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BOFA SITE REVAMP

Hard to believe it’s been close to 5 years since bofagroup.com was designed. Keeping busy with other people’s projects does not leave me with much time to work on my own stuff.
So I’ve given the site and blog a slight revamp and finally have the online store up and running. More products to be added in the next couple of weeks.
For now, let me know what you think?

Thanks again to everyone who has visited the site, got some work from me or had a positive word to say regarding my work. It’s all very appreciated!

BOFASiteRevamp

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METAL HAMMER PARADISE

The Paradise Festival is a 2 day metal festival put on by Metal Hammer Magazine and they needed a festival shirt to sell at the event. So I was more than happy to put out a design for them.

Paradise, Metal Hammer, Germany, Magazine, Paradise Festival, heavy metal, metal, music, live bands, skull, tshirt design, graphic design, illustration, toronto, canada, Breath Of Fresh Air Design, bofa, bofagroup, death, evil

BAND GEEK MAFIA

The Band Geek Mafia are a great ska/punk band from Germany and their record label, Long Beach Records Europe, asked me to do their latest EP cover work and promotional items to go along with it. Check out the band’s website at http://thebandgeekmafia.de.

Band Geek Mafia, ska, punk, Long Beach Records, CD cover, Album artwork, design, Toronto, Germany, BOFA, Breath Of Fresh Air, Graphic Design, Flyweights, illustration, bird

CULTOVATION

Logo and home page design for an investment firm called Cultovation, which I completed awhile back.

Cultovation, logo design, investment firm, south africa, graphic design, toronto, canada, breath of fresh air design, bofa

DOG BOWL STRIPING

Toronto based photographer Nick Hannekom asked me to do some pinstriping on his two pet dog’s bowls and this was the final outcome.

pinstriping, lettering, dog bowls, breath of fresh air design, nick hannekom, toronto, design, graphic design, one shot, bofa

EDISON MFG CO

Brand new watercolor illustration with some pinstriping on the glass for San Diego’s Edison MFG Co.

Had a blast with this and will hopefully be doing some more in the near future!

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Edison MFG Co, watercolor, tattoo, pinstriping san diego, breath of fresh air design, toronto, leather, flash sheet, wings, usa, canada, one shot, bofa

Edison MFG Co, watercolor, tattoo, pinstriping san diego, breath of fresh air design, toronto, leather, flash sheet, wings, usa, canada, one shot, bofa

EVIL’S POISON FOR GOOD

A couple of months back I was approached by Social Laundry looking for an illustration for their next t-shirt.
I was more than happy to get involved as one, they pretty much let the artists do their own thing, and two, $2 of every t-shirt sale goes to a charity. I don’t think any more reasons were needed.

The end result was my “Evil’s Poison” design and I love what they have mentioned next to the shirt on their store page: “We love this agressive, hand drawn piece from our friend Andrew, who lives North of the border in Toronto. We’ve looked at it and looked at it and tried to interpret its meaning. We have some ideas but thought we would leave it up to you. Give us your ideas by commenting below.
Although there’s not really much of a meaning behind the design, there is a story behind it. But I think that’s the great thing about art…it’s up to the beholder to decide what they see and think of it.

Now support a good cause and purchase your very own “Evil’s Poison” t-shirt right HERE.

evils poison, social laundry, illustration, typography, text, t-shirt design, graphic design, toronto, breath of fresh air design, bofa, blood, beauty, evil, poison

UNSEEN HERO

Here’s a look at the brand new CD cover design and illustration I did for the band Unseen Hero.

illustration, bat, unseen hero, toronto, south africa, canada, cd cover design, album artwork, breath of fresh air design, bofa, graphic design

DIRECTOR’S CHAIR

I got the chance to do something a little different recently when Canadian director George D’amato asked me to spice up his director’s chair with his name and some pinstriping. It was not an easy job as One Shot enamel paint and raw canvas do not like each other. But with a bit of research and some advice from some great Canadian stripers it soon got done and delivered. With an overly excited client at the end I couldn’t be happier.

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pinstriping, one shot, director, george damato, hot rod, chair, canvas, directors chair, toronto, kustom art, breath of fresh air design, bofa, andrew wright, canada, painting, design, lettering, signage

pinstriping, one shot, director, george damato, hot rod, chair, canvas, directors chair, toronto, kustom art, breath of fresh air design, bofa, andrew wright, canada, painting, design, lettering, signage

PRINT VS DIGITAL

I am definitely a huge magazine nerd and any chance I can get, I will spend my hard earned money on hot rod, pinstriping, music and skateboarding magazines. Magazines are, without a doubt, becoming more expensive. But the main problem is that actual, physically printed magazines are slowly going the the way of the dinosaurs and becoming extinct.

King Shit Magazine

Now since moving to Toronto, I’ve known of a magazine called “King Shit“…yes, you read right “King Shit“, and it is a locally produced skateboard magazine based just a couple of blocks down from where I live. I finally found a copy of the mag at a great skate shop called Sanction.
The reason I’m mentioning this magazine is because I think all magazines should be run like this…the magazine is FREE. Everyone likes free stuff and everyone likes to give away stuff. So the stores are looking good by giving away these mags and more people are picking up the mag and reading it, which in turn gives the advertisers a broader marketing base.

I’m not going to argue with anyone that picking up your iPad or laptop and downloading the magazine for free, or next to nothing is a bad idea. But for me there’s nothing better than having that magazine in my hands and being able to store it on the book shelf to read over and over again. “King Shit” is such a mag…the quality of the paper and print is amazing (better than some other skate mags I’ve read), the photography and design is brilliant and a great source of design inspiration and the articles are well written. I’ve read a lot of people complaining about the quality of the interviews and writing but you know what…when you have people offering you a free skate mag with great photos, ads and info, I really don’t think you should be complaining.

King Shit Magazine

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