Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Reactor Studios

About a week ago I had an informal field trip with one of my classes to Reactor Studios, located in downtown Toronto.

I'll admit, I didn't have very high expectations for the trip. The studio is only a ten minute walk from my university and my prof is the one that runs the agency, but I guess he thought it would be a good experience for us to go and see a studio in person.

I haven't really be interested in the class (I'm never interested in Visual Culture studies) but I was pleasantly surprised by the event. The place was really interesting, and my prof's agency had all these old illustration originals that dated back to the 1970s.

There was a print shop behind the studio, and we got to tour it as part of impromptu trip. I've never seen a printing press, and I was more interested in that than I was by the studio itself.  I love machinery and watching things being made.

Towards the front of the studio they had a bunch of old machines that I took to instantly: with all the gadgets and levers and gears it was like walking into Steampunk city. The entire thing was fascinating.

School's ended for the semester, so I'll finally have time to scan all my projects and post them online. I'm going to try and get back into regular blogging over the holidays. I've been slacking off since Canzine, and it's a habit I need to break.

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