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Salt Spring Island Diaries. Our art installation in 5 days on this beautiful property.

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A shot of the kitchen area art installation.

This art installation project is hands down one of our most favourite projects of 2019. The weather was perfect and the property we were on was spectacular to the say the least. We were working inside this amazing custom home (glass doors all around that slide open on all sides!) sitting on over 100 acres of land surrounded by tall pines and a little lake out front was straight out of a postcard. When we arrived we were greeted by the workers on site and Andrew Latreille, the talented architectural photographer that Patrick flew out from Vancouver to document our art installation process for the week.

Day 1.

Arriving on the property the first day.

A few snaps of the main house and the gorgeous guest house just 100 metres away sitting in the field of grass surrounded by tall pines and a valley.

Day 1 started late. We didn’t arrive on location until 2pm. Once in the house, I started sketching out both illustrations with a chalk on one hand and the print out of the art on my other hand. The entire sketching process took about 2 hours. While I chalked, Denise, Aiken and Audrey (yes, even our kid came!) went to check in at our AirBnB 15 min. away from the site.

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Mural project for Powers Construction out in Salt Spring Island.

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Our first hand-painted mural of the year takes us to Salts Spring Island for Powers Construction. We are extra giddy about this one because the home we are painting in is insanely beautiful and the guest house is literally straight out of Dwell Magazine (we’ll publish those photos once it’s officially published through Dwell). We’re all stocked up on our art supplies for our trip out there tomorrow at the crack of dawn. We will be there for the rest of the week and the weather is looking promising.

All scattered with all our shit.

Earlier in the day, I had to go pick up some camera gear from the award winning architectural photographer, Andrew Latreille to take to Salt Spring so he doesn’t have to lug all that gear on the plane. Really stoked that Patrick got him to shoot our process.

We were able to cram all our paints in the secret compartment under the trunk space!
All the boxes of paint and art supplies are all neatly hidden underneath in the huge underfloor storage. Well done BMW!

Happy Friday! Here’s our latest illustration piece of Mark McMorris for Red Bull Canada.

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Happy Friday with this new Illustration of Mark McMorris shredding in mid air for Red Bull Canada. This piece is part of a commissioned illustration series ( 2 of 7) we designed, Illustrated and produced for Red Bull Canada. Each piece was vinyl wrapped on these rad little bar fridges. More to come! Have a great weekend everyone!

Vinyl printing and installation by Northside Signs.

2019 Applied Arts Illustration and Photography winners annual.

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We finally got a copy of the latest Applied Arts Illustration and Photography annual along with our certificates (which we’ll be sending out to our clients at Deloitte Canada, Kabam Games Inc. and Perkins + Will next week – one of many perks you get working with us!). We are so happy and grateful for being recognized among our peers and for all the hard work we put into the work we do for our clients. Congrats to all the winners and especially to our studio mate, Hubert Kang for also winning multiple awards for his photography work! Shout out to our Studio Manager, Aiken Lao for not only her amazing hand modelling role in the photo above but also for her amazing project management skills for the Kabam mural job.

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New Work: Illustrating type for the Vancouver Aquarium.

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Our first ever collab with the cool kids Here Be Monsters in whipping up these fun illustrated headlines for Vancouver Aquarium’s latest ad campaign. Really happy with how these turned out.
Creative and art direction: Tony Hird
Creative and copywriting: Matt Bielby
Project management: Chris Raedcher
Agency: Here Be Monsters
Illustration studio: Chairman Ting
Assistant illustrators: Aiken Lao and Emily Rose

Here are a few rough concept sketches we did before arriving to the final artwork.

Five fresh enamel pin designs for Nike’s Air Max Day 2019.

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Super pumped to receive the actual enamel pin designs we did for Nike shipped to us at the studio this morning from Toronto. We designed and illustrated all 5 enamel pin designs. Each pin is to celebrate each Air Max design (Air Max 1, Air Max 90, Air Max 95, Air Max 97, Air Max 720) for this year’s Air Max Day and Foot Locker‘s 40th anniversary. Working closely with the amazing team at Momentum Worldwide we came up with 5 unique designs and illustrations for each pair.

Thanks to our team, Aiken Lao (Studio Manager) and Emily Rose (Practicum illustration student from IDEA School of Design) for their help with visual research and creative development. Go pick up a pair at Foot Locker (Toronto only) and get your hands on a fresh set of these very limited edition dope pins. It’s now or never.