Posts in the Category: Art

80’s Synthwave Vibes

The vibrant work of Canadian self-proclaimed ‘visual synthwave artist’ James White caught my eye recently. I actually went out of my way to find more of his work after seeing a piece on Pinterest. This is a rare occurrence for me, especially while sifting through an endless sea of images that more or less all look quite similar. […]

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FAC Sales Centre Field Trip!

Yesterday a group from FAC went on a field trip to visit a collection of Sales Centres from their own portfolio. The list included: Madison & Dawson, The Park, and Modello. With a lot of new faces around the office, visiting these 3D works of art allowed the team to see the good and the bad […]

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100 Day Drawing Challenge Week 1

A bunch of us here at FAC have decided to participate in a 100 day drawing challenge. The rules are simple. One drawing a day, every day, for a 100 days. We rotate who picks the theme every week. Spend as much or as little time as you want per drawing. It’s so cool to […]

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AdamJK’s Internet Gift Shop

I was introduced to Adam J. Kurtz’s work recently through another illustrator I like, and I can’t get over how much I love the lighthearted voice poking fun at internet culture in his work. It makes you a little more aware of how strange our obsession with social media is, but instead of making you feel […]

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Dietlind Wolf

I know that it’s never a good idea to be looking at food photography when you’re hungry, but naturally I was browsing through some photos and came across Dietlind Wolf’s elegant photo series. Based in Hamburg, Germany, Wolf is a multi-disciplinary designer that has worked on various projects centred around design, food styling and photography. Not because I’m […]

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Gangster Doodles

Marlon Sassy is a name you can’t really forget, and his Gangster Doodles are equally as brilliant as his surname. Using only butter yellow post-it notes and your standard set of five highlighters, the Doodles capture a broad range of ‘Gangsters’ at their finest, and do a fine job of it. What began as a way to pass the […]

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Mythical Escapism

Made from mirrored boxes and a pile of dirt, Khao Mo (Mythical Escapism) is a sanctuary installation designed by Sanitas Studio, a Landscape and Art studio based in Bangkok, Thailand. Inspired by social context and cultural research, the Thai studio explores the boundaries between landscape architecture and fine art, through forms of art installations and sculptures. […]

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Minami

Sometimes I like to browse through sites highlighting beautiful interiors and daydream about my future home. During one of those daydreams I found these products produced by MINAMI. Based in Australia, the online store offers everyday products with an emphasis on simplicity, quality and function. Crafted by artisans and small manufacturers in Japan, the results of their tableware and […]

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Iréel

I’m a bit behind the times, but I recently stumbled across this beautiful series produced by Hungarian photographer, Flora Borsi. Well known through her exploration in photo-manipulation and conceptual photography, Borsi’s series, Iréel, combines her painting techniques and photography to create these surreal self-portraits. It’s incredible what a simple sheet of glass and a bit of acrylic paint can create. […]

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Tell Me More

I recently came across this interior design company called Tell Me More and was immediately drawn to their collection. Using natural ingredients and earthy tones, this Scandinavian company offer products from concrete vases and candle holders to hemp rugs and linen that are minimally designed, and genuinely beautiful with its simplicity. Here’s a little taste of what […]

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PEOPLE

The rest of the world has been buzzing about French born, Berlin based illustrator Blexbolex for some time, but I only recently got my hands on one of his books. A screen-printer by training, Blexbolex has an amazing nack for simple yet beautiful illustrations that appeal to children and adults alike. ‘People’, translated from the […]

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Fading Bold

Embedded in this fast-paced technology driven world, we are often intrigued by the simplicity of the pre-tech era and moved by the forgotten past. It is this nostalgia that makes us value antiques, for their craft and for the number of untold stories they withhold. Sign making, once considered a trade slowly fading into extinction, […]

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Street Script

Walking around downtown Vancouver you have most likely stumbled upon posters of popular Hiphop lyrics recreated in beautiful hand-lettered script. When I first saw one of these, my reaction was to look for whatever was being promoted, a product or service – perhaps an event or a concert . For my surprise, I was not being offered anything. This made me […]

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Weak Stimuli

If you happen to be free this coming Friday the 3rd, 2014, you should check out “Weak Stimuli”, Tyler Keeton Robbins’s first solo show. This Kelowna based artist creates intricate patterns out of geometric shapes, abstracts forms, shadows and highlights. I am quite fond to his pieces’  90s/modern style and to the use of wood as a […]

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Paper Planes

Designers love paper. Each stock carries its own personality and a certain little something that can’t be replicated in the digital medium. We all celebrate our love of the stuff in different ways, but French designer Maud Vantours takes her love of paper to another level, blurring the lines between art & design and bringing dimension to […]

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Little Women

I began on a search for pizza related design or illustration work (we’re going out for team pizza next week, and thus have pizza on the mind) and instead stumbled upon this little Borrowers-esque gem. An absolute delight for the eyes, Marta Monteiro’s work captures the lives of tiny but feisty women living in a […]

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Coupland

Last week I finally had the chance to drop by the Vancouver Art Gallery to check out Douglas Coupland’s exhibit: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything. It’s quite a fun exhibit to walk through–plenty of pop art and contemporary art pieces of Coupland’s work since 2000. Most of the pieces focus on cultural identity, […]

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