What do you do with your old books? We mostly see them in libraries, garage sale and more. Nevertheless old books tend to get dirty, useless and dusty. But this artist originally coming from Montreal, Qc of Canada, founded another way to give a new life to these old books. His name is Guy Laramee and his collection of breathtaking landscapes from old books. Guy Laramée is an interdisciplinary artist who, in the course of his 30 years of practice, found his way through such varied and numerous disciplines as : stage writing, stage directing, contemporary music writing, musical instrument design and building, singing, video, scenography, sculpture, installation, painting and literature. He received more than 30 grants and was awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts the Joseph S. Stauffer award for musical composition. His work has been seen and heard in Canada, United States, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Latin America. To get more information about Guy, you check out his website at GuyLaramee.com
On last January, Montreal Meets had their first edition with two truly amazing speakers including our beloved founder Fabio Sasso here at Abduzeedo and James White from Signalnoise. For April 2012, Montreal Meets will be back with MMTWO and we are doing a ticket giveaway for you guys. We have 3 tickets to giveaway. To participate is very simple, just leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email so we can contact you. Update Big congrats to Catherine Lévesque (cath_levesque(at)hotmail.com), Noémie Beaulieu (noemie.beaulieu(at)gmail.com) and Liz (l4guil4r(at)gmail.com) who will receive their free 2 Day Pass for the Montreal Meets 2 (MMTWO). Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everybody for participating! Official Poster for MMTWO Giveaway If you're not able to come to Montreal, Qc in Canada, we'll be happy to give the official 18" x 24" poster of MMTWO in compensation. So everybody has a chance to win. So drop those comments and best of luck to all of you! About Montreal Meets The idea is simple. To connect with the creative world. This is our main goal. To create events that will make people get inspired by the design industry. Especially by the people mastering their vision. We want you to joins us on the exploration of the unknown. It's also an opportunity for you to learn from the people of the industry. It's their gift to us. It's our legacy! Find out more on Montreal Meets at MontrealMeets.ca or simply follow them on Twitter @montreal_meets . About MMTWO We're back for 2012 with another Montreal Meets! With another location, more speakers and as you can see, the event is now during two days! Don't miss this great opportunity to the visionaries of our creative world. It will take place on April 7th and 8th in Montreal, Qc of Canada. About the Speakers Make sure not to miss this amazing line-up of talented designers that truly made changes in the design industry. The 'ALL-STAR' Speakers! From Porte Alegre, the true spirit and founder of AbduzeedoFabio Sasso Coming out from Halifax, Nova Scotia, the man behind SignalnoiseJames White The award winning art designer, designer and illustrator from London, UKRadim Malinic Creator of Designspiration.net with alias WANKENShelby White Talented visual retro artist and amazing performer known as TychoScott Hansen Links For more information - http://www.montrealmeets.ca To buy your tickets - http://mmtwo.eventbrite.com/ Montreal Meets on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/montrealmeets Montreal Meets on Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/montreal_meets
Dreams are something that should be part of our life goals. When you truly love and passionate about something, nothing should stop you to do anything possible to realize your dream. Montreal based graphic designer named Stephen Di Donato, realized one of his dreams and create this beautiful series of posters entitled: Beyond Earth A series of posters greatly inspired by the retro of late 1950's and mid 1970's. We have 2 Beyond Earth posters to giveaway of your (4) choice and also 2 sets of Beyond Earth postcards to giveaway also. To participate is very simple, just leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email so we can contact you. Update The winners of the poster (of your choice) are Marin Martinovic, Simon H (firstname.lastname@example.org). And the winners of the postcards are 1125kyle (email@example.com) and Nicole (firstname.lastname@example.org). Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everybody for participating. I'll contact the winners and we'll send you your posters and postcards in the mail! After recently finding old science fiction magazines dating back from the 1980’s, it reignited my childhood memories of my curiosity of our solar system and of limitless imagination. I began researching heavily on NASA missions and came to the realization that the late 1950’s to mid-1970’s were exciting times for new discoveries, for real photographic images of planets and for limitless possibilities. This gave me the incentive to start a personal project based on what I knew very well as a child (creating simple ideas/drawings from imagination) and what I recently researched (the execution of early NASA missions in the infancy of space travel). Stephen Di Donato About Beyond Earth on Kickstarter Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every week, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields. The Beyond Earth Project on Kickstarter. For more information about Stephen Di Donato, you can visit his website at StephenDid.It or simply follow him on Twitter @sdidonato .
Tara Babando is an artist based out of Montreal, Canada. She is a fashion designer by day and a painter/ artist by night. Tara finds inspiration in everyday life, in the works of visual artists such as ISO50 and in the beautiful and strong women she surrounds herself with. I met Tara at the Montreal Meets last January and we exchanged our contact infos. I checked her website and was pretty amazed about the quality of her paintings. Her attention to the details and colors are breathtaking. For more information about Tara, you can always check her website at TaraBabando.com, her Flickr account or follow her on Twitter @TaraBabando
Chris Olimpo is an Illustrator/Designer/Writer, currently working for Lockheed Martin as a Technical Illustrator. Born in Montreal, Chris has eaten carrots since the growth of his first teeth, to maintain his 20/20 vision in order to keep creating cutting edge designs & illustrations that attract the eye and evoke emotion. His Goal is to attain the creative dream by allowing his surroundings to inspire him into designing creations strong enough to influence current//future reality. I had the chance to meet and talk with Chris while I was in Montreal for the Montreal Meets last January and he gave me his business card and asked me if I could take a look at his work. I really like the sketches and personal work and that's why we are feature him here. Also that's why conferences and events are so cool, we always get the chance to know and meet with very talented people. Some works For more information about Chris Olimpo visit his Web sites at: Behance Network // http://be.net/olimpo Flickr // http://www.flickr.com/chrisolimpo Twitter // http://twitter.com/chrisolimpo