Reactor Art & Design Open Nav Close Nav

Screen print poster by Deshi Deng

A recent project by Deshi Deng for Town Brewery in Whitby, Ontario

February 21, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving to Our American Friends and Family!

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

NIL: No Blood for Coffee

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

Jazz Portrait Folio by Bill Russell

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

Feeling Queer / Queer Feeling Poster by Maurice Vellekoop

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

My Petite Bourgeois Revolution at Northern Contemporary Gallery

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.

FEATURING

Alison Garnett
Felix Witholz
Fiona Smyth
James Turner
Matthew Daley
Robb Mirsky
Adam Corns
Cinta Arribas
Elis Wilk
Francesco Poroli
James Yang
Paul Bateman
Veronica Grech
Xiaohua Yang
Yo Az
Alex Westgate
Chiara Dattola
Chris Valentine
Dan Page
Daria Kirpach
Frederico Gastaldi
Grace Heejung Kim
Marco Melgrati
Marie Bergeron
Marike le Roux
Tad Michalak
Andrew Foerster
Ben Ruby
Emily May Rose
Jackie Lee
RJ Patterson
Sean Richman
Suharu Ogawa

May 11, 2017

Four Demons By James Turner

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

james-turner-four-demons-reactor-1

 

james-turner-four-demons-reactor-2

 

james-turner-four-demons-reactor-3

 

james-turner-four-demons-reactor-plate

 

james-turner-reactor-four-demons-prints

 

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

Hollywood: The Art Of The Movie Poster

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 Skarina’s Music For Memory

Reactor-Alena-Skarina-Muisic-Memory

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

Kristine Schmitt and her Special Powers

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.

Reactor-SteveDunk-KristineSchmittSpecialPowers1

Reactor-SteveDunk-KristineSchmittSpecialPowers2

Reactor-SteveDunk-KristineSchmittSpecialPowers3

 

 

October 28, 2013