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Last chance to grab ‘It Takes A Village’ print in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

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Last chance to pick up this It Takes A Village art print in collaboration with Vancouver Whitecaps FC. We’ve raised over $140,000 in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Sales are officially ending this week, October 31.

Get yours now here.

Thank you to everyone who bought a print and of course to our real hero, Dr. Bonnie Henry.

Herschel Supply x Vancouver Mural Fest Instagram story feature.

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I am extremely grateful for all the shine I’ve been getting with all the projects I’ve been working on through my studio. Last week Herschel Supply put out a feature for Annie Chen and I through their Instagram stories.

It was a feature talking about our recent collaboration for our studio mural in the Westend (Nelson and Nicola) for this year’s Vancouver Mural Festival.

Our mural titled ‘Westend Bestend’ features everything that defines the Westend. In particular, my mural features Joe Fortes (A prominent figure in the early history of Vancouver, and the city’s first official lifeguard.) heading west towards English Bay and a great blue Heron taking flight while Annie’s mural is made up of beautiful patterns and cute tiny critters. Both murals converge at the tip of Nelson and Nicola with a two-faced raccoon which you’ll need to see in person for the full effect.

Big thanks to the Herschel Supply team for coming out to document our work and for the interview. Visit @herschelsupply on Instagram stories to go through our entire interview.

Follow us on our art adventures on Instagram.

Full project link: https://chairmanting.com/westend-bestend-vmf-2020

Photo by Stephen Wilde
Photo by Stephen Wilde
Studio crew. Photo by Stephen Wilde
From left to right: Annie Chen, Hubert Kang, Aiken Lao, Leah Gregg, Mark Illing, Carson Ting.
Studio mural by Annie Chen.
Photo by Hubert Kang Photography
A Father and Daughter moment.
Photo by Hubert Kang Photography.

How’s everyone doing? Here’s a quick update from us working from home.

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We hope everyone is staying healthy, positive and more importantly, staying away from other people by staying home.

As we’ve been working from home, we try to keep our daily routine as normal as possible by keeping our work hours the same and schedule daily status calls with Aiken, our studio manager.

Luckily our lovely clients are still keeping us busy so for the most part, it’s business as usual.

Being stuck inside doesn’t mean we can’t paint murals digitally at home. Here’s a quick mockup of one of our favourite murals we created and was digitally installed in our townhome in the west end.

A digital mockup of the mural in our home in the west end.

This illustrated map of Vancouver was a commissioned illustration piece for CMPNY under the creative direction of Chris Zawada, partner and head of creative at Full Punch. Stay home and creative.

Here are a few close-ups of the illustration:

A quick doodle in the morning as a warm-up before a full day of drawing.

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Westend Vibes. A quick drawing of a street intersection by Nicola and Nelson in the westend of Vancouver where our studio is located.

Doing quick doodles in the morning before I start work is kinda like an athlete doing stretches as a warm-up before a race or a competition. Here’s a quick video showing the process starting with a blank canvas.

Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators Portfolio Peer Review.

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CAPIC Portfolio Review event.

Looking forward to this event tonight. Apparently, I’ll be a ‘Group Leader’ to help facilitate group discussions and critiques. It should be a fun one. See you there!

Make Earth Cool Again. Getting ready for the climate strike again in Vancouver.

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Quick doodle with Posca markers.

We’re leaving early today at the studio to join the climate strike at Vancouver’s city hall at 1pm. Hope to see you all there. Peace.

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Inspired By. A night of creativity hosted by The Advertising & Design Club of Canada. June 6th.

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June 6th 2019 | The Anza Club, Vancouver, 6-9pm.

I’m really honoured to be invited to be a featured speaker at this event called ‘Inspired By’ hosted and organized by The Advertising & Design Club of Canada. This club has inspired me since the very early days of art school at OCAD. I still remember vividly how I used to volunteer at the club by handing out the beautifully designed annuals and swag bags to all the attendees during the awards ceremony hosted at the Royal Museum of Ontario. I would try to identify all the advertising superstars that walked through the doors to make sure I got a chance to introduce myself and maybe even get a business card or two.

This was over 2 decades ago and the club has never stopped inspiring me since that day so I’m incredibly flattered and honoured to have been invited to speak at this event called ‘Inspired By‘ where I’ll be talking about why I do what I do and all the inspiration behind it all.

The Vancouver advertising scene has been fairly fragmented and devoid of any sense of community since the passing of the Lotus Awards so I’m really happy to see an event like this is happening.

Hope to see you all there! Grab your tickets here via Eventbrite.