Dartmouth Design Meet: Tonight

This month the Halifax Design Meet will be moving over to Dartmouth, my stomping ground. Different venue, same great time. If you want to drop in to enjoy some cold beverages and meet some nice creative types, here are the details:

When: October 6, 8pm
Where: Celtic Corner, 69 Alderney Drive (map)
Who: Anyone who wants to come. Not limited to designers or whatever.

Hope to see you there.

Steve Jobs: 1955 – 2011

Introducing: Piles of Paper on Tumblr

I’d like to introduce a new companion to the Signalnoise blog, a little something I’m calling Piles of Paper.

I’ve said many times that I’ve been drawing my whole life, and I was fortunate enough to have parents who held onto art relics from my childhood, or had the common sense myself to file away my drawings into some big folders to save them. Well, it’s time those folders were opened.

Piles of Paper will feature scans of my childhood drawings, some from as far back as 1982. Some characters of my own, and others you may recognize. I won’t be holding anything back so there will be plenty of laughs. So lets laugh together and maybe share some memories. We all gotta start somewhere, right? Staying in drawing on Friday nights when most normal kids were out causing trouble. That was me. That’s where I started. Wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Swing over to the Piles of Paper Tumblr to check it out.

Movie poster for GAME

Here is the poster for GAME, an independent film being shot by my good friend Josh MacDonald right here in Dartmouth. I was intrigued by Josh’s project right from the start and was sold when I read the script. Excellent story with an excellent execution. Can’t wait to see this film for real.

This also gave me the opportunity to stretch my horror wings and create a poster on the darker end of the spectrum. Being an avid horror fan (mostly of the 70s and 80s era) I’ve been wanting to do something like this for quite some time, so I was excited when this project dropped on me. Loads of fun, and I had a great time looking through old posters for inspiration. I also knew early on that I wanted to combine 2 visuals into 1, the lady and the forest scene. Here are a couple of progress shots as I worked out the composition:

I’m sure you’ll be seeing more about GAME as news becomes available, but until then, why not check out the trailer to Josh’s other movie, The Corridor which is currently being shown at film fests all over the place.