putting kids up front

I was very happy to be given the opportunity to work with Kids Up Front again this year on their Annual Report. It has been 8 years, and it is amazing to see how they grow each and every year. While I work on the layout and touch up photos,  I not only learn more about them and what they do, but also the amazing businesses and corporations that are so invested in bringing smiles to kids faces.

Kids Up Front is happy to receive ticket donations to events throughout the city. It makes sense... if you have tickets that you are unable to use, donate them so that the seats get filled!

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In the words of Kids Up Front: "We turn tickets into smiles. Really, really big ones. When you donate your tickets to Kids Up Front, we pass them on to kids who might never get the chance to see their sports heroes live, go to a concert or spend the day learning and laughing at the ROM or AGO.

With your help, we’re able to share these true Toronto experiences with children who usually sit on the sidelines. Yes, they get a day they’ll remember forever. But they also get to experience the feeling of being part of something bigger – part of the amazing city we call home.

An amazing organization, doing amazing things. To find out more, visit Kids Up Front.

 

 

very cool

I recently came across the amazing work and website of Studiotwentysix2. It is the design and fine art studio of NYC graphic designer and director Tom Davie. I love his philosophy: Produce well crafted, skillfully executed, thought-provoking bundles of visual and intellectual goodness.

I think he executes this wonderfully. A few favourites:

   Juvenile Detention

  Juvenile Detention

Juvenile Detention was a response to the overabundance of bad graffiti that I see daily around the city. Then in a satirical act of self-defiance, I vandalized my own poster — which seemed oddly appropriate considering the subject matter. Tom Davie

I am fascinated by graffiti art. So I love the raw aspect of this piece.

0.7734

0.7734

After discovering that the average 8-digit calculator is able to make over 300 English words, Tom Davie created this is a playful, wide reaching piece called 0.7734. This one brought me back to my childhood. Except I used to get a kick out of righting "BOOB".  

Foiled Wit

Foiled Wit

I can simply feel the sharpness, and hear the crinkle of this piece. so amazing.

Dome Interior

Dome Interior

I love am am inspired by work that uses simple shapes.  Dome Interior is stunning. It is intricate. Yet so simple.  //  My intent was to have the completed work feel as if you were standing directly beneath an architectural structure with depth — while working entirely with flat geometric shapes. Tom Davie

 

All photos from studiotwentysix2.com