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#072 – Ben Johnston

This week we sit down with Ben Johnston, Muralist and Designer based in Toronto, Canada. We talk with him about the design competitions he enters, and how they are a great way for him to acquire more commercial work. We talk about the process he uses when completing his murals and the clean style incorporated with his pieces. Ben also gives great insight on his move to Toronto, and how it was very beneficial for his career.

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Ben Johnston


Ben Johnston is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer using custom typography for murals, advertising and public art, and consistently pushing the envelope in his field. He has received numerous awards from the Type Directors Club and was selected as one of the 2019 TDC Ascenders. Raised in Cape Town, South Africa, he is currently based in Toronto, Canada. He creates large-scale murals for corporate clients and NGOs in places such as San Francisco, Serbia, Hawaii and India. His fine art pieces appear in exhibitions internationally and he speaks and paints live at numerous conferences. Whether executing a mural in a remote part of India or an animated artwork for an NFT auction, he aims to find a unique approach, drawing on inspirations from his travels.


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