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A Dash Of Hope. A pop-up mural in Downtown Vancouver during the COVID19 lockdown.

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Location: 1168 Robson Street, Vancouver.
Digital captures from my Nikon D600 + Nikkor 50mm F1.4 non-ai while taking breaks.

A quick timelapse of my process.

Post-production notes:

The mural took 3 days in total. 1st day was mostly prep work. This included picking up paint and art supplies, priming the wall and sketch work (using a grid system and a good old fashioned chalk).

The grid technique I used for this mural project.

The 2nd day started early at 9am until 6pm. The bulk of the work was done on the 2nd day and on the 3rd day I spent half of the day finishing up details, fixing mistakes, and photographing the final wall.

Because of the COVID situation, I decided to solo the job to minimize any human interaction. The wall was done almost exclusively with spray paint (from Layout art supplies) for speed. I didn’t have access to water and didn’t know how I was going to treat greywater so it only made sense to spray bomb the whole wall.

Fun fact:

The fact that I was soloing the job meant I didn’t have anyone to look after my gear if I had to go to the bathroom, so I decided to not drink anything for the entire time I painted. I was in eco-mode for the entire time which I was quite surprised how well my body adapted. Happy that I didn’t have to resort to adult diapers. ;)


“Everything that is done in the world is done by HOPE.”

Martin Luther King

✨A Dash of Hope✨ is all we need. I’m super pumped about this new mural I did for the Vancouver Mural Festival and Vancity on 1168 Robson Street. Big thanks to Drew Young and the whole Vancouver Mural Festival team for inviting me to be among the 40+ artists to help brighten up the city with our art. It’s a sad sight to see what used to be a vibrant city to be now all boarded up in our battle against this pandemic.

We all just need a dash of HOPE while keeping away from each other and to stay home as much as we can to help continue to flatten this curve. We can do this.

Big shout out to City of Vancouver for the paint and supplies and Goodbye Graffiti for providing a protective coating to our (hopefully) temporary art. Also a big shout out to our amazing studio manager Aiken Lao for holding everything down remotely while I go paint. My apologies for all my late email, text, IG message responses.

Photo credit: Portrait shot by @Tootallthaison | A great talent. Give him a follow on IG.

Thank you to all the people that came to say hi from a safe distance, all the strangers that came up to give me props and thumbs up.

Digital captures from my Nikon D600 + Nikkor 50mm F1.4 non-ai while taking breaks.
Digital captures from my Nikon D600 + Nikkor 50mm F1.4 non-ai while taking breaks.
The talented Jopa stenciling tags on each and every mural. Check out his work on IG:
https://www.instagram.com/brotherjopa/

And finally to the random crow that stalked me for all three days, thanks for stealing my bag of skinny nibs. You can suck it crow bird.

A victory prance after wrapping up the project.
A work in progress shot.

Our Bricks graffiti piece just got featured in AZURE magazine

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So pumped to see our graffiti piece called Bricks featured in the latest AZURE magazine, June 2017, Pg. 36. This piece was commissioned by the amazing people at Powers Construction. Full project link here. Read More »

Powers Construction graffiti installation featured in the latest Gray Magazine issue.

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Container Site Offices / Powers Construction


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We’re so stoked to see our graffiti installation featured in the latest Gray magazine (issue No. 31). This project came to us this past summer and it’s still one of our most favourite projects of the year. It was crazy fun working on this installation. Big thanks again to Kenji Rodríguez-Tanamachi for helping us.

Photography by Andrew Latreille. Read More »

Stencil illustration & typography work for TELUS’ latest ad campaign

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Had loads of fun producing pieces for TELUS’ latest ad campaign. It’s my first time working with TELUS’ agency of record, The & Partnership. All the visual pieces were created in my studio at 1000 Parker. Read More »

There’s a monster in all of us. Commissioned mural for The Vancouver Opera.

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A new commissioned mural to help promote #StickBoyOpera by Shane Koyczan for the The Vancouver Opera. The campaign created by DDB Canada asked a collection of Artists to tell their own story based on the theme “There’s a monster in all of us“.

My mural called ‘Internal Battle‘ is my portrayal of the bully (the monster).
Children often fight their own internal battles, either big or small. For really troubled kids, that can become an external struggle that ultimately leads to their transition into an aggressor, a bully, a monster. It’s a vicious cycle, one that ends up with many victims including the bully themselves. Read More »

An epic 52 ft wall mural for VANOC.

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An epic wall mural project for the Vancouver Winter Olympics (VANOC) 2010 I worked on with Company Policy back in Jan/Feb 2010. We slept and ate at this warehouse for countless days to get it done in time.

The entire wall mural was captured via 4 Nikon D90s and shot in sync simultaneously by Steve Pinter. The final video projection was at a 1:1 scale and was exhibited at the Vancouver Art Gallery during the winter Olympics.

The project was handled by Company Policy. I dug out these iphone shots today because I just realized that I never published this project properly via social media space. This 52ft wall mural was one of the toughest projects I’ve worked on. At one time we worked over 72 hours on this wall without sleep and it almost killed me. I still get shivers just thinking about that warehouse.

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@Invoke Wall Mural

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A commissioned wall mural by Invoke Media, Vancouver, the founders of HootSuite. This was another collaboration between Mike Nowland of Company Policy and Carson Ting of Chairman Ting. Produced by Leanna Wilson and original music by Tom Pettapiece. More behind the scenes photos is up via Flickr. The project was loads of fun as usual. It was a good solid 15 hour work day. And again, we tripped out on Mike’s paint fumes. Awesomeness.