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The Chairman’s work in the press

Village Hero, a limited edition craft beer in collaboration with Phillips Brewing and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

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Village Hero – Dry Hopped Wheat Ale.
The customized design and art for the label, all done pro-bono to help raise funds for the Vancouver Foodbank.
The entire artwork.

In most of my artwork, I always try to embed Easter eggs for people to find and engage with the art. In my Village Hero piece, I tapped into the visually rich world of the Phillips Brewery brand. Examples of this are the unicorn and elephant riding high wheel bicycles, a blue buck, and a martian inside a flying saucer. I hope my artwork brings an extra layer of joy to the people enjoying this delicious brew.

Click here to see full project showcase.

Grateful for the feature on Muse by Clio. Read the full article here.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Ryan Reynolds is everywhere these days. Even on beer cans.

He and fellow British Columbia celebs Seth Rogen and Steve Nash appear, along with other notable locals, on an illustration called “It Takes a Village,” created by local designer Carson Ting this spring as a fundraiser organized by the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer.

Now, that same art is being used as the label of “Village Hero,” a craft beer from the Whitecaps and Phillips Brewing, also benefitting the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Ting, who runs the Chairman Ting Art + Design Studio in town, created the cartoon artwork to commemorates Vancouver’s 7 p.m. ovations for healthcare professionals, emergency responders and sundry frontline workers serving the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The print, first sold in limited editions last month, has raised nearly $130,000 for the Food Bank so far. It also includes representations of provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and sign-language interpreter Nigel Howard, familiar figures from televised coronavirus updates.

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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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RGD virtual Creative Directions conference 2020.

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I’m excited to be presenting at RGD’s virtual Creative Directions conference. Happening the week of April 27, this conference is designed to help you learn how to package, polish, promote and profit from your talent. I’ll be speaking about the business of creativity on May 1st. I hope you’ll join us. www.rgd.ca/cd

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.