Urban Gardening

DTM gardening article

I had the pleasure of working with The Province newspaper a few months back to create an article and video interview. The article was about my family’s involvement in the urban gardening movement and raising awareness for where our food comes from here in our home Vancouver, BC.

Either the editors really liked the article or they just wanted to run a photo with a cute baby in it, but we ended up with the full page cover photo of the section and on the actual front cover of the large run weekend printed edition of the paper! Amazing!

2015?!

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WOW, how did that happen so fast, where did you go 2014? Sorry about the lack of updates from the FreeBird Agency crew lately – 2014 was a VERY busy year for us. Here is a picture I snapped on the Sunshine Coast in the summer that I think represents 2015 nicely; beautiful, wide open and full of potential. Have a great year everyone!

lululemon Manifesto Poster Design:
10th Anniversary

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The trend setting lululemon manifesto design marks its 10th anniversary this month. The pop-culture icon still stands as one of the most highly used, loved, referenced, imitated and iconic pieces of creative work that FreeBird Agency team members have done. The FreeBird Agency contributors have made a lot of amazing work lately, but this classic still remains relevant today.

It’s been tweaked and morphed into a lot of different designs and ideas by various designers internationally over the last decade, but here is the 100% real deal, unedited, 2004 poster design in all its ORIGINAL glory: (more…)

D&J Homebrew

There is craft beer and then there is seriously CRAFT beer. The latter half being exemplified by my wife and I running an extremely tiny nano brewery out of our house to supply the neighbourhood with the finest in homebrewed libations. West Coast Pale Ales, IPA, Belgian Farmhouse and Stout styles are the main specialties, but we’re certainly not limited to those. We use as many local (Pacific Northwest) and organic ingredients as we can.

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Me being me, of course every brew has a custom label. The label designs are born out of artistic inspiration (post-punk poster art meets modern design) and necessity (cost effective black and white photocopies). To honour the DIY street poster tradition they are all wheat pasted on the bottles as well.

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D&J Urban Organic Gardening 2013

We are having an epic summer this year in Vancouver. Our garden plot is loving the weather so I thought I’d give you all a little update on a few highlights and share a recipe.

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I got to pitch-in and design some old fashioned-y (but fashionably contemporary?) new garden signs for the community.

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