For a number of years in the 1980’s Reactor was the agency of record for Bata Canada. On a regular basis we created in-store point of sale materials for the 500 or so Bata Shoe stores across Canada. These are two Thanksgiving posters art directed by Louis Fishauf and illustrated by Bill Russell and Paula Munck.
Cornucopia, ink and watercolours on paper by Bill Russell
Turkey, gouache on board, by Paula Munck.
November 21, 2018
Here’s James Turner’s poster for his short film with Andrew Foerster and Devin Polaski, which won a number of awards. Watch the video here.
February 15, 2018
This Jazz Portraits Folio of six jazz musician portraits by illustrator Bill Russell were created digitally on an Apple iPad Pro using the Procreate drawing app. Depicted in these prints are Brazilian instrumentalist Hermento Pascoal, cellist Zoe Keating, jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran, eclectic bandleader Sun Ra, jazz vocalist Gregory Porter and upright and electric bass player Esperanza Spalding. They were printed with archival pigment-based inks on Epson Velvet Fine Art acid-free paper and packaged in a limited edition of 12 at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California. Learn more here. Bill also created animations found here.
July 17, 2017
Maurice Vellekoop was commissioned by U of T’s Department of French to create this poster for the Feeling Queer / Queer Feeling International Conference. The conference opens today at the University of Toronto and runs from May 24th – May 26th.
More information can be found here.
Feeling Queer / Queer Feeling
100 St. Joseph Street, Father Madden Hall
Time: May 24th, 8:30 am End: May 26th, 5:30 pm
May 24, 2017
A tongue-in-cheek Revolution for those suffering from first world problems, My Petite Bourgeois Revolution isn’t about starvation, cake eating and guillotines. It’s about the lack of WiFi, overpriced coffee and overloaded transit. It’s an urbane revolution for the comfortable bourgeois elite, the art student sophisticate, and the bored bohemian who can’t get cable.
Poking fun at the problems or examining the minutia of every day life while simultaneously revealing that we actually have it pretty good compared to a 1920’s Ukrainian Kulak, My Petite Bourgeois Revolution is a cutting, acerbic and fun exploration of our daily lives.
The show runs May 18th – June 5th at Northern Contemporary. Details here.
Grace Heejung Kim
Marike le Roux
Emily May Rose
May 11, 2017
Steve Dunk is printing four letterpress images for James Turner’s submission to the exhibition:
Hyakki Yagyo: Night Parade of 100 Demons at Northern Contemporary Gallery opening October 20th, 2016 at 7pm. Also in the show are Reactor artists Clayton Hanmer and Deshi Deng.
Located at 1266 Queen St. West, the show runs until October 31, 2016
Hyakki Yagyo: Night Parade of 100 Demons
Northern Contemporary will exhibit Hyakki Yagyo: Night Parade of 100 Demons, opening October 20th, 2016 at 7pm and running until October 31, 2016.
Here’s the gallery link… http://www.northerncontemporarygallery.com/upcoming
October 13, 2016
These are two personal works by Deshi Deng recently exhibited at the Northern Contemporary Gallery’s group show, “Hollywood: The Art Of The Movie Poster.”
The exhibition features over 20 artists who have created posters reinterpreting their favourite movies. The exhibition is on view until June 28th.
Artists exhibiting are Allison Burda & Cameron Gee, CLöWNBäBÿ/Kartigan, Deshi Deng, Gleb FoRo, Jeffrey Royiwsky, Jim Sage, Joaquin Varela, Jos Theriault, Keith Einmann, Lisa Vanin, M. Glass, Matthew Daley, Matthew Haskill, Michael Pagdon, Pong Ping, Raz Latif, Robert John Paterson, Robert Quance, Roman Arabia, Sophie Paas-Lang, Tiffany Huta, Uuule Brennar, Virginia Deil and Will Gaydos.
June 24, 2016
Alëna was commissioned by Denise Cole of JWT to create a poster for the Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s “Music and Memory iPod Project”. The project program is based on the effects of music and stimulation on people with dementia. The poster encourages the donations of old iPods, which are then loaded with personalized music for patients with dementia.
June 9, 2015
Steve Dunk hand-lettered and printed items for Toronto based musician Kristine Schmitt, and her band the Special Powers. Business cards, a demo disc cover, small posters and handbills were used for promotion at this year’s Folk Music Ontario Conference. The conference is the key event for Ontario’s folk, roots, and traditional music community.
Steve also designed artwork for a stamp that was used to label the disks, and an ad promoting show times for the conference program.
Covers and cards letterpress printed with the help of Lunar Caustic Press.
October 28, 2013
It’s that time of the year again, the Touched By Fire art show, “the art show you have to be crazy to enter,” is an exhibition showcasing the best works submitted by artists with mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. The exhibition’s sponsor, the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario has announced the 2013 call for entries. The deadline for artists to submit entries for the annual show is Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 5:00pm.
Hundreds of submissions will be juried down to eighty or so truly outstanding works. Once again Jeff Jackson created this year’s the painting for the Touched by Fire campaign. Click on the image to connect to the Touched By Fire website for more information and entry forms.
September 11, 2013
The Touched By Fire exhibition will be held Thursday, November 5, 2013