Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Toronto boasts some of the most talented visual artists Ontario has to offer. Now that the weather is getting sunny what better way to spend an evening or afternoon than walking around and seeing the wonderful sights of our lovely city.
That said, one of our talented local artists Rea Kelly has a handful of different exhibits that she is a part of this year and I encourage you to go and see what all the fuss is about.
Rea's upcoming shows inlcude; Riverdale Art Walk (June 1,2), Art 2555 (June 8), Sidestreet Gallery (August), Cabbagetown show (Sept), Queen West Art Crawl (Sept 21/22).
She's been working on a lot of great new pieces like the one posted above that I'm sure you'll enjoy!
Monday, May 13, 2013
Check out the article published this morning under the "signings" sections here.
There's a special photo that accompanies the article that I think you'll find most captivating.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Saturday, June 8th kicks off Arts & Crafts 10th year anniversary and to celebrate they've coordinated a stellar lineup of musicians at Fort York and Garrison Common.
Lineup includes A&C featured artists Feist, Bloc Party, Hayden, Timber Timbre, Trust, Ra Ra Riot, Cold Specks, Zeus, Jason Collett, The Darcys, Gold & Youth, and Still Life Still.
Tickets are going fast so head on over to http://fieldtriplife.com for ticket information and other details.
To celebrate we're giving away a copy of The Darcys 7-inch vinyl "House Built Around Your Voice Edmonton to Purgatory". Like this post and you'll be entered into a draw to win! One lucky winner will be selected and announced by end of day June 7th.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Last year we gave the front end of our website a groovy new facelift and we were thrilled to get an honourarium for 17th Annual Webby Awards for Best Home/Welcome Page & Best Visual Design - Aesthetic against 11,000 entries internationally!
One of the components of the site we really wanted to revamp was our employee bio section. We really wanted this section to stand out against the grain and showcase the amazing team we have here at the studio. So, we brought Sam Chou of Style5 Animation on board to take it to a whole new level.
Sam created a unique and personalized animated gif for each employee profile and we couldn't be happier with the results!
If you haven't viewed these kick ass rotoscopes head on over to our site www.ta2music.com to check them out.
You will most definitely dig!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Photo credit: Markus Tretter
I encourage you to go and check out this creative exhibit while it lasts!
Monday, May 6, 2013
This is a great read on teaching children how to improvise. Take a moment and let us know what you think of the approach.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Clive Desmond is a popular director with over 1265 years of experience.
His style, though modern, often tips its hat to the best of the
mid-century. He is the recipient of millions of awards including the
Gold Lion, Gold Clios as well as at least 300,000 plaques and statues
from London Radio Awards, One Show, Hollywood TV Festival, Romanian Ad
Festival, Vermont Festival for Local Radio, Biloxi Live Television
Advertising Awards, Hungarian Creativity Awards, TVB, Portuguese Point
of Purchase and Poster Festival in addition to many others. He lived
and worked in Gotham City for 5 years under the patronage of McCaffrey
McCall, Y & R, No Soap Radio and toiled for clients Mercedes Benz
USA, Air Canada, ABC Television and many others. He produced two audio
books for Harper Collins - Thin Ice by The New yorker Magazine
curmudgeon illustrator Bruce McCall and The Pinkerton Papers by David
Luchuk. His production employment record includes the amazing and
thought provoking Louder Music and Sound Design, the often eccentric
Silent Joe, and the legendary house of analogue, Morgan Earl Sounds.
His catalogue of clients include TBWA, Cossette, Leo Burnett, Y & R,
Naked Creative, Reason and Partners, DDB, BBDO Sterling Cooper and many
more. He has directed 275,000 celebrity voice-overs none of whom did
he befriend or try to sleep with. Additionally, Mr. Desmond is a
composer of light pop music, playing electric bass, piano, guitar and
mountain dulcimer. His voice and likeness are represented by Paul Smith
of ETM and he can be heard on hundreds of thousands of commercials!
his hobbies include drapery and window shades. His stance of the hour
is "If you don't think it's beautiful or useful, it shouldn't be in your
home or mine." And finally his new pose at Tattoo Sound + Music are
some of his oldest and closest personal friends and peers, without whom
he would have never had made it this far or have experienced such
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Clive to the TA2 family!
Monday, April 29, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Recently we completed some renovations at the studio and if you've been by lately you may be wondering "what's with all the wood kicking about on the wall in Studio 1?".
Well, the three attractive panels mounted on the wall actually act as acoustic diffusers. Designed by Canada's own Olga Oreshyna, the panels are made entirely out of wood with an iregular pattern to scatter the sound waves thoroughly, thus, functioning as diffusers.
Olga's panels are not only acoustically effective for sound absorption they bring a creative and earthy touch to our space.
Come drop by and check them out!
Monday, April 22, 2013
Photo credit: Jesse Milns
There's a great new restaurant that has recently opened on the west side of town with a rock and roll themed space.
Head on over 638 Queen St. West and get the skinny on how Toronto's getting "All Shook Up"!
Check out BlogTO's article as well here.
Let us know what you think.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Little Jayden was recently diagnosed with a disease called MDS which will likely develop into AML Leukaemia. In order to survive, Jayden will need to desperately find a stem cell/bone marrow match in the coming weeks.
There will be two locations for the Toronto Stem Cell/bone marrow Drive:
1) BIALIK HEBREW DAY SCHOOL - 2760 BATHURST STREET, TORONTO
2) AISH THORNHILL COMMUNITY SHUL - 949 CLARK AVENUE WEST, THORNHILL
If you are between the ages of 17-50 you can register. All that is required is a simple cheek swab in order to see if you could be a match. For more information please visit: http://www.cureforjayden.ca/ or follow on twitter @Cureforjayden
We are reaching out to ask for your help. The Stem Cell Donation Drive is this Sunday and as such we are asking everyone to go and get swabbed.
Please share this with your contacts to help find a match for Jayden!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Last night we were thrilled to host a listening party to showcase an acoustic set from the talented female duo "Heathers".
Siblings Louise and Ellie Macnamara gained international recognition from their debut album Here, Not There released in 2010. Today marks the landmark of the 2013 album release, Kingdom. Go to iTunes and check out their single "Forget Me Knots" here.
They had the chance to perform at the pre-Academy Awards event "Oscar Wilde: Honoring the Irish in Film, held at Bad Robot Productions in LA & have secured various music placements in television such as 90210.
Heathers, hailing from Dublin, Ireland did a kick ass job at the showcase showing off their solid harmonies and tightly woven abstract guitar skills.
Big shout outs to Sony Music for getting in touch with us! Everyone had a great time!
If we've peaked your interest they will be playing at the Supermarket this Wednesday evening.
Stay tuned for an audible treat from the event dropping soon.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Nominees and Honorees of the 17th Annual Webby Awards have been announced today and we're pleased to note that we've been selected as an Official Honoree in the Best Home/Welcome Page category as well as an Official Honoree in the Best Visual Design category!
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences has acknowledged outstanding entries as Official Honorees, alongside the Official Nominees. A total of 11,000 entries were recieved from 50 US states as well as over 60 countries. The Official Honoree distinction is awarded to the top 15% of all work entered.
Special thanks to Derek Blais for overseeing the creative process and Joel Lee for his exceptional design skills!
For more information on the Official Honorees and Nominees click here.
We're thrilled to be an industry leader alongside the web's best and brightest!
Head on over to www.ta2music.com to see what all the buzz is about.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Above is the latest and greatest spot that we just wrapped with the talented team at BBDO for Mountain Dew!
It introduces four new flavours that are coming to Canada but only one will survive. Consumer votes dictate which one will stay. Vote for your fav flav and you could win $50, 000 + a part of the prize.
Which one will you choose? Code Red? White Out? Voltage? Super Nova?
Head over to dewmocracy.ca to place your vote!
Producer: Beatrice Bodough
Art Director: Craig Brandon
Copywriter: Johnny Pavacic
Tattoo Sound + Music: Original Music
Tattoo Sound + Music: SFX
Audio Director: Steve Gadsden
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Working in the east end boasts endless options for tasty lunch spots and niche boutiques.
Rasher's is a fairly new gourmet bacon sandwich shop just up the street from us and is without a doubt one of our fav spots to hit up.
They recently came up with a very clever digital contest. Did you ever think you'd see our wonderful city etched out as a pig? Well now you can. Rasher's is offering a 30% discount off of six varieties of sandwich's (yes, they do offer a vegetarian grilled cheese which is included in the promotion too). The campaign reaches out to runners and cyclists across the city who can record their progress on a smartphone exercise app. The challenge you ask? Run a course through the streets of the city in the form of a pig and receive a discounted sandwich!
To find out more about the promo check out The Toronto Star's full article here.
Head on over to their Facebook page here. We're sure you're bound to "like"!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Recently we worked on this fun campaign with Douge and Serge for Mucho Burrito.
The campaign targets 18-49 year olds and showcases a variety of new taco choices; fiery chicken chorizo fiesta, guacagilled pineapple cornita and mango rib tango tacos.
Tune in to hear the radio we worked on at 102.1 The Edge & CHUM FM!
You can check out the write up in Strategy Magazine here.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
We're loving these designs by Toronto's own Mikey Richardson!
Head on over to to links below to see more of his fantastic work.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Industry professionals share their advice and experience on getting your foot in the door of an ever changing and competitive industry.