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The Chairman’s work in the press

It’s Friday and if you’re feeling well, bored out of your mind from self-isolation, read German and like the work we do, then you’re in luck.

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The Cover.

2020 has been a whirlwind so far. If you’d like to take a break from all the COVID-19 news and read something else, we’d like to share some good news.

Chairman Ting has been featured in a German design magazine called PAGE! Surprisingly, we’ve had quite a few pieces featured in Germany this year starting with our trade booth designs for Munchkin. It’s always cool to see our artwork go global. The magazine also features fellow Vancouverites such as Glasfurd and Walker–we love your work. Special thanks to the writer Sabine Danek for making the trek over to speak to us in person.

Headlining the feature article. Not too shabby eh?
The magazine also features fellow Vancouverites such as
Glasfurd and Walker–we love your work.

This is also the first time our space, which has been represented under many names (Production Road, Forces of Nice, you name it we still haven’t picked one), has been mentioned in print. For those who don’t know, our studio, Chairman Ting, is located in a collective office space with fellow creatives Annie (LEMONNI), Hubert (Hubert Kang Photography), and Leah Gregg. When possible, we join forces on projects while still being able to work as individuals. It’s amazing to see how each person brings a unique set of talents and insights to the table given our different specializations and experiences.

Click here for high-res file to read article in German. ;)

Thanks again for the feature PAGE magazine. We hope this is the first step in bringing Vancouver’s creative talent to the world stage.

Now back to your scheduled COVID-19 news. We hope that everyone stays safe, practice social distancing, and use this opportunity to catch up on some rad personal projects. Netflix is a good second option.

2020 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards Winning Entries.

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We’re thrilled to have two of our projects selected as winners for this year’s Applied Arts Photography and Illustration Awards. Both of these projects we worked on for Munchkin and Six Hundred Four were one of our most favourite projects of last year. Super happy that both of these projects got selected as winners.

Winner Number/Title/Category
I-010: Munchkin Brand Universe [IL/11 Corporate Illustration – Series]
I-022: Pacific North Weave [IL/21 Packaging Illustration – Single]

Here are the winning entries:

Winner Number/Title/Category
I-010: Munchkin Brand Universe [IL/11 Corporate Illustration – Series]

Client: Munchkin Inc.
Design Studio: Chairman Ting Industries Inc.
Illustrator: Carson Ting
Art Director: Elaine Suh Bartlett
Creative Director: Diana Barnes
CEO: Steve Dunn
Senior Graphic Designer: Sean Mayo
Artist Rep: LNDMRK
Art Producer: Adeline Paradis Hautcoeur
Project Manager: Aiken Lao
Associate: Andre Bathalon

Winner Number/Title/Category
I-022: Pacific North Weave [IL/21 Packaging Illustration – Single]

Design Studio: Chairman Ting Industries Inc.
Art Director: Carson Ting
Illustrator: Carson Ting
Project Manager: Aiken Lao
Clients: Six Hundred Four and EVO Car Share

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High As The Heavens series, Communication Arts 2020 illustration awards, shortlisted.

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Shortlisted, Communications Arts 2020 Illustration Awards competition.

Excited and proud to have this illustration series for 1964 Supply Co. shortlisted for Communication Arts 2020 illustration Awards competition.

CREDITS

Agency: One Twenty Three West

Title: High As The Heavens

Client: 1964 Supply Co.

Creative Director, Design: Kim Ridgewell

Account manager: Matt Mcgarva

Production/Producer: Ninette Aves

Illustrator: Chairman Ting

An illustration series melding both traditional Chinese folklore creatures with a contemporary street art style and flat graphic shapes to create a whimsical and surreal world. From low to higher doses, each state’s intensity is represented in the illustration style and content.

Our design submission won 2nd place for a design competition hosted by Westbank.

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Our proposed design concept called ‘Meet Up For Coffee’

We are so thrilled to have been notified by Westbank that we won 2nd place in a design competition called This Is Not A black Box.

The design proposal we submitted was titled ‘Meet Up For Coffee’. Essentially, the structural design is a giant coffee cup. Big thanks for our studio manager Aiken Lao for putting the proposal together despite the tight deadline we were working with. 

The challenge is to come up with a structure that will increase the diversity of events that can be held in the atrium in the Woodwards building by challenging the current restrictions that the space presents. Westbank was looking for a structure design that is aesthetically pleasing, multi-purpose, modular, transportable. A structure that will challenge restrictions and enable the following events to take place:

A. Security: The structure must be secure given that it’s in a public space.

B. Business Activity: The structure must minimize any disruption of the business activities of the two retailers on site: London Drugs and Nesters Market.

C. Privacy: The structure must enable privacy to the attendees, if that is a requirement of the event.

THE CHALLENGE

The challenge is to come up with a structure that will increase the diversity of events that can be held in the atrium by challenging the current restrictions that the space presents.

OUR SOLUTION

We are proposing an art installation called “Meet Up For Coffee” that has dual functions as an event space and as an art piece for the public. This multifunctional space works as a stage and private area for events like art exhibits, retailer pop-up, fashion show, and more.

SECURITY The installation has glass doors with locks to ensure the space inside is secure. A custom tarp can be made to keep the installation clean from graffiti.

BUSINESS Activity Installation does not cause a disturbance to the local businesses in the space as it stays contained to its own area. The installation is movable on wheels so it can be put away for storage or to be moved in the outside area of Woodward’s.

PRIVACY Doors can be open and closed to create a public and private space inside the coffee cup. The sleeve can be extended to reveal a food-truck style opening to serve as a bar and acts as an extension to create a larger private space for events. Screens on the outside of the sleeve can act as branding and signage for an event, or a temporary advertising space when acting as art installation for the public.

SPECIFICATIONS The structure will be about 2.5 metres tall to be able to fit through the doors and moved to the outside atrium area of Woodward’s if required. Wheels with locks will be installed for mobility purposes. The container will be built with a mixture of wood and PVC plastic to keep it stable and lightweight.

Our initial rough concepts
The original marker sketch.

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!

2019 Award of Excellence. Interior Design Institute of BC’s Annual Awards.

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Award of Excellence at the Interior Design Institute of BC’s annual awards.

We’re super proud to have been part of this amazing project for Kabam Studios that Perkins + Will brought us on board last year. We were notified by Kimberly Baba, the Senior Interior Designer from Perkins + Will that the project received an Award of Excellence at the Interior Design Institute of BC’s annual awards. Big ups to Frank from North Side Signs for the printing and installation for the entire art installation.

Here are some photos of the space taken by Ema Peter.

Shot by Ema Peter.
Shot by Ema Peter.
Shot by Ema Peter.

Keynote speaker for the Department of Design at Western Washington University.

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http://www.wwu.edu/design/

Been crazy busy this week but I want to take 5 min (hence the ugly image of this post) to tell you all that I’m excited to be invited to be a keynote speaker for the 2019 design graduates at the Western Washington University. I’ll be heading down tomorrow morning for the talk. Not entirely sure how I’ll find the time to rehearse tonight with game 6 happening! #WeTheNorth! Go Raptors!

I hope I’ll be able to update my IG stories tomorrow as it unfolds.