October 28, 2013 § 2 Comments
So as some of you may know over the past year I have become a bit of a succulent junkie. I think it started when I was in San Francisco last November putting up an art show. I did a lot of walking around the residential streets of the Mission and noticed all the beautiful succulents, jades and cacti growing everywhere for the first time. I fell in love with… everything. The symmetry, the colours, the variation. The contrast of plump juicy leaves with the warm dry temperatures.
I wanted to try designing my own combinations and arrangements. I made an Instagram profile just for succulents so as not to look like a total crazy lady on my regular feed. I’ll be releasing my first “Succulent Print Collection” next week, and thought I’d share some photos of my drawings in the meantime ☺
September 18, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Here are some photos of a little DIY project I just finished. My baby brother got married recently and I had to think of an amazing gift idea. He and his wife already have an embarrassing amount of my artwork on their walls so I couldn’t go that route… Then it came to me: Refurbish an old butcher’s block into a classy bar for their place!
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June 5, 2013 § Leave a Comment
We leave for our first North American tour in a couple weeks. Check our website, maybe we’ll be coming through your town. I will be posting from my tour sketchbook here and on instagram. Join me on this new adventure!
April 4, 2013 § 2 Comments
Every so often I do a little logo design/branding work for fun. This piece was created for Copper Owl, a beautiful retro bar/venue in Victoria with a killer lounge vibe. The logo is meant to work well in print, reflecting the vintage quality of the place while keeping things playful. I decided it would be fun to animate the web-version. On their website the speech bubbles also change when you hover over different menu items. Wink wink!
September 6, 2012 § Leave a Comment
This is a poster I designed for the Rifflandia music festival. LUNICE is an electronic/hip hop dj from Montreal. A former breakdancer, he is known for high energy performances on stage, often leaving the dj booth to dance with the audience. I wanted to reflect the energy and movement of his live performances in this poster.
Loving screen printed by the pros at the Olio Artist & Workers Cooperative in grey, black and gold ink, I’ve got 20 18 x 24″prints available for sale for only $20 each + shipping! Get one via my Etsy shop while supplies last. (Click image below to enlarge)
To illustrate the “static animation” technique used in the design, I created this animated gif to show how the images actually combine to make him dance.
June 22, 2012 § 1 Comment
I just got back from the Olio Screenprinting Cooperative where they are busy cutting prints for Second Edition, a collection of 40 silkscreened works by Victoria-based artists. These gorgeous prints are at this moment being hand bound into hard cover books which can be ordered at the launch tonight, and online. I’m lucky to be a part of this project! Here’s a sneak peek…
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April 16, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Designing alcohol labels is a dream job of mine so when I heard that the Canoe Brew Pub was having an art competition to launch their new Southern Cross South Pacific IPA I jumped on board. Given the name, this was a great excuse to go Tiki, but not too Tiki if you know what I mean. I mainly took my inspiration from tiki textures, colours and shapes, combined with some appropriate sketchbook images and fun type design.
April 10, 2012 § 4 Comments
One of the perks of living in Victoria is that it’s really easy to fill your home with mid-century modern furniture (used of course). If you’re not familiar with the style, think Don Draper’s new condo… The stuff’s everywhere out here. Beautiful design, great quality and cheap. Unlike most furniture on the market today, if properly cared for it lasts for many many years. If properly cared for…
I designed these handy little signs for a friend who has lots of teak and lots of cocktail parties. Anyone who owns anything made out of this wood will know what I’m talking about. Having to throw coasters at your dinner guests to save them putting a—gasp—hot plate or drippy glass down directly on your precious wood gets tedious. I don’t know how Don does it. Cheers from the Victoria Teak Preservation Society.
March 8, 2012 § 2 Comments
It’s always fun when I get to stamp up a new batch of business cards. I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of one stamp, some ink and a box of little envelopes over the past couple years. It’s kind of surprising I’m not sick of them… maybe that’s a good sign. These are for Pecha Kucha Night Victoria, where I’ll be presenting my work tonight!
January 19, 2012 § Leave a Comment
It’s tradition in the Netherlands to send a card to friends and family announcing when a baby is born. I was commissioned to do this one for my cousin Marten and is wife Puck, to announce the arrival of their daughter Elpi.
It was a fun little project, especially receiving my card in the mail all the way from Rotterdam. Felicitaties!