The Alberta SPCA, annually puts out materials for teachers, to help in the education of children about compassion towards animals. I was asked to work on one of those products, it is a poster that can be displayed up in classrooms. I was quite keen to work on the project, one for the SPCA and also another project for kids to see.
Fort Edmonton is a local historical park, based on different time periods in Edmonton and houses great historical buildings and a fort. I was asked to create some sort of over encompassing image that would represent the whole park. Most of the time the park is represented with the Steam train or the old fort, but the park is so much more than that. So I used a forced perspective approach for this and set things up in blocks of history while creating a bit of a winding walk through the park experience. The image was to be used as a fine art print for the gift store.
The Local Good is a neat organization here in Edmonton, they are a network of people that promote local and green living for our fair city. For about a year they used my I Heart E-town graphic as a temp logo (with permission of course), at which time they asked me if I would do a customized version of it as a logo for them. I made sure to incorporate so many great local items into the logo and scaled up the elements to be readable at a small size. I even used the path of the river as a EKG pattern for a heart beat.
Spring 2014, I was contacted by the agency Free to create a poster based on quote to be used in a add campaign to promote clean air in Alberta. It was a fun opportunity as I don’t all that often get to work with type and it allowed me to creatively explore and try are few new things.
Last year I was contacted by a local real estate agent that wanted to create custom postcard mailers and a public message bus bench. We worked out a rough out line of 12 postcards that we wanted to do. As the year progressed some of the themes changed and timelines changed, and we are still working on some of them now. They are fun and thought I should share them now.
At the beginning of the Year Dianne Kapral with Canadian Running contacted me for a spot illustration for an upcoming issue. The concept was how to portray a classic newbie runner mistake of wearing moisture absorbing material and just ends up weighing them down through their run. After a few sketches this is want she and I settled on.
Last year I had presented a number of my prints at the Varscona Theatre for an upcoming show the took place in Edmonton. In addition, the opening night they were announcing that they received the funding to renovate the theatre in order to provide more space and additional rooms for all the theatre companies that are operating out the cramped older building. As I was putting up the show, they asked me if I would be interested in painting the theatre as it is now. It is something that they wanted to keep a piece of the old theatre around and used it as a promotional piece, as well as, a piece that prints could be sold of. I was totally in! So here is the final result, you can order prints through the Varscona Theatre!