Meet the Poster Maker: Born in the North

November 30, 2017 | Halifax Crafters Society

It’s always so exciting waiting for the big reveal of the Halifax Crafter’s Society show poster! This season’s design did not disappoint! We are thrilled with the wintery artwork done by talented twin brother duo, Born in the North.

Christopher and Gregory Mitchell are originally from Halifax but are now based out of Toronto. Their body of work is inspired by their Mi’kmaq ancestry and Canadian upbringing. We asked them a little bit about their poster design and process.

How did you feel about being asked to design this year’s poster?

We thought it would be a nice challenge to try to work our style into a poster for a winter event since it’s something we haven’t done before.

What’s your connection to Halifax Crafter’s Society?

We don’t really have any connection to the HCS besides knowing some of the artists from Instagram. We went to the winter market last year for the first time. It was a really cool market!

How did you come up with the design?

We wanted to incorporate a night time theme so that we could play with colour. We chose to do a winter animal so that the poster would read as a winter market event without relying on Santa Claus or Christmas decorations to get the idea across.

Can you walk us through the process?

First, we sketched three ideas. Normally we don’t sketch out ideas beforehand. After that, we drew the owl on paper (which was harder than we thought) and scanned it. Once the owl drawing was on the computer we used a tablet to draw the rest in on photoshop, like the text and stars. After it was all put together we tried mixing accent colours and decided on purple and pink.

We love it guys! Thanks so much for being a part of Halifax Crafters Society Winter show!  Want to see more work from Born in the North? Check out their work on Instagram or website