Friday, 18 October 2013

So long Blogger.

I'm moving all my future blog posts to my tumblr account: edkwong.tumblr.com

Thanks to all those who've followed me on this blog over the years.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

#banfracking



Thursday, 10 October 2013

photo drawings

Some drawings go alright...

...and others get out of hand.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

The allure of bad news.


Quick spot illustration for the McGill Alumni Magazine. Read more about it here.



Friday, 4 October 2013

iBot


Thursday, 3 October 2013

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Robbed

Always back up your work folks. You might just get robbed like me and lose months of work.

Anyways, on to bigger and better things.







Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Farm to table!

So to be comfortable with the idea of continuing to eat meat and to truly appreciate and understand an aspect of where food comes from, I thought I needed to experience what it took to put a chicken on the dinner table. In this case, to ethically raise (lovingly cared for of by a couple of great friends), slaughter, de-feather, clean, butcher and cook a couple of chickens, whom I'm grateful for providing sustenance for myself and friends.

For those interested, you read more about the experience here and see photos (fyi, there's no blood):  http://www.laclairiere.net/2013/wherein-the-julias-visit-each-others-countries-and-ed-makes-us-dinner/

(this particular bird being held is still laying eggs.)

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

The Importance of Sleep

Spot illustration for Mcgill Alumni Magazine about the importance of sleep and it's effect on the mental performance of children in class.





Thursday, 8 August 2013

Immortal Technique - Viva la RevoluciĆ³n

Real hip hop.

"Write it down and remember that we never gave in, the mind of a child is where the revolution begins, so if the solution has never been to look in yourself, how is it that you expect to find it anywhere else?" -Immortal Technique 

                                                                                                                    

Friday, 2 August 2013

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is inspiring to me.  My thanks to Bilal for the translation into Urdu. Photo reference: LA Times




Tuesday, 30 July 2013


Monday, 29 July 2013

Chez Boris Sketch for Aritzia


Sunday, 21 July 2013

KVASS! Comp.


Saturday, 20 July 2013

Bear decoration - digital photo collage

Mock up of another decoration intended for the walls of Chez Boris. Digital photo collage. Yet to printed and framed in real life.


Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Mad Monsanto Monster



Information resources for Monsanto's history, products, and deeds.
http://www.cban.ca/Resources/Topics/Monsanto
http://www.organicconsumers.org/monsanto/


Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Lenin, donuts, and kitsche.

So awhile back I posted some posters for a local cafe in Montreal, called "Chez Boris". Turns out I'll be decorating it with all manners of art. Illustration and photos.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Kirin Samurai

Bandana print for a local denim designer from Montreal. What he wanted: Japanese wood block inspired samurai and a Kirin. Initial border options were too uniform or too Chinese looking. 


Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Monsanto: A focus on GMO Contamination and it's treatment of farmers in North America.

Another one that hit's closer to home and that looks into the business practices and ethics (or lack thereof of Monsanto).



The World According to Monsanto GMO Documentary

Worth a watch.


Thursday, 9 May 2013

March Against Monsanto

I'm staunchly opposed to giant agro-corporations like Monsanto, who are taking over the agricultural industry and fighting against any measures to label foods with GMOs (Genetically modified organisms).

For those interested in participating, there will be a world-wide "March Against Monsanto" on May 25th, 2013. I'm encouraging anyone who cares about our food supply and the right to know what we purchase and what we are consuming. Here's to ethical agriculture and business, health and well-being, and transparency.

Celebrities aside,  this is an important issue that I can get behind.


Or for those that don't care for celeb's..


Other great online resources to inform yourselves:
Canadian Biotechnology Action Network
Millions Against Monsanto

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Academy Of The Impossible



These are colour variations of the posters that I designed for the "Academy Of The Impossible", an alternative education institution based out of Toronto. I think what they do is really wonderful as a concept and great for the community of there of individuals looking to find a place where they learn and thrive outside of the traditional school model.

I had a good deal of fun mocking these up and there were a number of ideas I was juggling around with, as seen below. Some that dealt with a mixture of the fantastic to the mythological.  The one's that made the cut had a lot of emphasis on reflecting the diversity of programs and subjects that the academy promotes. Most of all, the final results had to be simple fun to look at.


More to come down the line.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Sled Island 2013 Poster

These are the posters for Calgary's 2013 'Sled Island Music Festival' that uses some of my illustration (applied and rearranged for various promotional applications for the festival). The poster's type design, final application and overall art direction was overseen by 'Working Format' out of Vancouver. The concept for the illustrations needed to speak to music, film, art, comedy, green initiatives, special events, all the while encompassing a prairie vibe.






Friday, 29 March 2013

Robot Collage 2

More digital collage.


Thursday, 21 March 2013

DJ K-LORD

Gift for a friend.



Thursday, 7 March 2013

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Chez Boris Posters "Miam! Miam!"



These are posters for Chez Boris, a Russian donut and cafe in Montreal. The "Chez Boris" logotype was created by the Bosk & Beck design studio.