Thursday, December 31, 2009

We've but a moment...

Today, like almost every other new year, i think back to the last.... this time last year i was in a Arabian Nights themed desert affair thousands of miles away, and today I find myself in a winter wonderland. More than that I was thinking back to the things I was looking forward to, and all my expectations of the year to come. I guess that's always the case, even at beginnings you sort of find yourself in familiar places.

2009 was an incredible year. For all the laughter and heartbreak, it held a lot of great things for me. I wanted to thank everyone who was there with love and support....or a good ol' fashion kick in the ass. Thank you for reading my blog, and commenting! I'll definitely forget someone if I try and list off all the people I have to thank, so i will just say 'you know who you are, and how much you've touched me. Thank you for the love, hate, and friendship.'

And to those of whom I've wronged, please know that I am truly sorry. I'm not perfect, but I'm working on it.

2010 is a new beginning of sorts. So get your suits cleaned and ready folks (/power suits ladies).

And please everyone partying tonight, be safe....and don't worry, if she's a 2 at 10, she'll be a 10 at 2 ;). Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidayz

From all of us here at (i.e. myself) I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays. I'll have some new updates on the solo, plus some new work and other exciting projects to share in the new year! Thanks for stopping by.

Drink, eat and be merry folks!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Romantic Rights

I will be having my first solo on february 6th, 2010 at Show & Tell Gallery in their project gallery.
The show will be titled,

'i can't love you, but we can romance'

I've been spending the last little while just working away on the show. This is the largest body of work that i've done to date and I'm really excited to be able to show it so close to home.

Also opening that evening will be Tessar with his solo entitled 'everything we wanted, in our nostalgic future,' in the main room. I am so grateful to be able to show with Simon again and to be able to work with Tessar on what we hope to be a really memorable and fun show.

Here are some shots of somethings I've been working on,

Check back for more images and updates.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Half in the Bag...

Ever since my trip to New York, I've been noticing a lot of comments on my 'man-bag' or is it 'man-purse'?.......yeaaa, we're gonna call it a man bag. And once we get past the whole "oooh how did you get a bag from Korea??", the question comes up "why is it so heavy, do you really need all that crap in there?". Response: Le Yes!

I saw a post on theessentialman and was inspired to do my own version of it.

Honestly, you never know when you might see something that you might want to record, a thought you might find inspiring. And you never know when you might need to get your hustle on with a postcard or zine. Also, proper dental and nail hygiene are always important. A lot of what you find in my 'man bag' could appear pretty unnecessary...but it's pretty much essential for me on my travels.

Here's the full rundown:
-Kunst & Papier Sketchbook (bought in NYC, for bigger drawings, and nice paper)
-Writersblok Dotted Sketchbook (my favourite and most accessible sketchbook for drawings writing, anything)
-2 Moleskine Journals (in case I finish my Writersblok)
-Black Planner/'Moleskine look-a-like' (this is more for writing, and deadline up keep)
-Chapters Sketchbook (it's almost done, but I still keep it because it reminds me of a time long past)
-On the Road by Jack Kerouac (my current read and thoughtful gift from a friend)
-Purell (shit happens...and it makes for cool drawings effects)
-A zip lock back full of Zines and misc items (interesting things to inspire me, from cool people * * *)
-Hand-stitched bandana (Because my Gucci Bandana is in the wash, and cause it was made by my boy Jermaine)
-Postcards + Jasmine Tea Zine
-Orbit Gum
-Silver Band-aids (yea...believe it!)
-Crayola Twistables
-SKB SB-1000 0.5mm black ballpoint pen
-Papermate Black ballpoint pen
-Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen (yellow and grey)
-Brush Pen (ink and water)
-Bodyshop nail grooming kit (a christmas gift from the oh so thoughtful Ryan Christiani and + blackberry owners will agree, its soo much easier to type with properly maintained nails)
and of course

Note: Blackberry, X-acto Knife, Business cards and Nikon D80 were not included in the picture because there were currently in use....and I thought it would be rude to take a photo of my knife.

On another note, I'm driving back to Ottawa today. All packed and ready to roll.
It might take me a few days to get back to full speed, so I apologize if there is a delay with any emails.

I wanted to say thank you to everyone who was able to make the time to see me before I left, and sorry to everyone who I wasn't able to see.

Be well. Do good. And see you soon.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Just go for it

...I mean, if you're happy and healthy, why not...cause in the end

Design Monogamy?

Who says you should only have one love at design and illustration that is *ahem*. I met up with cool guy Ben Weeks the other day to hang out and grab some drinks. We indulged in some over-sized Hoegaarden pints and discussed how we can ball hard like Bruce Mau.
He had mentioned a few months back that he'd been working on his new promo poster, and showed me some of the sketches. I finally got to see the finished version of it the other night, and grab a copy for myself. The poster is beautifully designed and executed! And getting some sweet press.

You should head on over to his site if you want to grab a copy of it for yourself.

Awesome work Ben!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Tapestry

'Week 37'
Ink, graphite, ballpoint pen on BFK rives, 11.7" × 16.5"
I've had the good fortune of being asked to partake in a big project headed by Kessels Kramer. The project is basically a recreation of the old Bayeux Tapestry, which depicted the major news events of 1066. The project is being called 'The New Tapestry', and it consists of illustrators from around the world, contributing black and white images depicting the major news events of today.

I chose 'Week 37' of this year to illustrate, which happens to be the week of Sept. 11th. I went with depicting China's current economic downturn, and how their exports have declined from $134.9bn to 103.7bn, since last year, and how Japan's economy has found a way to grow and become the world's second-largest economy.

I'll be posting more about this a little later, so please check back. Also, Juan is currently away from the office as he is battling dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, but you can check out his contribution to the project here!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Empire Statements

Wow, talk about big tings!
I've been meaning to post up these images from when I got back last week but I've been really busy with work (which is awesome!) and packing and sending off all my belongings for my move to Ottawa. I'm now down to my bare essentials, and trying to wrap everything up...which is cool i guess, very nomad-ish. Kind of taking this week and a bit to meet up with everyone before I head back home and sort of totally tunnel vision on the solo in February at Show & Tell. Anyways, the trip!

NY was amazing! It seemed to go by way to quickly... it was so great hanging out with all the west coast homies again, they really came correct, ties and everything. I feel sooo incredibly fortunate that I was able to venture through the big city with Amanda and Tessar...and an especially big thanks to Amanda for making the impossible possible. Here are a few photos from the trip
11 hour bus + David Bowie= no thang at all
I feel like a big douche when I do this, but I was able to snag a sketch from Joao, before we powered down on our lychee martinis
Joao, Tess, Roman, and Amanda in all their soft focus gloryI love of direct New Yorkers are.
A few of the sights from the MET. I wish I could have taken some photos at the Kandinsky exhibit, that was absolutely ridiculous! One thing I love about taking trips down to the States, is how cheap the art supplies are! I think I bought about 7 sketchbooks for the same price as one moleskine here in this the price we must pay for free health care?!
Some sketchbooking with T lo.

You can see more of the photos I took from the trip on my flickr gentle, it's still new.

Also you can check out some of Tessar's photos from the trip, plus some works from the 'Zachary Quinto trio'

This was easily one of the best trips I've ever was incredibly nourishing, and sooo many laughs. I think the best way to describe the trip would be a mash up of
Jay-Z and Street Fighter....and maybe a little Miley Cyrus -Party in the USA.

It was awesome meeting all the new friends and thanks again to everyone who made the trip as great as it was. :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Wonderous world

"A Fly on the Wall" Jeremy Asher Lynch from Modus Films on Vimeo.

The awesomely talented Mr. Lynch will be having a three-person show + project room show with James Roper, Eric Davidson, and Kevin Taylor tonight at LeBasse Projects in culver city. From the shots I've seen it looks like he's done some really fantastic work. The show is titled 'Natural Wonders', if your in the LA area you should definitely check it out!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Journey to the East

I'm heading out tomorrow morning with Mr. Lo to check out the LeBasse Projects Pop up show 'Go East' in New York. I'm really excited to go visit NYC, it's been many a moon since my last visit.

'Go East' LeBasse Projects Video Preview from Modus Films on Vimeo.

My last trip to New York was amazing, got to see sooo much and took rolls and rolls of photos...sadly 6 of the 8 rolls were exposed. This time I'm armed with the ol' DSLR, so we won't be havin any of that!

Anyways I'm gonna go finish packing and listen to a bunch of WNYC Radio Lab podcasts, and maybe format some Annie Hall or Eternal Sunshine for my iPod.

Take care!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Can - U - Zine??

Canzine....kind of amazing!!

Yesterday I took part in CANZINE, Canada's Largest Zine Fair and Festival of Alternative Culture at the Gladstone hotel. There was sooo much awesome stuff to see there! (posters, cards, books, hipsters, and of course zines). I had the pleasure of sharing a table with Tessar Lo and Martha Chan...things got pretty ziiiiinee-y; we spent most of the day discussing the finer aspects of pastries, unicorns, and of course auto-tune.

Thank you soo much to everyone who stopped by to say hi and picked up a zine! Here are some photos from the day and my new zine that was on sale.

jasmine tea, 24 - 4.25 x 5.5" pages filled with love and passioné!...realistically it's a collections of new drawings, paintings and musings on the finer points of life. It also happens to include the secret ingredient to make great Jasmine tea inside!
Somehow, it turned into Hallow-zine fair...Check out my sweet score!
Paparazzi was everywhere...SHAAAWWTAAYEEEE!!!
Obligatory crowd shot + the birth of 'Uni-boy' + some crazy zine-ster who wouldn't stop singing Ludacris
A remix of folding futures + a visit
Check out some of the coverage :


the torontoist

And this crazy canzine sighting

Thanks for all the inspiration and awesome canzine! See you folks next year!

PS. Check out some of Tess' photos from the day...and the world!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Kind of the end of an Era

I hope I'm still allowed to do all the stupid things that I naturally do....cause I'm still gonna do them anyways :D




Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Iniciativa Colectiva 15

The new issue of Iniciativa Colectiva is out now! It features a number of interviews and features on some pretty great artists. I was fortunate enough to have been asked to take part in the Magik7 interview and contribute some of my work to the issue. You can view it online here, or download a pdf from the site as well.

Many thanks again to Nicole for the opportunity!

Friday, October 16, 2009

These ImagiNative Kids are Alright

Last night I checked out the "Non-compliance: Experimental..." shorts film screening at the ImagiNative Media Arts Festival. Not only did I get to check out some *cough cough* interesting films, but I was able to support two of my dear friends as well. Yuta , who provided illustrations for all the promos which have since flooded Toronto...and Amanda Strong, whose short film 'Honey For Sale' easily stole the show! Amazing work guys! You've made this indian proud!
More swag from International illustration sensation Yuta Onoda! Congrats buddy, this was a beautiful campaign, no one deserves it more.
It was a very 'Medellin' style Q&A Danny Guay and Ryan 'The Dragon's Keeper' Christiani eagerly awaiting the films to start. The evening was filled with a surplus of awesome stuff...namely some wicked t-shirts (see Bear and Wolf above).

Also I wanted to mention that the preview for The Kids are Alright: Final Show is now online.
Please feel free to check out the work.

The show opens tomorrow night, Saturday, October 17th 7-10pm, if your in the area come out and say hi!

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend...oh and Happy Indian New Years (aka Diwali) everyone! Go buy have my permission.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thank you!

I wanted extend my deepest thanks to everyone who purchased one of my 'Moments before crisis' screen prints and also a tremendous thank you to everyone who helped to spread the word about it! It truly means a lot to me to be able to share my work with you. A lot of the prints are gone, but there's still a handful of left, if your interested in purchasing a print please send me an email at nimit(at) or you can visit my store page.

Here are a few of the sites that were kind enough to feature me or shout out the print. I know I'm forgetting some but thank you to everyone!

Take care.

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Kids are Alright || LeBasse Projects

Here is my contribution to this stop of 'The Kids are Alright' tour at LeBasse Projects, in Los Angeles. This will be the last stop for the TKAA tour. I wanted to give my sincerest thanks to Beau for including me in this tour, as well to all the galleries and owners for hosting us at each stop. The opening reception for the show will be this Saturday, if you in the area please come out and get your art on!
'Forever | Never'
Mixed media on paper, 12" x 12" (framed)
Another great reason to come out to LeBasse Projects this weekend, my main man Nate Frizzell will be opening his solo exhibition titled 'Lost in the Thicket'. The work that Nate's done for this solo is pretty's such an incredible leap from how he was painting just under a year ago. Here are some photos from Arrested Motion's recent studio visit. Definitely something to be seen.

If you have any questions about purchasing work please contact the good folks over at LeBasse Projects.

Thanks for stopping by!

LeBasse Projects
6023 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

A Miraculous Occurence


An oldie but a goodie...Shakespeare...NOT Mr Glaser.

via @martinansin

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Lessons from a Tailor

Lessons from a Tailor. Directed by Galen Summer from Ed David on Vimeo.

via theessentialman

*Sorry for the lack of posts, I've been busy working on a few projects...but I have a lot of new things to post of about in the next little bit!

Take care.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Moments before crisis

I am incredibly happy to present my very first silk-screened print 'Moments before crisis'.
This print marks a rather trying time for me and the beautiful things that have been born of it. I hope that I can share it with you.

The prints were hand silk-screened by Jon Todd and is the first print to be released with his new artist print line at 'Jon Todd Prints' . Each print measures 20 x 26" (50.8 x 66cm), and is a limited edition of 25 with a few APs, signed and numbered by me.

Please visit my store for more information.

Thank you!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Nonslick Interview

Pete Ryan recently interviewed me for his fantastic illustration interview blog Nonslick! I feel very honored to be on there with soo many illustrators that I truly admire! Check it out here!!!!

And definitely throw in your input on the JUAN VS YUTA match!!! It's like MANNY PACQUIAO vs GOKU!!!!! POWER!!!!

Thanks again sooo much Pete!

Also, how awesome was MUSE TONIGHT!??!!! Ryan?? Greg???

Friday, September 11, 2009

Softly Encompassing the Womb

I just wanted to give a shout out to Mr. Edwin Ushiro who will be having a solo show this weekend at LeBasse Projects gallery. I seriously believe that Edwin produces some of the most honest and unique work out there these days, and that's not just talking about his insane process! The work that he made for his solo last year blew my mind...and this year he's set the bar even higher. The preview for his show is now up on the LeBasse Projects website, definitely check it out.

Also he just did a phenomenal interview recently, very insightful.

If your in the LA area this weekend, this is one that's not to be missed.
Congrats Mr. Ushiro!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Just in time...

I must apologize to everyone if I wasn't able to respond to your emails and what not, I've been without internet for a little while's been "interesting" to try and conduct business via my phone. Kind of nice to be totally away from it though. I will try to get back to get back to everyone as soon as I can. Oddly enough it times out this post quite well.

TIFF from Nimit Malavia on Vimeo.

I worked up this animation from my TIFF poster design i did a little while back, and it seems to be just in time for this year's TIFF!
So many celebs pouring into T.O....maybe I'll get to meet George Clooney or Megan Fox :O?!

Hope you enjoy the animation, I sure had fun working on it...let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 31, 2009


Yesterday I was finally able to check out the last day of Fanexpo 09. It was pretty awesome...soooo much stuff to see, and oh sooooo much money I wish I could spend on cool stuff! This year was especially awesome, because so many friends were taking part in are some photos I snapped from the event. Disclaimer: There are A LOT of shout outs in this GO TO THE LINKS!
Again...somethings must be bought on principle....or if persuaded to by Megumi Chan!
Technical illustrators extra-ordinaire Mark and Steve checking out the goods...
Leslie also checking out the goods....
Mr. Lo personalizing his zines with some custom sketches
Yuta, Peter and Wesley, probably discussing the finer points of the convention.... or the latest issue of Naruto.
The always hilarious and talented Craig and Rosemary doing their thang....originally we had them looking very hood...but they opted for the 'fake hood' look...i.e. Richmond Hill
*obligatory merch shots*
Irma clearly keeping a watchful eye on Bennett's table.

The always dashing Bennett Slater, standing next to an equally handsome Caped Crusader. For some reason Bennett seemed to be quite the hit with the more "exotic presenters" at Fanexpo...FACT.
Andrew 'Drizzley Bear' Patterson in all of his FanEXpo glory
The awesome and ever adorable Darryl Graham
Needless to say it was a very exciting place to be! Ryan just couldn't contain himself!
Soooo now that Disney's bought out Marvel.....I guess we'll have Thor singing "I can show you the world... Shining, shimmering, splendid! Tell me, princess, now when did you last let your heart decide?" (that probably went on longer than it should have)Here's a shot of all the swag I was able to pick up :)
After walking back and forth to my car like 6 times... finally finished the night off with some sushi at Sushi Time!! Ton's O Fun! Hopefully next year I'll find myself at one of them tables with my goods. Congrats to everyone who took was le Awesome!