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RISE UP against Racism. Together and united, we are stronger.

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UPDATE: SOLD. 100% proceeds went to Black Lives Matter Vancouver.
Title: United Colours of Humanity.
11″ x 14″ Acrylic and ink on 60 lb. Strathmore acid-free paper.

Like many of you, the recent events that have unfolded in the U.S. and Canada have been truly incomprehensible. It’s hard to articulate the anger and frustration seeing how racism is still a large part of our lives in this day and age. As a first-generation Chinese Canadian (born and raised) I have experienced my fair share of racism as a kid but nothing in comparison to what Black people experience. I can only imagine their struggles and because of this, I’ve been inspired to illustrate this piece called ‘United Colours of Humanity’ to capture the spirit of our global community rising up against racism, specifically, about anti-Black racism and police brutality. 

Here’s a link put together by Daily Hive that lists all Black-owned businesses and mutual aid funds you can support in Vancouver. We will continue to show our support in every way we can. FYI, there will be an anti-racism protest happening at Canada Place today at 4pm in Vancouver.

Also, here’s a cool link to support black designers that I found through my old partner in crime, Keri Zierler called Blacks Who Design: https://blackswho.design/

UPDATE: SOLD. This piece is no longer available. 100% Proceeds went to Black Lives Matter Vancouver.

We’ve already received a few purchasing inquiries about this piece. It’s yours if you donate a minimum of $100 to Black Lives Matter Vancouver. We will need a visual confirmation receipt of donation and this 1 of 1 piece will be yours.

Title: United Colours of Humanity.
11″ x 14″ Acrylic and ink on 60 lb. Strathmore acid-free paper.
Close up photo.
Title: United Colours of Humanity.
11″ x 14″ Acrylic and ink on 60 lb. Strathmore acid-free paper.
Close up photo.
Title: United Colours of Humanity.
11″ x 14″ Acrylic and ink on 60 lb. Strathmore acid-free paper.
Close up photo.
Title: United Colours of Humanity.
11″ x 14″ Acrylic and ink on 60 lb. Strathmore acid-free paper.
Close up photo.
Title: United Colours of Humanity.
11″ x 14″ Acrylic and ink on 60 lb. Strathmore acid-free paper.
Close up photo.
Title: United Colours of Humanity.
11″ x 14″ Acrylic and ink on 60 lb. Strathmore acid-free paper.

What’s your new norm? We were invited by ADCC to share our WFM photos.

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Through strange times our creative industry persists.

We’re happy to be invited to be part of this fun series by The advertising & Design Club of Canada called the #ADCChomeoffice.

The series is set to explore the current office spaces designers are working and creating from.⁠ Here’s ours. We live in a 5 level split townhome built in the 70’s in the Westend of Vancouver. On the 4th level, we have our home studio where we’re working from now. The space lets in loads of light thanks to all the skylights and windows we have. For most meetings and video calls, we do it on our patio to avoid the kid screams and banshee crying sounds from our 10-month-old. We sometimes use the dining table to lay all our work down for more tactile work. As nice it is working from home, we can’t wait to get back into the studio when this pandemic blows over. Go check out all the other spaces featured on the ADCC IG feed.

Our home office. An open concept townhome built in the 70s. We have lots of skylights and lets in loads of light which is nice but the glare on our screens can sometimes be a problem.
Our rooftop patio has been a great place of refuge for virtual video meetings as our kids can be quite disruptive. And we try our best to work outside as much as possible. Vitamin D!
Our second desk. Denise’s workspace is smaller as she’s mostly responsible for admin and finance work.
Our beloved Herman Miller Nelson Swag desk has served us so well for the past 9 years.
One of our favourite art pieces in our home. A limited print titled ‘Masquerade’ by James Jean.
Released through MAEKAN back in 2016.
Our custom art bike for adidas Originals fixie from a project back in 2010 now is one of our centre art pieces in our home. It sits in front of ‘Chaos’ 28″ x 40″ that I painted back in 2015 in my old studio at 1000 Parker. Both of these pieces sit by our home’s front entrance.
Looking up to our feature piece from the front entrance. Spot the Jean Julien’s IKEA limited art print. ;)
Denise likes to change up her scenery by working in living room. This large dining table has been our go-to spot for bigger illustrations or laying down all our design work.
Denise pretending to be hard at work. ;)
Hidden gems. Our micro Benz G-Wagon hides behind our design annuals.
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SNAG Art Auction: ‘Paint Me Silver’ now available for bids.

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UPDATE: SOLD! This piece got the most bids out of the entire collection of work.

Thank you to everyone who put a bid on this piece. It’s rare for me to sell originals these days as I’m mostly occupied with commercial work but I promise to create more handcrafted artwork in the future. And to those who have my originals, I hope my work will increase in value over time. My sincere thanks to everyone who has been so supportive of my work., you guys rule!

Bid on this piece here: https://www.32auctions.com/snagart
Title: Paint Me Silver
Medium: KRINK Silver paint, Molotow Acrylic, Posca paint on Russian Birch Wood
Dimensions: 16″ x 16″ (1.5″ deep)

This was the first time I did an IG live video where I painted live alongside the talented comic book artist Stefan Tosheff on the @Snagart channel. It was a little odd at first mostly because I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to draw but literally minutes before going live, I had a visual in my head and just went for it. This piece is called ‘Paint Me Silver‘ named after one of my favourite tracks by POND – Had a blast using my favourite Krink K75 silver marker and POSCAS. This bad boy is up for grabs: https://www.32auctions.com/snagart

Bid on this piece here: https://www.32auctions.com/snagart
Title: Paint Me Silver
Medium: KRINK Silver paint, Molotow Acrylic, Posca paint on Russian Birch Wood
Dimensions: 16″ x 16″ (1.5″ deep)
Bid on this piece here: https://www.32auctions.com/snagart
Title: Paint Me Silver
Medium: KRINK Silver paint, Molotow Acrylic, Posca paint on Russian Birch Wood
Dimensions: 16″ x 16″ (1.5″ deep)
Bid on this piece here: https://www.32auctions.com/snagart
Title: Paint Me Silver
Medium: KRINK Silver paint, Molotow Acrylic, Posca paint on Russian Birch Wood
Dimensions: 16″ x 16″ (1.5″ deep)
Bid on this piece here: https://www.32auctions.com/snagart
Title: Paint Me Silver
Medium: KRINK Silver paint, Molotow Acrylic, Posca paint on Russian Birch Wood
Dimensions: 16″ x 16″ (1.5″ deep)
Bid on this piece here: https://www.32auctions.com/snagart
Title: Paint Me Silver
Medium: KRINK Silver paint, Molotow Acrylic, Posca paint on Russian Birch Wood
Dimensions: 16″ x 16″ (1.5″ deep)

SNAG Tune in Tonight on the Snag Instagram at 8 PM PST for a live painting art auction with myself vs. Stefan Tosheff.

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https://www.instagram.com/snagart/

Tune in tonight to see me paint live on Snag’s IG live feed. I’ll be painting alongside (virtually) with Stefan Tosheff. This will be my first time, not exactly sure what to expect, and I have absolutely no idea what I’ll be painting / drawing. This will be interesting, to say the least.

VIDEO: A Dash Of Hope mural timelapse.

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Happy Friday!
Here’s a quick and fun process video of my HOPE mural.
The video was deliberately made gritty, dirty and scratchy, kinda like the state we’re in but we remain hopeful. Hope is what we need to keep our vision straight and bright. Have a great long weekend everyone! Music made by the talented Paul Chin from Toronto.

Turn up the volume!

Thank you:
Vancouver Mural Fest
Vancity Bank
Robson Street
City Of Vancouver
Goodbye Graffiti

It Takes A village campaign raised over $100,000 for the Vancouver Food Bank in just 2.5 days.

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Get your print today.
https://www.ittakesavillage.shop/

WOW! Thank you, Vancouver! The past few days have been amazing to experience as we officially topped more than $100,000 mark (and still climbing) in just 2.5 days since the launch of this fundraiser for the Greater Vancouver Bank. The amount of media attention we’ve been getting has been absolutely stunning. Thank you to all the media that has given this project the spotlight because, without you and your coverage, we wouldn’t have been able to raise so much in such a short period of time. But, we are far from done and we’re still counting on all of you to keep this momentum going.

During these times, there’s been a real significant spike in demand for help from families that are struggling to put food on the tables. We are crazy proud of all the success we’ve been getting. It really does take a village. Big thanks to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC for spearheading the entire campaign and bringing us onboard (Kindred & Scout, Leah Gregg, Aiken Lao, Ryan Leeson, Hubert Kang, Amy Jones, Mike Southworth).

Get your print today (100% proceeds to directly to the Greater Vancouver Foodbank) and hopefully, we’ll hit another major milestone soon. Purchase yours today: https://www.ittakesavillage.shop/

Limited prints by Hemlock Printers. 24″ x 18″
Version 1: Full colour.
Limited prints by Hemlock Printers. 24″ x 18″
Version 2: Whitecaps Blue
Limited prints by Hemlock Printers. 24″ x 18″
Version 1: Full colour.

It Takes a Village featuring Tosaint Ricketts.


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