Merry New year folks!!!
Well, the holiday season is here..hopefully this wont spoil any surprises.
A couple of Christmas commissions I did this month.
Qee-BestFriends (custom painted PVC toys)
I'm knee deep in work right now, currently producing a 7'x10' hanging canvas for a client in Toronto. Very Exciting....this one is going to blow you away!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Merry New year folks!!!
Posted by P4Design.org at 3:13 a.m.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Right now the Housepaint art exhibit (click HERE for previous post) I was invovled with this past summer has been installed in the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum)
If street art is found within the walls of a museum, can we still find something in this vibrant international art movement that can be respected as critical and exceptional art? This exhibition, driven by the street artists themselves, is a distillation of the spontaneity, spirit of collaboration, accessibility and social consciousness from which street art has emerged. Housepaint at the Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC) at the ROM is the first exhibition of street art in a major Canadian museum, an open-ended exhibition and experiment. Through the run of the exhibition, every month-and-a-half another street artist will be invited to respond and add to the canvas houses from Tent City and the previous art work in the sequence -- layering the exhibition with meaning and building organic connections between the works.
At the end of the exhbition the canvas houses will be auctioned for Habitat for Humanity Toronto. Please register at http://www.housepaint.ca for programming updates.
STARSHIP / GENE PENDON (HVW8) | SPECTER / GABRIEL REESE | ROYAL / DIXON / JUAN CARLOS NORIA | OTHER / DEREK SHAMUS MEHAFFEY | LEASE / LISA MANSFIELD | FAUXREEL / DAN BERGERON | EVOKE / PATRICK THOMPSON | ELICSER ELLIOT | EGR / ERICA GOSICH ROSE | DSTRBO / DAN BULLER (HVW8) | CASE / RYAN MACKEEN | CANT 4 / AMANDA MARIE
ICC Guest Curator
Starting December 13th, 2008
Institute for Contemporary Culture - Roloff Beny Gallery
4th Floor, Royal Ontario Museum
Free with ROM Admission
Roloff Beny Gallery, 4th Floor, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
I happen to have two panels in this installation(unofficially), so I am very excited and proud to have my work showing in one of the largest galleries in Canada alongside these amazing artists. There has been additional work created since the original installation took place at The LuminaTO event this summer, so even if you saw that, you should definitely come see this second viewing of the work. If looks amazing!
-here is some really great press from the facebook group as well
Street art exhibition at Royal Ontario Museum looks at poverty, homelessness - Yahoo! Canada News
Azure :: The House Painters
There is a facebook group for it HERE
Friday, December 5, 2008
a sketch, to vector, to photoshop...available as a free desktop from me to you, download a full size image from the links at the bottom of this post.
download the full size image here!
...also! here's an alternate hot pink version for all you hipsters.
-Got a quick 'lil canvas on the go, then pushing onward to biggeer things.
Stay tuned dudes!
Posted by P4Design.org at 11:42 a.m.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
This week I produced the following signage for Dojang Martial Arts studio located at 4465 dunbar St. (Map)
Here is my initial concept image:
And Here is the final sign painted by hand.
I really enjoyed painting this sign, I've always had a thing for the old signage and billboards of the past. I cant help but stare when I see a 50 year old coca cola billboard fading into old bricks, and I'll be very happy if one day when I'm old and weathered(more so) that I can happen upon one of my forgotten wall murals that has stood the test of time and faded only from exposure to the elements since its creation.
I've got a lot of painting left in me, hopefully my work can keep up ;)
Next post should be some process work from an exciting new project I'll be starting next week. A 7 foot by 11 foot canvas, privately commissioned by a design studio located in Toronto. I posted some concepts for it in the last weeks, but since then the design totally changed and we finally arrived at something everyone was excited about. The words "powerfull" and "Holy Shit!" were used in response to my submissions, so obviously this is going to be a fun one to work on.
Stay warm folks!
Posted by P4Design.org at 2:34 p.m.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Photos from last nights PVC customs show at Third in downtown Vancouver.
Here are some of the other customs on display last night as well...
..My two toys did not selll last night, so if anyone wants to enquire they are still available and wold probably make a wicked xmas present.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org for prices.
-Up next?..good damned question.
Monday, November 10, 2008
For some reason voting on my designs ended after only 3 days(not 7)
im not sure what rule I broke, but I suspect hat too many friends went and spammed the site with perfect votes..I got no message as to why voting ended early...I may try again, we'll see.
I just got notification that 2 of the 3 designs submitted to threadless are open for voting..
I've got a week to get voted in or out, so do me a solid and go vote for my designs right now....!!!!!!!!
Monday, November 3, 2008
I finally got around to submitting some designs to threadless.com online tshirt shop.
Click here for my threadless profile
it should be open for voting this week, so make sure to vote for me often!!
heres a better view of the front and back together, not seen on threadless.
I'll probably put more online once These get approved, (or not).
---Again, photobucket is acting up on me...bear with me, and click thumbnails to view in a seperate tab or window..
I worked on two commissions for a new client in Vancouver this past week.
this one was a 24"x90" tryptich(a tryptich is a single image made up from three images together) with the word "avatud" (estonian for 'open')
and then I also did this smaller canvas as a gift from the same client.