Ben Johnston plays with color, shadow, and perspective to create typography in his site-specific murals.
Ben Johnston is an award winning Creative Director specializing in art direction and custom typography for advertising, murals, installations and events.
WeLiveUpHere is a Non-profit organization based in Sudbury Ontario created around the idea that art can inspire, transform and help build a better community. The Heart of Gold mural was created for the community as a reminder of how special the place where they live is. Sudbury was once the world leader in nickel mining and as an homage to the area, I came up with the phrase ‘City of Nickel, Heart of Gold’. The response was outstanding and a plaque has been installed beside the piece. (via) Ben Johnston
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