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With an undying desire to push what is possible with typography & lettering, Ben Johnston is a multi-disciplinary artist & designer that believes in a hand-crafted approach to all his design endeavours.

Born in Canada and raised in South Africa, Ben brings a diverse sense of influence to his work – finding inspiration from the small cultural nuances to societal differences that he encounters throughout his travels.

SELECT CLIENTS

Nike, Google, Ford, hennessy, Sierra Nevada, Adobe, Blue Moon, Aston Martin, Shopify, Lululemon, Canon, Chevrolet, M&M's, GAP, Rogers, Jeep, DDB, Hootsuite, Moosehead, Tourism Toronto, Shopify, Harley Davidson, Jameson, Capital One, Manulife

NGO Work

Pangeaseed, SeaWalls, PowWow, ABQ Fest, Mural Fest MTL, VMF, UN, Bright Walls , Daily Bread Food Bank, Fashion revolution

AWARDS

2016 The one show - design merit w/ droga5 (retweets of love)

2016 The one show - print & outdoor merit w/ droga5 (retweets of love)

2017 Applied Arts Award for logo design

2017 Applied Arts Award for mural design

2017 TDC Certificate of Typographic Excellence - Environmental

2017 TDC Certificate of Typographic Excellence - Mural Design

2017 Print Mag Award for typography

2017 Communication Arts award for typography

2017 ADCC Award for installation design

2017 ADCC Award for environmental design

2018 GRAPHIS silver Trophy

2018 Applied Arts Awards for Craft & Environmental

2018 Young Guns Finalist

2019 Communication Arts Award of Excellence

2019 MuralFest.com: Best Canadian Mural

2019 ADC awards merit typography environmental

2019 ADC awards merit typography wildcard

2019 ADC awards merit typography personal

2019 Applied arts award for environmental

2019 Applied arts award for typography

2019 Comm Arts award for Environmental Design

2019 Communication Arts design Award

TALKS

2017 Adobe San Francisco

2018 FITC Toronto

2018 BrainStation Toronto

2018 Ruda Fest Panel bogota

2019 Apple Canada

2019 OFFF Barcelona

2019 PDP serbia 3 day workshop & presentation)

Interviews

Visi

TDK

Air Canada

Books

2017

2018

Exhibitions

2016 YOurs Truly

2017 Salon 91

2019 ABV Gallery

2019 Art Gallery of Ontario

2019 Tagliatella toronto