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Chapter 8: All Aboard the RARE x EXPRESS!

Chapter 8: All Aboard the RARE x EXPRESS!

Collaborators: Windsor Express, Gregory Edwards (Dark Roast Digital), Accurate Creations Most Windsorites (like most Canadians) are die-hard hockey fans. I guess I am an exception to that rule. From a young age, I've always been a basketball guy. So naturally, when it was announced that they were bringing a professional basketball team to Windsor, I was game.  In a hockey-town like Windsor, it's always been a challenge to get fans to get "on-board" the Express fan train. I've always been one to proclaim to others about the quality of basketball played by the Express (and the NBL all together). This was...

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Chapter 7: Cookin' Up Some Freshness with Arcata Pizzeria

Chapter 7: Cookin' Up Some Freshness with Arcata Pizzeria

Collaborators: Bob and Rina of Arcata Pizzeria, Sydney Taylor, Tribal Printing Project: "Arcata" Tee Those from around these parts know that Windsor-style pizza is truly world-class. Windsor pizza is something that Windsorites are relentlessly proud of - and for good reason! I didn't realize how good I had it here in Windsor until I tried some "out of town" pizza. It's really no comparison. In fact, I challenge anyone who wants to put their city's pizza against ours to step right up. I will no doubt be the one judging and making the final decision... (more pizza = winning). In fact,...

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Chapter 6: "weST" Side Pride

Chapter 6: "weST" Side Pride

Collaborators: Sydney Taylor, Tribal Printing, and YOU Project: "weST" Neigbourhoodie As a follow-up project to our "WalkeRville" Neighbourhoodie design, we took to the social media world and asked our supporters to help us decide which Neighbourhoodie to rep next. The result: weST (siiiiiide!). Sometimes things work out for a reason. Although I did move around the city a bit as a child, I grew up on the west end of Windsor. It was in the west where I went to school, had my first beer, met my closest friends, and met the love of my life. So when the WEST was voted...

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Chapter 5: Return of "The Mac"

Chapter 5: Return of "The Mac"

Collaborators: Carlo.Mac Design (Carlo Macasaet) Projects: Neighbourhoodies/Model R When you get a chance to work with an established graphic artist like Carlo Macasaet - you take it. If you've ever sampled some of the fine local libation offerings from Walkerville Brewery or Craft Heads Brewing Company, then you've most likely seen his work. Believe me, I've seen a LOT of his work! In fact, I actually knew his father for quite some time as a colleague but didn't make the connection until later on. So I reached out to his dad and got his contact information. A few texts back and forth,...

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Chapter 4: "Border City LIV'n"

Chapter 4: "Border City LIV'n"

Collaborators: LIV Digital (Olivia Bauer) Project: "Border City LIV'n" Social media is a beautiful thing. Especially when it leads you to connect with talented up-and-coming local graphic designers such as Olivia Bauer.  I first encountered LIV Digital through the Instagram grapevine. At this point, RARE had just been online for a couple of months, but our awareness was growing. At first, it was just the usual you-follow-me-I-follow-you stuff (well, at least I thought). It was near the end of July when Olivia first messaged us offering up some freelance work. So we exchanged casualties and that was that (so I...

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