Dating with a Disability

November 10, 2016

Deshi Deng recently completed this illustration for the online VICE article about the difficulties of dating with a disability.

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Read the article here:
http://www.vice.com/read/the-difficulties-of-dating-with-a-disability

Four Demons By James Turner

October 13, 2016

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

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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

12 Ways to Look Your Worst

August 26, 2016

Men’s Health magazine comissioned Maurice Vellekoop to illustrate ’12 Ways to Look Your Worst.’ Check out these clothes, accessories, and grooming trends that have since faded out.

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Smuggling Porn into Jails

July 21, 2016

Deshi Deng’s latest illustration for Vice.com for an article about people smuggling porn into jails.

Read the article here.

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Hollywood: The Art Of The Movie Poster

June 24, 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.

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New work by Agnes Yi.

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Illustrations by Jeff Jackson for the National Youth Orchestra of Canada

June 22, 2016

Jeff Jackson was commissioned by Paul Hodgson of Trajectory to create four full color paintings and multiple spot illustrations for the National Youth Orchestra of Canada’s 2016 tour featuring Lisbon, Portugal.

 

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Round Table Session at The Spoke Club

June 16, 2016

Here’s Clayton Hanmer graphically facilitating the DAC Group’s latest Toronto Round Table session at The Spoke Club.

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Fast Company’s June Issue

June 2, 2016

Alëna Skarina created this illustration about super social media stars in the latest issue of Fast Company.

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FISHAUF DESIGN Artist Shop on Threadless

May 30, 2016

I’m pleased to announce that the FISHAUF DESIGN Artist Shop is now open on Threadless, the premier online site for graphic tees.

The shop address: https://fishaufdesign.threadless.com

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Back in the 1980s, as Creative Director of Reactor Art + Design, I helped our then-client, footwear retailer Roots, to develop their first line of graphic tees and sweats. The incredible success of the Roots Athletics line catapulted the company out of the niche leather and footwear market to become one of Canada’s leading clothing retailers.

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Roots’ success inspired us to create Reactor Artwear, a line of wearable-art tees and sweats with graphics created by Reactor’s talented artists and designers. We produced the garments in Toronto, and sold them to boutiques and department stores in Canada, the US and Europe.

The press and public loved the product, but owing to our inexperience and naiveté, some poor business decisions and the cutthroat nature of the garment business, we were unable to make Reactor Artwear a financial success, and had to shut it down after about three years.

Now, 25 years later, the advent of the internet and on-demand garment printing has allowed me to once again indulge my interest in creating wearable art and design on that most democratic of clothing items, the tee shirt. My Artist Shop will feature new designs, as well as some revivals of Reactor Artwear classics.

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Featured designs in the shop today include my FLORA collage, which was recently chosen from over 2,000 submissions to be part of the Collective Brewing Label Series, and a revival of TALK IS CHEAP, one of the most popular Reactor designs from the 1980s.

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I plan to add new designs on a regular basis, so check back often.

https://fishaufdesign.threadless.com