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Five Days in July
Blue Rodeo is an iconic Canadian band that has established itself as part of the musical landscape. I was contacted by Polaris - the Slaight Family Heritage Prize and commissioned to create a poster for the album 'Five Days in July'. Since it's the fifth of July, I thought it would...
Summer Sketchbook
I've had some time this summer to work on projects around the house, ride my bike, relax at the cottage and go swimming. But anyone in this business knows that the wheels don't stop turning, the flow of creativity doesn't shut off. Here's a piece that I created reflecting my...
Off the Top of My Head
Yes, it's been a while. This year has been a blur of covers, features and compelling projects from a lot of great clients. It's hard to know where to start, so I will kick it off with Abe Lincoln's brain cavity. I have received some strange assignments over the years from the...
Life, the Universe, and Everything
I had the honour of working on this cover image for Queen's Alumni Magazine. Dr. Arthur McDonald was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize for his research and discoveries in physics. This assignment combined my love of science with a challenging cover assignment, to explain the unseen, the...
Purity
I've had the chance to relax and reflect this summer, always a healthy combination, right? Isn't that what summer should be? September has hit me with a wave of responsibility and new work. I will be taking my son Jacob to University next week. He is going to Lakehead, in...
Surveillance
It's an uneasy subject. Something that we live with everyday. We connect, we locate, search and communicate. Ask any question and a response pops up immediately. Remember that obscure reference but can't place it? It's right there on your mobile device.   On a...
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