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The Chairman’s design work

Surfing into the weekend like this cool kid we created for Munchkin’s tradeshow booth in Cologne, Germany.

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Happy Friday.

Here’s a sneak peek into one of the coolest projects we’ve worked on this year. A massive illustration project for the amazing team at Munchkin to help create a fun and loving Munchkin kid universe for their tradeshow in Cologne, Germany last month. We worked closely with the amazing team at LNDMRK that helped produce and project manage from their Montreal HQ.
More images to come soon! Have a great weekend everyone!

Tradeshow booth entrance. Cologne, Germany.
Our hand-drawn type used as wallpaper for the lounge area.

Client: Munchkin
Rep / Producer: LNDMRK
Art + Design studio: Chairman Ting
Studio Manager: Aiken Lao

GTB Toronto and Montreal HQ Mural installed and embedded with loads of easter eggs.

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GTB’s visual brand manifesto measures 123″ tall by 296″ wide.

This project for GTB Toronto and Montreal was definitely one of our top 5 projects of this year so far. Working closely with the Executive Creative Director, Yasmin Sahni, we created this multi-layered of crazy fun artwork that’s embedded with a ton of easter eggs including subtle nods to great artists like Keith Haring, Alex Colville, Ai Weiwei, Edward Hopper, The Toronto Raptors, and more. This massive illustration can actually be taken apart as each component is its own entity. Here’s one piece extracted for fun. It’s called ‘The Running Building”.

The Running Building. One of hundreds of elements that make up this giant GTB mural.

Here’s a closer look at the mural broken up into two parts.

First half of the mural for a closer look.
Second half of the mural for a closer look.

It was extra nice to be able to work with Frank Turner again, the owner of Clockwork Productions in Toronto. I used to work with Frank way back in the early 2000s when I was an art director working in Toronto. Frank and his team always pull through in spades, so when I knew they were handling the production, I was more than thrilled. Project Management at the studio by Aiken Lao.

Check out more snaps of the mural that we pulled from social.

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Digging up a pile of Tings from the vault for a future sticker pack release.

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A big pile of Tings as we sort out pieces for the sicker pack release.

So much work, so little time. We’re looking to opening the vault to fire up sticker packs and more in the near future after we plough through our current heavy workload. Really happy to see our Bun Bun Ting icon character concrete form for shits and giggles.

Follow our adventures on Instagram.

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.

We’re thinking of printing our Pacific North Weave illustration as smaller art prints

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Tinkering around with smaller prints resized and cropped to fit a portrait orientation. This Six Hundred Four piece in collaboration with EVO Car SharePacific North Weave‘ would be cut up in 3 pieces, left, middle and right. Revisiting this piece since I added 3 bonus easter eggs in the piece including a Koi loving Otter.

You can now order your pair (limited to six hundred and four pairs) online or at the store.

Nike World Juniors Enamel Pin illustration and design

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New illustration and design project for Nike’s World Juniors. Really pumped to see this design and Illustration project go through for Nike.

The 2019 World Junior Championship games happening here in BC. Two cities: Vancouver + Victoria. Get your limited Enamel pins at your local Sport Chek while supplies last. Watch the games now until Jan 5 2019. Big ups to Raul Garcia, ECD at Momentum Worldwide for bringing me on board for this fun one. 🙏 Go team Canada go! 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

Full story here on The Message.

Below is a tiny sneak peek of our creative process. They’re quick and loose pencil sketches to the more tighter design comps. Feel free to reach out if you’d like to learn more about our creative design process. And yes, happy new year! Our first post of 2019. Follow our creative journey on Instagram