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Let’s Talk Magazines

If you are like me and love magazines, you’re going to love this website. Magpile is a magazine haven and resource where you can find any magazine of any kind, including independent magazines—one of the reasons why it’s so awesome. You can browse, buy, subscribe and read ratings and reviews at your lesiure. Some of my […]

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VDB@WALRUS

I had the pleasure of attending an opening last night for Vancouver Design Bureau’s latest show Some Assembly Required. The local organization hosts theme-based exhibitions to encourage the development and appreciation of local design. Previous shows include Made in Chinatown – a celebration of locally made design pieces, Ingrained – featuring wood based products, and Perched – showcasing […]

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Tak and Don’s

This Halloween the whole office dressed up as either Tak Yukawa or Don Williams, our fearless leaders here at FAC. It was a glorious day filled with brown leather shoes, ties and coffee. See if you can pick out whose who.  

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Geoff Mcfetridge

Geoff Mcfetridge is one of the first illustrators that I really fell in love with—his work that is—although he is quite handsome. Being a southern Albertan raised designer I was thrilled to find out that he grew up in Calgary and went to design school at ACAD. You’ve probably seen his work before even if […]

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Twin Peaks

At the beginning of this month a short video went viral as director, David Lynch, announced that there would be another season of Twin Peaks in 2016, 25 years later since the show’s finale. Now, I realize that this is a bit of an old news. But if you’re a fan of the show like […]

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Moody Ales Launch

A couple of weeks ago Moody Ales, over in Port Moody had an opening party. I have been lucky enough to be part of the team working on the branding/packaging/everything for this new brewery for the past few months. It was all terribly exciting seeing everything in action in the tasting room. The feature wall […]

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Nice Lines

Line work can become a powerful tool in the hands of illustrators. By thickening strokes “closer” to the viewer, artists create depth. Other times, repetitive line art is used to form intricate patterns. In Illustration, lines are often part of a bigger system, but what if this one became the most important element? Brighton based […]

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Guess who

From the inventive mind of illustrator Paul Rogers comes “Name That Movie”, the ultimate game for cinephiles. The rules are simple: six drawings of key events… now try and name the movie. Lovely line drawings fill the pages of “Name That Movie”, depicting classics, indie flicks and blockbusters alike. No identifiable actors are included in […]

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I know this has been shared everywhere but…

..this Frenchie is just too cute not to have on our page too! Our office likes to post cute dog pics around the office, so I figure this was only appropriate. You can never say no to a French bulldog pup. This counts as studio culture too! -Brian. Also, BONUS PICTURES!  

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It’s Also Skateboarding Season!

Everyday! Go outside and do something fun! The ever eccentric Mark Gonzales cruises around New York City with a few friends on a “Circle Board” constructed out of a loop of 9 skateboards! Watch the video below to see how much fun he has goofing off in the streets! Now go outside and do something […]

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hooked on crochet

Who says crochet is only for your Grandma? New York based artist/designer Nicole Gastonguay draws inspiration from daily items to create her wonderful crochet pals. Crocheting everything from pickles, to boom-boxes to an unhappy mouse trap, Gastonguay brings a sense of humour to the long-forgotten art form. Long gone are the days of crocheted tea-cozies, […]

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Oblivion GFX Montage

For every UI designer out there – this project is the STUFF OF DREAMS. Was on Ventilate.ca, one of our favourite new media sites and fell in love with a feature that showcased an amazing GFX montage for the big hollywood movie, Oblivion starring Tom Cruise. Bradley G Munkowitz aka GMUNK created this amazing, amazing […]

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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby, one of the most talked about movies of the summer, would not be what it is without the beautiful modernized Deco-styled logo and glamourous branding designed by Like Minded Studio. They developed a custom Deco style display typeface that the rest of the branding would be set in. As beautiful the final […]

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MODA Hotel Wall Feature

FAC was honored to be asked by the Solterra Group of Companies to create a new wall feature behind the front desk of the Moda Hotel. We set out to bring a more contemporary, almost futuristic look to the room in order to contrast the traditional looking features of the lobby’s existing architecture. We’d like to thank Mike […]

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