Unknown Pleasures
Wednesday March 11th 2015, 11:11 pm
Filed under: inspirations,music,reading and writing


I’m questioning why I do what it is that I do. Right now, with less than 3 days till launch, QA on the project hardly started, clients breathing down our necks. Unformatted content still coming in from halfway across the world. And a studio barely scraping by.

I try to go back in my mind to remember those points in my life when I made the decision to keep hustling along this path, and not give in and try something else. Or at least get a 9 to 5. And I try to remember a work of graphic design that actually impacted my life. Added meaning. That answered the why instead of the what.


Sunday March 01st 2015, 1:08 pm
Filed under: miscellaneous,music

Some classic Joy Division to mark the end of the longest (and coldest) February ever. It also marks a commitment for me to step out of “hibernation”, and work more actively towards my many goals, including much more regular writing on this site around graphic design, culture, poetics and politics. Stay tuned.

Austerity Blues
Sunday June 29th 2014, 11:57 am
Filed under: music

Re-listening to Thee Silver Mt. Zion’s last album. So good…

The #Nationhood Mixtape
Monday June 02nd 2014, 6:00 pm
Filed under: music

On a bit of a different vibe, I just discovered this amazing mixtape on Soundcloud, featuring plentiful hard-hitting decolonial hip hop tracks and artists. It’s an inspiring listen. A couple of gems included Angel Haze’s collaboratrion with A Tribe Called Red and MC Optimal’s super-smooth “Good Hair”.

So glad this is out there…

Savages: Fuckers
Thursday May 15th 2014, 3:17 pm
Filed under: music

Savages ‘Fuckers’ from Pulse Films on Vimeo.

A beautiful channelling of the spirit of Joy Division in this performance by Savages, a band I had the pleasure of experiencing live last year. Love their sound, love their aesthetic.

Howl! Arts Festival
Monday April 14th 2014, 1:41 pm
Filed under: events,music,news,portfolio


I’m very excited to announce the upcoming Howl! Arts Festivalles voix survolent la ville, a celebration of art and revolution. This first edition, taking place over 6 days at the end of April, brings together a host of local artists and events committed to the deepening of community engagement and grassroots activism, with a focus on the struggles of First Nations, Inuit and Metis.

The festival opens with a benefit concert for Missing Justice featuring Odaya, Sarah Pagé and AurorA, followed the next evening by Regards sur le 7eme feu. This 11 musician ensemble performance presents a conceptual work envisioned and composed by Xarah Dion and Stefan Christoff, exploring issues around the future of the North. Other events include a fundraising concert for those arrested under the unjust Montreal bylaw P6 during (and after) the Quebec student strike of 2012, a screening of Alanis’ Obomsawin’s documentary film Hi-Ho Mistahey!, and a panel discussion on the relationship between art and gentrification.

The festival closes with the launch of the 13th issue of Four Minutes to Midnight, which has been almost two years in the making. Much more on that very soon!

The visuals and poster for the festival were created by LOKi design, and printed by Chris at la Presse du chat perdu. The graphic approach was equally inspired by the explosive force of Vorticism, the imagery of a dense city seen from above, and a personal attempt to work with abstraction in a politically coherent way.

More details for the festival on the Howl! website, and on facebook here.

And We Made The Room Shine
Wednesday February 26th 2014, 1:36 pm
Filed under: miscellaneous,music

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here as things have been very busy at the studio! But this beautiful video from La Blogothèque showcasing intimate performances by Constellation artists showed up in my feed, and I felt compelled to share it. Enjoy!

Come Worry With Us!
Thursday December 12th 2013, 2:09 pm
Filed under: music,portfolio,type and typography


I was honoured to work on the poster and title designs for Helene Klodawsky’s film Come Worry With Us! The documentary tells the story of one of my favourite bands, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, focusing on the struggles of balancing parenthood with the life of touring musicians. It raises very timely questions around the pervasiveness of traditional gender roles, and the challenges of artists living within a precarious economy. It’s a beautiful, intimate portrait, blending the political and the personal, and I’m really pleased to have been a part of it.

Visit the film’s website here.


WU-TANG Letterpress Prints
Thursday November 14th 2013, 12:42 am
Filed under: music,portfolio,type and typography


For Expozine this year, I’ve reissued a run of my WU-TANG C.R.E.A.M. diptych, letterpress printed in gold ink on thick black cardstock by Kiva Stimac at Popolo Press. This edition is printed on her new letterpress, and the imprint is slightly deeper, giving it more relief and emphasizing the epitaph metaphor of the design.


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