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Adventures Unlimited for 2019 from Carolyn Gowdy

January 10, 2019

More of Mr. Antsandwich’s observations of life

Yet again, anonymous sent these purportedly “real” images from his annals of fake news.

January 8, 2019

Maurice Vellekoop at the Toronto Ferry Terminal

Maurice’s art commissioned by the Lake Effect Collective is currently on outdoor display at the Island Ferry Terminal.

January 4, 2019

Merry Christmas Past

From 1986 to 1992 Reactor’s artists and designers provided Bata Shoes with retail consultation, seasonal brand positioning, tactical advertising, promotions, in-store P.O.P. and magazine advertising for 500 stores across Canada. These are four of the Holiday display posters from over the years. Louis Fishauf is the art director. The art is by Jamie Bennett, Blair Drawson, Jeff Jackson and Maurice Vellekoop.

Illustration by Jamie Bennett


Illustration by Blair Drawson


Illustration by Jeff Jackson


Illustration by Maurice Vellekoop

December 4, 2018

Going to Bars as a Disabled Person

Deshi Deng’s illustration for Vice’s article on going to bars as a disabled person.

From inaccessible bathrooms to weird looks, drinking with your friends at a pub isn’t such a piece of cake. Read the full article here.

April 6, 2017

Cinderfella

Sylvie Fong’s gender switching take on Cinderella.

April 5, 2017

Big Rock Candy Mountain

Henrik Drescher’s Big Rock Candy Mountain show at The Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco runs from March 4th – April 15th, 2017.

 

Tofu with the artist Henrik Drescher.

 

 

 

March 7, 2017

Select Works With A Twist Exhibition

SELECT WORKS WITH A TWIST
January 16 – February 5, 2017

Idea Exchange Art + Design | Design at Riverside Gallery
7 Melville Street S.
Cambridge, ON
519.621.0460

Selected from the Idea Exchange Permanent Collection, nine limited edition tapestries commissioned in the 1960’s and ‘70’s by French arts impresario Marie Cuttoli by famous artists of the time. They were manufactured by the renowned weavers of Aubusson, and sold in art galleries around the world. Idea Exchange acquired them through donation and has never before exhibited them as a group.

Accompanying this collection of tapestries are 17 rugs by artists and illustrators represented by the studio, Reactor Art and Design. Starting in 1987, Reactor began creating one-of-a-kind and few-of-a-kind rugs for homes owners, architects and interior designers in Canada and the United States. The goal of Reactor’s rugs was to bring art off the walls and bring it to the “fifth wall” by exploring the visual opportunities that looking down offers. Sometimes the rugs were the result of commissions, others were the result of a personal vision. Most of the rugs were one-of-a-kind and others were done in small numbers. Jamie Bennett, Federico Botana, Steven Guarnaccia, Barbara Klunder, Jeff Jackson, James Marsh, Maurice Vellekoop, Tracey Wood, and Rene Zamic were the Reactor artists who designed Reactor rugs from 1987 to 2001.

SELECT WORKS WITH A TWIST features the work of Fernand Léger, Max Ernst, Jean (Hans) Arp, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, Victor Vasarely, Andy Warhol, Barbara Klunder, Rene Zamic, Jeff Jackson, Maurice Vellekoop, Jamie Bennett, James Marsh, and Steven Guarnaccia.

Curated by Esther E. Shipman.

Mon – Fri 12:00 – 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am – 12:30pm, 1:00 – 5:00pm
Sun 1:00 – 5:00pm

Admission is free and all are welcome.

For more information, visit ideaexchange.org/art, call 519.621.0460 or follow on Twitter @IdeaXchngART.Idea

Exchange Art + Design presents contemporary art, architecture and design from three galleries in the City of Cambridge: Design at Riverside, Preston, and Queen’s Square.

 

January 20, 2017

R.I.P. – 51 Camden Street

Posted by Louis Fishauf

51 Camden Street – home of Reactor Art + Design from 1982 to 2014. And for 19 years before that, home to Camden Cooper Garments, my dad Nathan’s schmatta business in the old garment district. Nathan and his partner Sam Warner bought the building in April 1963 for $53,500.

Throughout my teenage years, I spent summers and weekends working for my dad, hauling rolls of textiles up to the third floor, and helping to lay down hundreds of layers of cloth on the long cutting table, to be cut into the pattern pieces for the stretchy slacks and ski jackets that were the mainstay of the business.

In 1982, upon my dad’s retirement, I took over the second floor space where Bill Grigsby and I started Reactor Art + Design. I was Reactor’s creative director for 13 years until 1995 when I decided to pursue life as a freelance designer/art director/illustrator. Through up-sizing and down-sizing, Reactor was a tenant in the building for over 32 years until it was sold in 2014.

51 Camden_then+now

June 26, 2015

Download the Reactor iPad App

View the work of Reactor’s illustrators and designers. This is the perfect iPad app for marketing, advertising and creative professionals searching for custom illustration and design.

Main features

  • 37 galleries of illustrations by Reactor’s internationally renowned artists.
  • 5 galleries of Reactor design samples.
  • Make direct contact with the Reactor studio to commission art or design.

Other features

  • A really neat time wasting mix’n’match game. Unlock the visual possibilities and send them to your friends!
June 28, 2012