Monday, April 07, 2008

Share, Share, Bike Share

Well, there's no 'I' in 'team', but there is a 'Go' in 'group'...and 'pour' for that matter....i don't know what that has to do with anything, but i figured i'd share. So as a group, we worked together to produce an ad campaign for the Bikeshare project (RIP bikeshare Toronto).

As a group, Annie, Ashley, Rachelle, and I came up with a campaign comprised of stickers, bus wraps, and posters. We came up with the idea of a tandem bike to represent the basic ideas of sharing and community, but we each took the idea and went off in our own direction with it.

11" x 25", mixed media on paper

I wanted to go with more of a feeling than outright showing what i wanted to say with this...
Marco raised a few valid questions

-is the bear Jewish?
-Will any of the other animals be wearing clothing?

and sort of put it in my head that my mantra should be "like a good documentary, it should raise more questions than answers."

I'm a particularly fond of the koala...i think his goggles are quite sharp.


Yuta said...

holy shit nim!!
this piece is ridiculous!!
I saw your progression on this piece and amazed how you have improved from the last winter!!
maybe saiyan??goku??
gorgeous piece nim!!

Anonymous said...

lovin it a lot man. the "bike" is phenomenal. it works well.

Irma Kniivila said...

I think of how long you must have spent painting that bike and my stomach hurts.

You should go into the business of painting koalas riding bicycles and other forms of transportation.
I alone would probably keep you in business, you know.

Greg Dubeau said...

A jewish Bear? Makes you think doesn't it? Was Rupert Jewish? He wore clothes. So did Paddington Bear. Definately a question for the ages.

Big ups though. You are really developing a good relationship between a painterly touch and deep graphic elements. Very sharp my friend.

Nimit Malavia said...

thanks, you guys!

i'm happy graffiti bike, koala, and bear were a hit! expect more of mr Koala, irma!

Peter Chan said...

sick piece nimit. i saw u working really hard on this and i am amazed at the details u put the concept and rendering, everything!

Therese said...

Keep up the good work.