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Polaris Prize – Partner

Todays Feature – Band: PARTNER, Artwork by: BRANDON CELI

Partner was originally formed in Sackville, New Brunswick.
They were first recognized with their hit “The ‘Ellen’ Page” staring Ellen dancing,
which went viral when Ellen herself posted it.
They came out with a full album in 2017 titled ‘In Search of Lost Time’

Brandon Celi is a Toronto based illustrator.
He graduated from OCAD University and has worked with a variety of clients
including New York Times, Bloomberg Business & Adult Swim.


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Polaris Prize – Hubert Lenoir

Todays feature – Band: HUBERT LENOIR, Artwork By: CECILE GARIEPY

Hubert Lenoir just dropped his debut solo album in february called Darlene.
A mix of raunchy guitar and saxophone, its making headway fast.

Cécile Gariépy is an illustrator based in Montreal. She loves images that tell stories.
Her work is playful and put emphasis on colour, composition and character design.


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Polaris Prize – Pierre Kwenders

Todays Feature – Band: PIERRE KWENDERS, Artwork by: KELLEN HATANAKA

José Louis Modabi is a Congolese-Canadian musician preforming under the stage name Pierre Kwenders.
His first album ‘Le Dernier Empereur’ was out in 2014 and was nominated at the Juno Awards.
His single Sexus Plexus Nexus dropped June 20th and the new album ‘Makanda’ released September 2017.
He is recognized for creating a unique sound blend of African Music with western Pop

 

Kellen Hatanaka is an artist and designer from Toronto, Canada.
He has worked with a variety of clients including The Wall Street Journal, The Walrus,
The Drake Hotel, Sid Lee, Bruce Mau Design, Frank and Oak and Absolut Vodka.
He was awarded the Governor General’s Award in 2016 along with
Jon-Erik Lappano for their book, “Tokyo Digs a Garden.”

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Polaris Prize – Jeremy Dutcher

Todays Feature – Band: JEREMY DUTCHER, Artwork by: ALENA SKARINA

Jeremy Dutcher is a Toronto-based First Nations singer & pianist.
He is recognized by his unique bilingual narrative music.
In his album titled Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa he sings in his
native tongue Wolastoq. A language only an estimated 600 people know.

Alëna Skarina was born in Siberia, Russia in 1986.
She is a fine artist and illustrator in Toronto, Ontario.
Her style is known for its hyper-precise linework,
hand-done typography and unique graphic sensibility.

 


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Polaris Prize – Daniel Caesar

Todays Feature – Band: DANIEL CAESAR, Artwork by: Matthew Boyd & Clea Forkert

Ashton Simmonds was born in Oshawa Ontario in 1995.
At only 23 years old he has release 3 albums under his stage name Daniel Caesar.
He has been featured in Rolling Stones ’20 Best R&B Albums of 2014′
His break out single “Get You” has gotten world recognition.
His new album ‘Freudian’ has been nominated for Best R&B Album and
Best Performance from the hit single “Get You” at the Grammy Awards.
It won the Juno Awards ‘R&B Soul Recording of the Year’ & the ‘Recording Engineer of the Year’

Matthew Boyd Is an independent graphic designer and art director based in Toronto, Canada.
He has over 12 years of experience working for large and small clients in many different fields.
Most recently he held the position of Design Director at Concrete.
Previously he was a founding partner of the studio Way Shape Form

Clea Forkert is an independent designer engaged in the creation of books,
catalogues, visual identities, websites, posters and packaging. 

Clea also has 12 years of experience, having worked at communications agency Spencer Francey Peters,
and Underline Studio where she was Associate Creative Director.


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Polaris Prize – Alvvays

Todays feature – Band: ALVVAYS, Artwork by: AARON RINAS

Alvvays was formed in 2011 in Toronto, Ontario,
but the members all grew up far east on Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton.
There debut album was released 2014 with popularity for their indie pop vibe.
The new album was just released September 2017 called ‘Antisocialites’.

Aaron Rinas is a Toronto based artist and designer who explores the relationship between colour and form.
Aaron has a unique geometric illustrative design and even has some publicized work done in embroidery.

 

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Polaris Prize – Jean Michel Blais

Polaris Music Prize honours Canadian musicians & artists!
We are excited to be a part of this event happening September 17th at The Carlu.
Keep a lookout cause we will be featuring a new performer everyday
leading up to the day of the event!

All posters will be available for purchase September 18th and sell for $40 each.

Todays feature – Band: JEAN MICHEL BLAIS, Artwork By: MATHIEU LARONE

Jean Micheal Blais is a composer & pianist from Montreal, Quebec.
He is influence by iconic composers such as Frédéric Chopin,
Sergei Rachmaninoff, & Maurice Ravel.
Dans Ma Main, his new album explores electronic/synth textures
with his original intimate piano sound.

Mathieu Larone can be seen in many publications such as 3×3 & New York Times.
He currently resides in Montreal, Quebec.

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City and Colour Poster

Check out this scenic City and Colour poster from their Nunavut show.
This stunning poster was designed by Jud Haynes an illustrator, graphic designer,
screen printer, and musician living in St. Johns, Newfoundland.
He’s in a band called Incredible Woman and a lot of his clients are in the
music industry. Posters can be purchased for $35 each.

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Field Trip 2018

Here it is! This years Field Trip poster.
This 4 colour print designed by Ross Proulx
can be purchased at the event or at our shop for $35 each.

The Field Trip Festival brings the world’s best music right to the heart of Toronto.
The event runs the weekend of June 2nd & June 3rd,
for more info and the list of artist click here.

You can also purchase tickets online here.

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Metric Poster

Thats a wrap! We just finished printing these 7 colour prints for the Metric Documentary.
Prints are 24″ x 36″ on Black cover stock and can be purchased at our shop or on
the bands website. Check below for more info.

From the Band:

Dreams So Real, the feature-length 4k concert documentary, captures Canadian rock group Metric’s last live performance of a year-long sold-out world tour.   

In 2016 the group traversed the globe on the most significant tour of their career. The show in Vancouver, BC was the culmination of a year’s work on behalf of the band and their dedicated crew.  Their performance was recorded by 26 cameras, finished in 4K with audio mixed by multi-Grammy winner David Bottrill. 

The film features fan favourites from over five albums including indelible hits Breathing Underwater, Gold Girls Guns and Help I’m Alive. With plenty of arena-worthy moments, Dreams So Real is a stunning recreation of an incredibly special evening.

Running Time: 115mins

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