Looks best in Japanese

Bell Runner Image


Photography Sandy Nicholson ©2012



This is a job for Bell Canada & Leo Burnett Advertising.  Photographed in studio by Sandy Nicholson.

This is a good example of a more simple job where timing, quality and cost are all factors.

Seen here is the initial comp layout, the raw shot with agency retouching comments, and the final image.


Electron Optics

Scanning Electron Microscopy

This project is part of Gas Labs.  These are photographs taken using a scanning electron microscope.  This device can magnify up to 300,000 times.  It uses electrons instead of light to capture an image.  The lens is a tunnel of magnets which bend the electrons the same way that glass does in a camera lens, kind of, it's more complicated than that but that's the general idea.

 * Thanks to George Kretschmann at the U of T Geology SEM lab for his much needed assistance.

The tip of the G in the Gas logo on the printing press plate seen above

Utopia Gloss printing stock at 500X

Utopia gloss printing stock at 5000X

Side by side Mohawk Superfine uncoated and Utopia gloss coated printing stocks
Aluminum flake pigment used in metallic ink

Utopia gloss printing stock at 1000X






The Scream

This book was produced for Pen Canada.  The book was produced by Neil Stewart, 11 ink scans and colour separations were produced by Doug Laxdal.

In this case the artist used a combination of watercolours, found pigments, and fluorescent paints to create the illustrations for the book.  The challenge was to reproduce the flourescent pigments using PMS 8000 series flourescent litho inks.  The images were scanned on a drum and colour separations were created manually with selections and masks.

The book was smythe sewn and case bound with a two colour foil stamped black cloth half wrap and a litho wrap cover.  The book includes a wrapped slip case, a watercolour paper giclee with a blind deboss, a letterpressed print contained in a blind debossed folder.