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Zulu Alpha Khaos

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Do the Twist – Zulu Birthday

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Bell – It’s not you

Bell – Laundromat

People for Good – Wallet

Building #9 – Reworked

Well it’s been just over a year since this picture was taken. I’ve become a little more familiar with HDR photography and what I like and don’t like with the technique. Here is a reworked version of another picture from the gymnasium. At some point I need to settle on a style, process more images and finally assemble a book of the four adventures to date.

Health Centre

 

Silver, Gold & Something Old

Unframed, 11x17in 4 colour print on 100% acid free paper. Signed and numbered edition of 11. Get yours here.

See Em Why

Unframed, A3 (420 x 297mm / 16.5 x 11.7in) 3 colour screenprint on 100% acid free recycled paper. Signed and numbered edition of 65. Get yours here.

Hotel – Toronto, ON

This was a large hotel with focus on trade shows, convention and hospitality training centre near Pearson International Airport near Toronto, Ontario.

Built in 1962, the hotel consisted of two 15 floor towers, 6 storey atrium, a Chinese restaurant and 90,000 square feet (8,400 m2) of convention space.

Once a popular hotel and convention venue, the hotel is no longer operating due to declining business and other setbacks, culminating with the SARS crisis. It was owned by Hong Kong-based Regal Hotels International.

Building 9 – Toronto, ON

A cold Sunday morning in March. Unfortunately the camera lens was the casualty of a collapsing tripod.

Wooly Sock Axe

Here’s a project that I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I’ve seen the Best Made Co. axes and wanted to design my own version.

So I found a ‘raw’ axe produced by Snow & Nealley, I love the heritage Hudson Bay head on it. After stripping off the varnish, sanding out the Snow & Nealley branding, I stained it and then customized the handle with my interpretation of a classic wooly work sock. The grey on the handle doesn’t want to photograph well but it’s a dark grey with a bit of yellow in it, it looks very vintage military.

Bell – Apps work best

Yeah so it’s been a while since I’ve updated any work. I worked on this with the team over at Zulu Alpha Kilo.

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Blast from the Past

Jason (vocals), Jamie (bass), Jay (keyboard) and Bernie (drums).

I don’t know if we ever had a band name and we only ever played 1/2 a song live, until they turned off the power. I remember somebody telling me that one of the original actors from Degrassi Junior High was in the crowd and he seemed to be cutting a mean rug, or maybe he was convulsing.

Here is the Music Player. You need to installl flash player to show this cool thing!

Butterfly Ball Ad

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Toronto Life and Canadian Family magazine ad for the 2009 Butterfly Ball.

Stride Personal Training & Consulting

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Poster created for Stride. Photography by Steve Frost.

Knightsbridge Brand Refresh

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Updated logo for Knightsbridge.

The New North / The Real Frequency

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I’m happy to finally be able to post this project. Two of the three singles are currently available in the iTunes music store, so scrape together $1.98 and support Canadian hip-hop talent.

Here’s what the client has to say about the project:

The Real Frequency on Toronto’s Flow 93.5 decided to start the New North initiative earlier this year with the intent to shed light and expose people to some homegrown artists they think you should know about. The world knows, the Maestro’s, Saukrates’, Michee Mee’s and Kardinal’s but, there’s a whole group of artists right behind them.

3D Photography

I’ve been meaning to upload my first 3D photos for a while while. I bought this lens for my Pentax K1000 more than a year ago and have only tested it with one roll of film so far. I promise, more to follow.3D_loreo_1

Now with 33% more Twitter

If you care enough to follow me on Twitter then click this.

Garage Sale Seller

 

Maybe I can put that on my business card. Jamie Mageau, Graphic Designer/Garage Sale Seller, it has a nice ring to it. That freeze frame is pretty instense.

I had a yard sale last weekend and Global News showed up and scared all my customers away. I think most of them were on parole. Stay tuned for the video clip of the news segment.

Epic Fail

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I developed a new take on Sudoku and thought that this would be the latest craze in the puzzle world, unfortunately it never caught on.

SEE EM WHY QUAY?

what-theHere’s a sneak peek at another project that I have been working on. The final version will be seen in July. Any guesses on what it might be? First correct answer gets a prize pack (buttons, stickers… pieces of fabric).

Pac-Man Packaging

pac_man_packagingThis was a packaging idea that I had for the 25th anniversary of Pac-Man. The back of the cabinet/package slides off to reveal a watch. I’ve actually been working on turning this miniature arcade cabinet into a wood model kit that you can assemble yourself, complete with vinyl graphics.

If you’re interested in buying one of these kits when it’s ready, use my contact form for more info.

Brand new me

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I’ve finally put the finishing touches on my portfolio. The custom sleeve and business cards are the latest addition. After taking a couple of sewing classes I was able to put together this nice little denim sleeve with patterned lining and heavy duty metal zipper. I decided that it would be interesting if I used the same patterned fabric on the back of my business cards, they look and feel great. The book itself is an off-the-shelf aluminum screwpost portfolio. I added cherry veneer to the outside and inside and stained it with a teak coloured finish. After many layers of matte varnish, it was done.

New Can on the Block!

Polaroid Transfer

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This was my first Polaroid transfer using Fujiflm FP-100C and a Vivitar Instant Slide Printer. The paper used was Arches 88, it works well because it has no sizing to interfere with the transfer from adhering to the surface.

Holga+Polaroid=Holgaroid (or Polga)

I’ve recently purchased a Polaroid back for my Holga medium format camera. I will be posting some images shortly. I’ve also just scored a Vivitar Instant Slide Printer from eBay, it allows me to print slides directly to Polaroid film or more importantly, Polaroid transfers. Again, I’ll be posting some of the transfers that I’ve done.

Monday Morning Calisthenics

Begin anywhere.

John Cage tells us that not knowing where to begin is a common form of paralysis. His advice:begin anywhere.

The goal this week is to generate the album artwork for an randomly generated band.

  1. The first article title on the Wikipedia Random Articles page is the name of your band.
  2. The last four words of the very last quotation on the Random Quotations page is the title of your album.
  3. The third picture in Flickr’s Interesting Photos From The Last 7 Days will be your album cover.
  4. Use your graphics program of choice (Photoshop, GIMP) or cut, past and photocopy to throw them together, and post the result.

HINT: Crop the artwork so that it’s square. It will look more like an LP or CD cover that way.

Coming soon…

Some new work will be coming early next week. In the meantime check out The Real Frequency for some musical inspiration.

2009 Boost Butterfly Ball

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Artwork for the 2009 Boost Butterfly Ball. A fundraising event to help with child abuse prevention and intervention.

[ Design/Illustration Jamie Mageau ]

Scotiabank Be – Pt1

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Scotiabank Be – Pt2

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Scotiabank Be – Pt3

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Scotiabank Be launch kit for students and young adults. The launch was in Trinidad and is now spreading to other Caribbean and Latin American countries.

[ Copy Rana Chatterjee, Casey Collins | Design Jamie Mageau ]

The Visible Blundstone – Pt1

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The Visible Blundstone – Pt2

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Boot It Up • A Benefit for Sketch

Over fifty ad agencies, artists and celebrities were each given a pair of Blundstone boots and askedto do something creative with them. The entries were then judged, ranked and auctioned off to raise money for Sketch, a not-for-profit organization that helps street kids reintegrate through the arts.

This is what we did.

And we won Best of Show.

[ Copy Jerry Brens, Joy Panday | Design Jamie Mageau, Jerry Brens, Joy Panday, Joseph Durning, Jenny Vivar ]