Jeff Jackson has created the poster art for the Moods Disorder Associations’ annual Touched By Fire Exhibition. The MDAO is a member-based, not-for-profit association providing free recovery programs and peer support for people across Ontario who live with or support loved ones with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. This year marks the Touched By Fire’s fifth anniversary. There will be food, a cash bar, live jazz and great art by artists living with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis.
Reactor was approached by RLW Design on behalf of their client, optician Christine Brooks who was launching a second Blur Eyewear store in Burlington. To compliment the white on white design of the new store (located in the Ikea Plaza at the 403/QEW), they commissioned Jamie Bennett to create and execute a 10’ high by 50’ wide mural. Working with the theme of eyes, looking and seeing, Jamie designed a light and playful composition. She executed the final art in pieces as graphite pencil drawings with separate grayscale watercolour washes. The artwork was scanned by the studio and digitally pieced together. Colour was added to the grayscale washes and the final composition was adjusted to work with the individual glass panels.
The completed mural digital file was printed by Autograph Trim Imaging Specialists onto 3M™ transparent vinyl which was applied to the backside of the glass panel. The glass panels were then mounted three inches from a white wall.
November 24, 2011
Regularly bearded Steve Dunk, bares his chin to participate in Movember. He has also designed and printed a limited edition, letterpress poster to give to donors. Donate $10 or more to Steve or his team-members, Jordan and Brad, and you’ll get yourself one of these posters, before the end of November, while they last.