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
December 4, 2018
Illustration by Maurice Vellekoop
Since 1982, Reactor has been publishing portfolios, prints and small editions of its artists’ work. Reactor first published Blair Drawson’s work as a limited edition portfolio of erotic images titled, “The Candy Apple”. Now Reactor Publishing brings you more Drawson art in a small edition book titled, “Paintings & Verses 1”. The 9 by 12 inch selfcover book is 36 pages and features 33 new paintings and verses. If you are interested, the book is $20.00 and is available by email here.
October 26, 2018
Blair Drawson announces a launch of his new book, An Odd Sea.
Thursday, December 8th, 7 to 9 pm, in the lobby of OCADU, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto.
An Odd Sea, in 256 pages of text and with 41 black and white illustrations, retells Homer’s Odyssey with naughty humour and a freewheeling disregard for time or historical fact.
Please join Blair on Dec. 8. Pick up a copy. Pay for it. Have it signed, if you like. Only $39.50!
December 2, 2016
Blair Drawson and Anita Kunz will be exhibiting a number of works exploring the themes of love, lust, and the politics of desire at Charlotte Hale’s small gallery.
SHE & HE
Show runs November 5th – 29th, 2015
Charlotte Hale & Associates
October 23, 2015
Fine Art, Photography & Design
588 Markham St.
November 28, 2013
Illustration by Blair Drawson.
Back in the day, one Halloween Eve, the Reactorites were at the launch of Canada Post’s Halloween 1997 stamps. Louis Fishauf was the series art director and designer. Jamie Bennett, Simon Ng, Tom Hunt and Blair Drawson created art for the Werewolf, the Goblin, the Ghost and Dracula. City TV attended the launch of The Haunted Stamp collection at Reactor’s studio and featured an interview with Louis and a representative from Canada Post. The project included the four stamps, a first day cover featuring glow-in-the-dark illustrations by Jamie Bennett, and Haunted House commemorative packaging.
October 31, 2013
Written and illustrated by Blair Drawson and published by Reactor, the EPub book, An Odd Sea is available on Apple’s iTune Store in the iBook classics section.
An Odd Sea is a liberty-taking retelling of Homer’s classic. Blair turns a satirical eye on war, sex, identity, technology, misbehaving youth, and the follies of all-powerful gods. The novel is liberally illustrated throughout with Blair’s powerful images.
October 7, 2013
Written and illustrated by Blair Drawson. Designed by Shari Spier. An Odd Sea is a liberty-taking retelling of Homer’s classic. Blair turns a satirical eye on war, sex, identity, technology, misbehaving youth, and the follies of all-powerful gods. The novel is liberally illustrated throughout with Blair’s powerful images. The EPub book, An Odd Sea will be available early September on Apple’s iTune store in the iBook section. Watch for it.
August 29, 2013
Radical Illustrators was a one-off issue of Illustrators Magazine No. 38 edited by George Snow and Robert Mason and published by the Association of Illustrators in England in 1981. This groundbreaking issue of Illustrators Magazine captured a moment in the art of illustration when young reactionary illustrators were rejecting the straightforward narrative approaches of the popular mainstream press and breaking new ground with radically new visual styles that have long since become the norm in illustration.
Contributors to Radical Illustrators included Edward Bell, Sue Coe, Georgeanne Deen, Catherine Denvir, Terry Dowling, Blair Drawson, Robert Ellis, Carolyn Gowdy, Anne Howeson, Rod Judkins, Andrzej Klimowski, Stewart Mackinnon, Robert Mason, Shinro Ohtake, Ian Pollock, Liz Pyle, Brothers Quay, Sol Robbins, Christine Roche, George Snow and Jake Tilson.
August 14, 2013