Thursday, May 30, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
We all want to do our part helping save the planet right? Right and I'm sure the creator of the Boneyard Project, Eric Firestone would agree. The Boneyard Project is an exhibit curated by Eric Firestone, Carlo McCormick and Medvin Sobio that lies in ...you got it...the infamous "Boneyard" of abandoned military aircrafts in the Arizona desert. The point of the exhibit is to repurpose old aircraft scraps as canvasses for various contemporary artists.
What great way to use found objects! Head on over to their website here to find out more.
Monday, May 27, 2013
On March 15, 2013 a dear friend and colleague Blain Harper passed away.
Please join us on Wednesday, May 29th @ 6:30pm at the Great Hall for a silent auction to share your fondest memories of Blain, and raise a glass to help support his wife and daughter.
In true advertising style, we'll begin with a few cocktails at the cash bar while a DJ spins the night away. A kick ass band will grace the stage and all the money raised will go directly to Blain's family. As Blain had a passion for magic there will also be some wandering illusionists present.
There is a $20 admission fee which is payable at the door.
For more information and event updates please visit the facebook event here. (Blain's Bash)
Friday, May 24, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
What a fantastic evening! Last night we had the pleasure of having Casablanca Media Publishing come to the studio to do a private showcase with legendary country singer Michelle Wright. Michelle performed songs from her new album with one of her producers Jason Barry.
Her expressive voice and stripped down acoustic set filled the studio with beautiful harmonies and emotive moments of times gone by.
A big shout out to Red Brick Songs / Casablanca Media Publishing for making the evening a huge success!
Be sure to check out her new single "Strong" from her new release here.
We wish her all the best at CMT and CBC today.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Toronto boasts some of the most talented visual artists Ontario has to offer. Now that the weather is getting sunny what better way to spend an evening or afternoon than walking around and seeing the wonderful sights of our lovely city.
That said, one of our talented local artists Rea Kelly has a handful of different exhibits that she is a part of this year and I encourage you to go and see what all the fuss is about.
Rea's upcoming shows inlcude; Riverdale Art Walk (June 1,2), Art 2555 (June 8), Sidestreet Gallery (August), Cabbagetown show (Sept), Queen West Art Crawl (Sept 21/22).
She's been working on a lot of great new pieces like the one posted above that I'm sure you'll enjoy!
Monday, May 13, 2013
Check out the article published this morning under the "signings" sections here.
There's a special photo that accompanies the article that I think you'll find most captivating.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Saturday, June 8th kicks off Arts & Crafts 10th year anniversary and to celebrate they've coordinated a stellar lineup of musicians at Fort York and Garrison Common.
Lineup includes A&C featured artists Feist, Bloc Party, Hayden, Timber Timbre, Trust, Ra Ra Riot, Cold Specks, Zeus, Jason Collett, The Darcys, Gold & Youth, and Still Life Still.
Tickets are going fast so head on over to http://fieldtriplife.com for ticket information and other details.
To celebrate we're giving away a copy of The Darcys 7-inch vinyl "House Built Around Your Voice Edmonton to Purgatory". Like this post and you'll be entered into a draw to win! One lucky winner will be selected and announced by end of day June 7th.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Last year we gave the front end of our website a groovy new facelift and we were thrilled to get an honourarium for 17th Annual Webby Awards for Best Home/Welcome Page & Best Visual Design - Aesthetic against 11,000 entries internationally!
One of the components of the site we really wanted to revamp was our employee bio section. We really wanted this section to stand out against the grain and showcase the amazing team we have here at the studio. So, we brought Sam Chou of Style5 Animation on board to take it to a whole new level.
Sam created a unique and personalized animated gif for each employee profile and we couldn't be happier with the results!
If you haven't viewed these kick ass rotoscopes head on over to our site www.ta2music.com to check them out.
You will most definitely dig!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Photo credit: Markus Tretter
I encourage you to go and check out this creative exhibit while it lasts!
Monday, May 6, 2013
This is a great read on teaching children how to improvise. Take a moment and let us know what you think of the approach.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Clive Desmond is a popular director with over 1265 years of experience.
His style, though modern, often tips its hat to the best of the
mid-century. He is the recipient of millions of awards including the
Gold Lion, Gold Clios as well as at least 300,000 plaques and statues
from London Radio Awards, One Show, Hollywood TV Festival, Romanian Ad
Festival, Vermont Festival for Local Radio, Biloxi Live Television
Advertising Awards, Hungarian Creativity Awards, TVB, Portuguese Point
of Purchase and Poster Festival in addition to many others. He lived
and worked in Gotham City for 5 years under the patronage of McCaffrey
McCall, Y & R, No Soap Radio and toiled for clients Mercedes Benz
USA, Air Canada, ABC Television and many others. He produced two audio
books for Harper Collins - Thin Ice by The New yorker Magazine
curmudgeon illustrator Bruce McCall and The Pinkerton Papers by David
Luchuk. His production employment record includes the amazing and
thought provoking Louder Music and Sound Design, the often eccentric
Silent Joe, and the legendary house of analogue, Morgan Earl Sounds.
His catalogue of clients include TBWA, Cossette, Leo Burnett, Y & R,
Naked Creative, Reason and Partners, DDB, BBDO Sterling Cooper and many
more. He has directed 275,000 celebrity voice-overs none of whom did
he befriend or try to sleep with. Additionally, Mr. Desmond is a
composer of light pop music, playing electric bass, piano, guitar and
mountain dulcimer. His voice and likeness are represented by Paul Smith
of ETM and he can be heard on hundreds of thousands of commercials!
his hobbies include drapery and window shades. His stance of the hour
is "If you don't think it's beautiful or useful, it shouldn't be in your
home or mine." And finally his new pose at Tattoo Sound + Music are
some of his oldest and closest personal friends and peers, without whom
he would have never had made it this far or have experienced such
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Clive to the TA2 family!