JON JOHNSON

FEATURED ARTIST

Series Three-er Jon Johnson is a Kitchener-bred screen-printer and graphic designer who also goes by the moniker BRFC/Bearface Design. Hes a man of many talents – having designed everything from logos to gig posters to everything in between. Not one to be confined to ink on paper, his designs have lived on fabric, cork and even beer bottles. Read on for the fabulous work of!

 

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If you live in Kitchener, or been around the downtown core, chances are you’ve seen Jon’s poster designs, breathing new life and vibrancy to the streets and downtown events. Before all this began, Jon studied Film Studies at Laurier. The shift from film to design came to fruition when Jon started working on the monthly zine ‘CTRPLLR’ with Marc Lecompte (now co-owner of Cheeses Murphy and Princess Café in Kitchener/Waterloo) doing mostly cut and paste layouts, which really piqued his interest. Fast-forward a bit – this newfound love had him diving into the world of design and learning the software. In fact, his career as a well-known screen-printer started as a project for customizing his own handkerchiefs. Now he’s a staple at art events in Kitchener and beyond, and his designs are all over events like BikeFest.

Jon has done design work for an impressive roster of clients, including Arch Brewing Co. , Centre in the Square, Cheeses Murphy, Descendants Beer & Beverage Co., The City of Kitchener, The Princess Cafe, Taco Farm and The City of Waterloo. His gig posters have included awesome Toronto band Alvvays, Series Two’s Dusted and Series Two’s Mounties. We love it when worlds collide.

Follow all Jon’s incredible activity through his website www.bearface.ca. You can also find him on Twitter and Instagram @brfc.

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