Commissioned to design and paint artwork for a massive (easily size 22) Vans® shoe, live at the Vans® Hi-Standard Series 2014 event/Ontario.
During this event, Vans® gave out 10 blank pairs of shoes complete with coloured markers to contestants in the base lodge of Mt. St. Louis-Moonstone. Their task was to decorate these shoes however they saw fit, I was there as inspiration, drawing and painting on the massive model shoe. At the end of the event my shoe, now completed was awarded to one of the participants in a random draw. The lucky guy was super stoked (both he and his dad were extremely grateful people). Ten minutes after winning his prize shoe he posted it up on Instagram for all to see (photo attached).
I had the pleasure to work with Publicis on behalf of Rogers launching the “Express Yourself” campaign for the Nokia 920 line of coloured smartphones.
My job was to design and paint an 18’x12′ canvas (in one take in front of the cameras), using the four colours provided (Red, Yellow, Black & White) of which the Nokia 920 was being offered only through Rogers.
This had to be one of the coolest gigs I’ve done to date. With film crew on set, there were four cameras focused in me & my work (two stop motion & two live action cameras floating around, picking up details & close ups).
The final edited video turned out killer!
Very hard working crews on this set… Great people all around!
My wife and I were about to host a summer BBQ, so with friends enroute and the back of our house looking a little sparse, I figured this would be right time to grab some cans and jam up a little organic visual flavour prior to their arrival.
This is the completed piece.
Canvas and mural combined. Killer concept.
The I.T. department requested the number 127.0.0.1 be added (“localhost” or “home”).
I blew right through the glass wall into the adjacent room.
Armoire paint job commissioned for a Chatelaine Magazine photoshoot, published in the March 2012 issue.
Spray paint with a touch of paint marker.
A friend asked me “Where are the Dudeman skulls going?” I told him that “this was not that type of client and that there is a time and a place” …however, by the time 3:30am rolled around -the paint markers started to fly.
Open the door and it’s a bar inside!
The finished piece, once all the elements were put into place, turned out to be an exceptionally well configured scenario.
Open the drawer -this houses the wine bottles.
Oh, did you spot the added detail of the hot pink drawer lip?
I started this project by painting an internal wall on the third floor, followed by seventy feet of the same graphic for five third floor displays, then I painted twelve canvases which were on display on the main floor in the “Accessories” department as well as the two display windows down on the concourse level. Next up were the two main floor alcoves, which are located either side of the store towards the back, all the above mentioned work was done during six weeknight evenings and over two weekends. The windows, I only had one week to complete these, so I did one each night, first two were the big ones, forty feet across (either side of the front main doors, working my way across to the West, towards Bay Street.