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Bennett is an illustrator and designer who spends most of his days glued to old science fiction fantasy films and Saturday morning cartoons. This fascination with the imaginatively absurd has formed a surprisingly stable connection with the way his mind imagines the constraints of the physical form, or lack thereof.

Utilizing traditional oil media on natural wooden surfaces, Bennett is heavily inspired by the sharp dualities observed in his world’s natural and cultural ecosystems. His work is partly influenced by the precise forms and soft palettes of the Baroque masters, and the bold geometric intensity of the Russian Avant-Garde and Futurism movements. This dichotomy of contrasting artistic disciplines and influences lends itself to the underlying dualities observed in his work.” 

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Above:

The Blue Milk
Oil on Wood
18” x 24”

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The Veiled Lady
Oil on Wood
14” x 18”

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The Devil’s Bolete
Oil on Wood
14” x 18”

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The Trumpet Of Death
Oil on Wood
14” x 18”

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The Bleeding Tooth
Oil on Wood
12” x 16”

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The Lemon Disco
Oil on Wood
9” x 12”

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The Death Cap
Oil on Wood
9” x 12”

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The Stinkhorn
Oil on Wood
6” x 12”

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Plums & Custard
Oil on Wood
6” x 12”

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The Professor
Oil on Wood
8” x 8”

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Overweight Glob of Grease
Oil on Wood
8” x 8”

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We Must Be Bold
Oil on Wood
18” x 24”

Process:

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I Know I’m Human
Oil on Wood
20” x 20”

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video courtesy of Hot Art Wet City 

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visit Bennett Slater’s site for more and follow him on tumblr too

Bennett Slater | painting

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  • 02.22.2014
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"I’ve done my studies in product design in University of Montreal and in L’École de design Nantes Atlantique in France. I’ve been working for many years in design in Montreal and in London. Few of my projects on my behance have been done when I was with my last company: La Firme during the two last years.” — Felix Guyon — Les ateliers Guyon 

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MIRROR TABLE | Kakon Lebeuf Dentistes 

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"Centerpiece of a modern dentist office in downtown Montreal, the table reflects the clean lines of the whole environment. Thanks to its mirrors, this elegant furniture mingles perfectly with the adjoining waiting room."

DESIGN: Felix Guyon
CLIENT: Kakon Lebeuf Dentistes 

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HANGING CHAIRS | Mobilier Les Ateliers Guyon

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"This chair is part of a collection of furniture was developed by Les Ateliers Guyon. Here are presented the hanging chair in the entrance hall ALT Hotel in Halifax. These chairs made ​​of steel and leather conjure up a contemporary way the elegance of the great Art Deco hotels of the 20s."

DESIGN & MANUFACTURE: Les Ateliers Guyon
STEEL: Soudure Richer
LEATHER: Maylissa François 
CLIENT: Mobilier Les Ateliers Guyon

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HANGING CHAIRHôtel La Ferme

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“‘La Ferme’ is a line of furniture, custom designed for the Hôtel La Ferme of Baie-Saint-Paul in the magnificent Charlevoix region. The extensive use of leather and felt evokes the saddles and harnesses which were common elements here in the good old days when this wooden farm building was the biggest in Canada.”

DESIGN: Felix Guyon & La Firme
CLIENT: Hôtel La Ferme 

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visit the website of Felix Guyon / Les ateliers Guyon for more…

Felix Guyon | object design

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  • 11.13.2013
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"Design and Illustration studio established in London in 2002 and now based in New York City." — Vault49

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"Silk screen promo/tutorial made for the Beyond Art festival in Seoul, Korea, where Vault49 painted a 1000sq ft mural and hosted a silk screen workshop.”

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Target Practice numerals

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"We’ve kept this labour of love under wraps for the most part but are stoked to finally be able to share it. We initially came up with this idea upon celebrating Vault’s ten year milestone. If not for our unhealthy obsession of setting ourself targets and putting (almost) everything on the line to achieve them, we doubt we’d still be around today surrounded by a great team and a body of work we’re all proud to be associated with. Using that as inspiration and our love for type, we came up with a series of posters from 0-9, one of each of our 10 years."

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Vault49 silk-screened table

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"Silk-screened conference table for the studio! We thought it only fitting to show a bit of love to the 5 boroughs that we call home with this typographic collage. Guaranteed to keep you distracted during early morning monday meetings.”

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for more process shots visit the Vault 49 Facebook page

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vist Vault49’s website to view their work …

Vault49 | print

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  • 05.20.2013
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"Hinterland creates unique work for people to use, enjoy and cherish. We are artists, woodworkers and craftspeople who build by hand using natural materials. Drawing on fifteen years’ experience, we believe in and stand behind our techniques, designs and finished products.

To us, materials are at the heart of what we make. They provide the initial inspiration for the design, and also provide the user with an innate and ongoing connection to the natural world. We care about where we source, prizing salvaged, found and local materials, along with recycled and eco products. And we care about how we treat those materials through the building process.

Everything we build has a story. It starts with the materials, is shaped by the design and build, then develops through the many hands that use it throughout its lifetime.” — Hinterland Design 

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SCATTER/GATHER PENDANT LIGHT

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"This pendant gets its name from its materials: wooden branches scattered far and wide along the rugged Pacific shoreline, that are gathered up. Hand-constructed using pegged and glued through-tenons, no fasteners detract from the abstract and natural beauty of each unique fixture."

MATERIALS | Found ocean-washed branches, black or white cloth-covered twisted electrical wire, medium-base porcelain lamp socket

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LITTLE GEM

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"A side table and sculpture for indoors or out, it’s made from cast-off cedar logs given second life as a crystalline form. It’s hand-shaped and faceted based on the different characteristics of each log, and variations in wood grain, top surface and finish further ensure that no two are alike. Left to weather outdoors, this piece will acquire a natural silver finish."

MATERIALS | Western red cedar

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NURSELOG

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"These dual-purpose side tables bring the outdoors to the indoors. Mimicking rain forest stumps that grow mosses and ferns from their tops, a round insert allows a small arrangement of plants to add a living element to a useful surface. No two are alike."

MATERIALS | Western red cedar 

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TREETOP DINING TABLE

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"Inspired by the sentinels of the forest, these salvaged and dried hardwood logs from coastal B.C. create unique, tree-like table legs that only reveal their modernist leanings at the chamfered intersection with the table’s top surface. This knockdown table flatpacks, and is easily assembled."

MATERIALS | Salvaged hardwood legs FSC-certified hardwood top

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visit Hinterland Design’s website for more … 

Hinterland Design | object design

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"My name is Nick Johnston and I am a graphic designer currently living in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. I specialize in branding, package design and advertising. I mix a classic design style with innovative and unique package design to set myself apart from the competition. I enjoy thinking three dimensionally and creating pieces that will stand out on a shelf full of other products.

I feel that a strong brand flows seamlessly through all platforms of communication with the customer or public. I enjoy the challenge of creating a uniform brand that connects with the intended target audience. A strong brand is built on strong concepts.” — Nick Johnston

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Red Truck Beer Co.

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"The old school idea of quality over quantity was the main concept behind this re-brand and campaign. All the packaging and ads were created in a vintage style to match that feeling. Almost all the ads were crafted with reference to vintage announcement posters. This was done to engage the audience into actually reading the ad, instead of just looking for an image and quickly flipping the page. The main action program from this campaign was the limited edition icebox. This is a piece that is meant to stand out in a liquor store, and also meant to challenge people to get off the couch and enjoy their ice cold brews outside."

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Pabst Blue Ribbon

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"I had seen the idea of an open sided 6 pack case recently. I thought it was a great idea and used less material than a traditional 6 pack package. However, all the open side wraps I had seen had no real way of carrying or transporting the case. It would have been an awkward lift from the under side of the package. I decided to expand upon this existing idea and offer a simple solution. Two holes would be drilled in the top support piece, and a string handle would sit inside these holes. While sitting on display the handle would seem hidden, only until the customer needed the handle would it be pulled out and used. The type “Pabst Blue Ribbon” was hand lettered in order to flow with the shape on the ribbon."

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Bridges Restaurant and Bar

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"This was a re-branding of a restaurant located on Granville Island in Vancouver, B.C. This restaurant is in one of the most beautiful areas of Vancouver and features a huge deck that allows the costumers to enjoy great food with an equally great view. Since the restaurant is located directly on the water and features a large seafood menu the nautical approach in styling fit well. The overall style chosen was a clean and vintage one. A serif typeface was used for most of the typographic treatments and accented with a script typeface, combining the two typefaces married the modern and vintage worlds nicely. To keep things clean and simple only 2 colours were used throughout the branding process. These 2 colours were the blue of the logo and anything that would usually be done in white used a 2% yellow to give it more of a creamy/vintage feel."

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Bushman Grooming Kit

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"This brand and product was created for the outdoorsman and camper. Many grooming kits are just thrown together and neglect to add any character into the actual product, because they feel that it will just be beat up and for the most part kept in a dirty camping bag. This product is created for the outdoorsman that does appreciate when something is built with quality and there is an attention to detail. The logo symbolizes a mountain man with a bushy beard and the colour was chosen with reference to the deep red of a plaid lumberjack jacket. In order to mix the vintage world with the modern, a script typeface was used in the wordmark of the logo and a sans-serif typeface was used on most of the packaging. The combination of steel, wood, leather and the cream colour (instead of 100% white) all add to the vintage feel of the project."

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Visit Nick Johnston’s website for more…

Nick Johnston | graphic design

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Thale Vangen | sculpture

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