration series melding both traditional Chinese folklore creatures with a contemporary street art style and flat graphic shapes to create a whimsical and surreal world. From low to higher doses, each state’s intensity is represented in the illustration style and content.

Cards for all, To the best husband a guy could ever have.

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“To the best husband, a guy could ever have.”

Cards for All is a Valentine’s Day card collection made to reflect all kinds of love and all kinds of relationships. The collection features 31 cards designed to fill the gaps that exist in the card aisle. Our hope is that everyone can find a card to share their love, regardless of how you identify, your sexual orientation, or the makeup of your relationship.

Cards are being sold for $5 each at 20 London Drugs locations across Western Canada.

All proceeds from the Cards For All collection are being donated to United Way‘s community initiatives in Western Canada, where they’re helping to build vibrant, inclusive communities. That means if you buy a card at select London Drugs locations, the proceeds will be donated back into initiatives in the communities where you live.

The creative process in 48 seconds.

The final art work.

True North, an art installation project for BCAA’s headquarters in Burnaby, B.C.

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Installed by our good friends at Willow & Stump.

True North was an art project that has been in the making for several months last year just this week all three art pieces have finally been installed as a permanent feature at the BCAA headquarters in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Installed by the front lobby of BCAA’s headquarters.

This project was the culmination of many months of collaborative ideation between our studio and the bright minds at BCAA’s marketing and brand team. The main focus was to visually tell BCAA’s brand story in a fun and positive way. Through many brainstorm sessions, we landed this visual concept that incorporated these brand pillar concepts: ‘Putting people first’, ‘Protecting our home’, ‘Doing the right thing’, ‘Shaping the future’, and ‘The power of community.’

Here’s a quick timelapse of our live painting sessions in Osoyoos.



We didn’t just want the artwork to be painted on commercial processed wood so we looked to our friend Adam Corneil from Naturally Crafted and Unbuilders for an eco-friendly approach. We ended up sourcing a 100-year-old fir wood from a demolished home in the Shaughnessy neighbourhood (King Edward and 41st area). 

Finalizing the art back in our studio in Vancouver.

We then got our friends at Willow and Stump to process the wood (the wood was in really rough shape when it arrived) and build us, three solid artboards, out of it. After the boards were built we had it couriered (6’ x 4’) to Osoyoos, B.C., where we would paint the approved art live during BCAA’s annual leadership conference which was held at the beautiful Spirit Ridge resort. Over the course of 3-4 days, we painted live on location among the hundreds of BCAA leadership staff that were in attendance. 

Aiken assisting on the live painting session.
Behind the scenes.
Tools of the trade.
Behind the scenes. Shot by Aiken Lao.

It was our first time in Osoyoos so we were in for a real treat. The town is gorgeous, to say the least, and the drive there was just spectacular because of the amazing scenery filled with rolling hills, lakes and mountain ranges.

The vineyard.
Sunset looking out from the resort.
We really lucked out with the weather.
It was an absolute stunner looking around our resort.
One of many cute towns we stopped by to breaks.
Love this hand-painted sign at a local fruit stand on our way back to Vancouver.