Digital Mayhem, a NOISE office mural.

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A few months ago we were commissioned by NOISE, a full service ad agency in Yaletown. This project took several months to complete due to busy schedules and nailing down a concept that the folks at NOISE liked. We stormed up over 10 concept illustrations before landing on this one. We’ll be sure to share some of those concepts on our blog in the next couple of weeks while we put together a wrap up video. More photos. Read More »

Large Scale Metal Mural Project for Henriquez Partners Architects

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And finally, here’s our wrap up video for our KGMS Large scale mural project for Henriquez Partners Architects in Vancouver that we finished a few months ago. This was definitely one of the biggest and hardest mural projects we’ve worked on to date but also equally as rewarding. With happy clients and work we’re proud of, we’d love to share the final video here on our site.

We’d also love to give a big shout out to Kenji and Joanna for assisting us for the few days before their trip to Japan, Edwin Cheng and Sophia Tong for priming the panels and Bertrand Joyal for all your advice. This was a commissioned mural project by Henriquez Partners Architects for the Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School in North Vancouver. The project took over 200 hours to finish 15 4′ x 8′ aluminum panels. We used Montana Gold spray paint, 1Shot enamels, DTM primers and paint, KRINK and Molotow markers to create the final artwork all by hand.

Photo credit: Albert Law Photography

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We’re featured in the latest Applied Arts Magazine.

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We’re extremely happy and honoured to have been featured in the latest issue of Applied Arts. We’ve always been a big fan of this publication for well over a decade. We still remember flipping page after page of brilliant creativity, art and design and being completely inspired by all the work in the book back when we were just students. Slowly over the years we began to have our work featured in Applied Arts but to have an editorial piece written about our studio is just absolutely fantastic! Click here for the full article story.

Big thanks to Elizabeth Eames for making the trek out to our studio that day and spending the time to interview us and taking the time to learn about our journey to making it out on our own. Read More »

Falcon over man’s head on ice-cream with sprinkles of bunnies.

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Personal illustration. From a silly afternoon doodle, I wanted to see it finished with colour and cleaner lines. Digital, May 2014.
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Duality, an art experiment at The East Van Studios art show.

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The words I interpreted from Louise Burns for my Duality art show piece “Your lungs reverberate like a gunshot from a conquistador straight tween’ your death valley eyes”. Had a great time chatting about music with the talented Louise Burns and hope to watch her perform at one of her future shows soon!

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We’re proud to have been part of this amazing show called Duality, An Art Experiment project by the talented photographer, Shannyn Higgins and designer Erica Wilk. The show opened last night at the East Van Studios and continues on today. The show consists of 25 artists and interpreting words from 25 writers, poets and songwriters. It was great to see so many new and familiar faces under one roof celebrating art and culture. We need more events like this in Vancouver! Big ups to the girls Shannyn Higgins and Erica Wilk for pulling off such a successful show.

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Wrapping up the metal mural project. One panel at a time.

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After 180+ hours of studio time and 25+ hours of prep work (Thanks Freshbooks!), our KGMS large scale mural project with Henriquez Partners Architects is finally wrapping up. We’ve spent the past few days packaging all 15 panels up for final art delivery for Tuesday morning. We’ve got exactly 5 more panels to package up for tomorrow but we’re excited that it’s finally finished. This project was a bigger undertaking than we originally thought and have learned a ton from working with such large scale metal panels along with using enamel paints and in combination with KRINK markers and spray paint (KRINK and MOLOTOW markers apparently don’t work well on spray painted surfaces. Who knew!). We’ll be sure to post more photos up once it’s installed at the Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School location. We’re also very thankful to have had Albert Law document the whole project which we’ll post on this site soon.

For now, check out some of the panels in the studio and them getting packaged. A video will also be available to show our production process. Read More »

A month in the making and still going.

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We’ve been busy painting each giant metal panel by hand for the past month and we’re making progress in finishing all 15 panels as there only a few left. The whole process has taken a lot longer than we thought due to the enamel paints we’ve been using. Enamel is what old sign painters used to use and although it takes forever for this stuff to dry it is still worth the extra effort since they’re made to last for a very long time outdoors.

We’re also really excited to have Albert Law come in to document the whole behind the scenes process. Check out his photography work at albertlaw.ca

This is a project with Henriquez Partners Architects in Vancouver | http://henriquezpartners.com/

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