Here’s a little something I started almost a year ago and didn’t quite finish it, and then for some strange reason packed it away, and forgot about it.
Well, I finally pulled it out of the box and finished it up.
Better late than never I suppose!
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Toronto based photographer Nick Hannekom asked me to do some pinstriping on his two pet dog’s bowls and this was the final outcome.
Once again, I have slacked in the blog department and it seems like not much has gone on behind the Breath Of Fresh Air Design doors. But quite the opposite in fact. The last 3 or 4 months have been crazy busy and I’ve had the chance to work for some great clients from a guitar builder to a cafe racer/motorbike company and everything in between (more will be revealed on those in 2013).
But what has really kept me busy, and something I feel so fortunate to be apart of, has been the involvement with, what I consider to be the best horror magazine in the world, Rue-Morgue Magazine. The amazing and talented team invited me in to help with the design and layout of the magazine and it has been an honour, and a blast ever since.
If you do not know of the magazine or haven’t read an issue lately, then do yourself a favour and pop on over to your local newsagent (or go online and purchase a subscription) and get yourself the latest issue…At the very least, make sure you get the 15th Anniversary Halloween Issue (#127). The brilliant content aside, visually, art director Justin Erickson did an amazing job and it is horror-eye-candy at it’s very best.
So, with the chance of this sounding like a “new-year’s resolution”, and trust me, it’s not, I hope to keep this blog and the website updated a bit more often.
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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.
As promised in my previous post, here’s what I have been working on over the past couple of weeks.
Haunted House Creations is a haunted house prop and special effects shop based in Toronto that specializes in the creation of pretty much anything you would find in your favorite haunted house. From zombies to bats, prisoners being electrocuted to an obese chef swaying with a plate of brain food. There’s nothing they can’t do, and at a quality you won’t believe.
They asked me to design a new look and feel for the company with a new logo, business cards and tees for their re-launch at the ScareFest convention that happened this past weekend. I was more than happy to oblige and below is the final outcome of the weeks of work.
This past December I was house sitting for a great photographer friend of mine, Nick Hanekom (Check out his website HERE) and reading through some of his photography and snowboard magazines he had under the coffee table, when I came across an old (2006) issue of a South African magazine called BLUNT.
The last time I probably set eyes on this issue was most likely around when it came out in 2006. What makes this issue so great for me is that I was commissioned to do the illustration and design of the front cover.
What I had forgotten though, while paging through the issue, was the interview and feature done with me and my illustration and design. It’s funny to read something I answered so long ago and seeing where my head was back then.
It’s not very often I get to “blow my own horn”, and it’s always great to look back in the past every now and then to see where you’ve come from and hopefully, where you’re heading.