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Father Nico

Father Nico

Atlanta native, Father Nico is an art director and designer responsible for working with record labels on up-and-coming artists for their branding and vision. Most notably, he's worked with 6LACK and Lil Durk. Nico’s work is inspired by politics, tragedy, religion and music, of course. 
One of our favourite projects of his was a collaboration with Bleacher Report. The brief was to create their dream soccer jerseys. Nico worked with Summer Walker and Kodie Shane to promote being “human” first. In the background of the jersey, Nico hand wrote every “Label” you can call...


Christo Anesti

Christo Anesti

 

Christo Anesti is the co-founder of esteemed creative, KID Studio. Responsible for producing and directing music videos for some of the biggest pop acts. From Big Sean’s "Bounce Back" to French Montana and Drake’s "No Stylist". 
Most notably, a year after KID Studio was founded, Christo and the team got a call from the Weeknd for a project. It ended up being the King of the Fall music video, featuring a quintessential Toronto night on Queen West....


Ben Johnston

Ben Johnston

Cape Town born graphic designer, Ben Johnston creates gorgeous handprinted murals that boggle the mind. He has countless awards and an enviable client list since leaving the agency world over ten years ago. 
Johnston is comfortable creating corporate identity for brands as well as small scale works, but we prefer it when he goes big. His work for Tagliatelle Gallery in Toronto is very much well worth checking out. He flexes his creative muscle as he explores typography, 3D printing and relief pieces using different mediums. 


Designer: Harry Vincent

Designer: Harry Vincent

London based graphic designer and illustrator, Harry Vincent creates work we love. He’s worked at the award-winning UK agency Imparo for the past few years. Creating clean, eye catching and tongue-in-cheek pieces. 
Harry releases a new work of his each day. This could be a postage stamp, logo, postage stamp or bold graphic poster in his signature aesthetic. 
Vincent is inspired by brutalism and anti-design. His intense visuals counteracted with simple typography and common colours. 

 

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Waley Gao

Waley Gao



Hailing from Toronto, Waley Gao founded is label, Tired Lab in 2018. Inspired by utilitarian silhouettes, Waley has worked with Arc'teryx and his designs were worn by Kendrick Lamar on tour as well as "Wow Freestyle" video. 
Further collaborations include Toronto workwear shop, Latre to create a limited edition jacket. The piece features a reversible body, detachable hood and vest, and it easily turns into a backpack for carrying.

Website: tired.tv
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