Christopher Jessop is a designer and artist from Toronto, ON Canada. Currently working as a Senior Designer @ blokdesign.

This site holds some of my fave projects and pieces, to view a wider range of work, feel free to check out my instagram feed or blokdesign.com.

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MOCA: GTA 21

Curated by Daisy Desrosiers, Rui Mateus Amaral and November Paynter, Greater Toronto Art 2021 (GTA21), brings together twenty-one of the most energizing artists and art collectives working in Toronto and asks each one of them to consider, “What is urgent to you today?”.

We were invited by the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA) to design the exhibition identity, environmental graphics and printed publication of this large scale exhibition and new triennial. Rooted in the profound belief of remembering, storytelling, questioning, resisting, celebrating and making, this identity had to honour the re-imagining of a city and the artists working in it.

Created @ blokdesign

Paperback
416 pages

October 08 2021




Sketchbooks

On going project of working with vintage transparent avery stickers and moleskin sketchbooks to create grapic compositons using various language and visual research picked up from day to day life.

Moleskin Sketchbooks
Transparent Avery Label Sheets
Since 2019




ORIGEN MÉXICO

This book originates from the most profound love of land and identity. It is a convergence of talents, passions, thoughts, textures, flavours, creative forces, and unique sensibilities with an innate character, inherited from the indigenous cultures that have formed and illuminated Mexican culture.

From the materiality of carbon paper—the nearly discarded—to the impossibility of a typeface that has yet to be launched, ORIGEN MÉXICO reaches across time and space to deliver narratives that are multiple, rich, and authentic. This book honours the inherent beauty of the country and gives immense gratitude to those who have moved us to see further and deeper. All of the profits from the book support accessible education in Mexico.

Created @ blokdesign

Paperback
Reversable Dust Jacket Cover
560 pages

October 24 2019




Dogs

Series of paintings and illustrations featuring graphic representations of a dog

Acrylic on Canvas
Digital
Laser Print
Pencil
Since 2020




Alberto Kalach: Obra

The book, Alberto Kalach Taller de Arquitectura X, is an expansive compendium of 40 years of thoughtful and compelling architecture. Alberto’s work has focused on both private and public projects, ranging from chapels and houses to large-scale urban plans. This book brings together more than 150 projects organized into six chapters or typologies —ships, dwellings, houses and gardens, towers, ensembles and roofs— that show a universe of explorations around architecture and the city.

This book celebrates the dialogue between simplicity, texture, light and the creative process itself. Designed with clarity and rawness as an invitation to participate and explore both the architecture and the profound thinking imminent in every project. It is a dance between time, space and geometry, and the infinite creative pursuit.

Created @ blokdesign

Paperback
448 pages
July 07 2022




Nienkämper

Nienkämper is a furniture company that has pursued the highest ideals in design and manufacturing since the 1960’s. It has collaborated with some of the most prominent architects and designers such as Frank Gehry and Karim Rashid among many others. After a long standing working relationship, we were invited to redesign Nienkämper’s identity system to align itself with the shifts in society and workplace as well as their new vision for the future. Grounded in the company’s values and spirit, we evolved the identity balancing its legacy in design and sense of place with a renewed context for a new generation.

Created @ blokdesign

September 28 2022




MOCA: Thomas Demand House of Card

Thomas Demand’s exhibition HOUSE OF CARD at MOCA, refers to the precariousness of Demand's practice as a builder. Whereas architecture generally equates with permanence, Demand prefers to explore the limits of the ephemeral. Our approach to the exhibition's materials was an honouring of the role of architecture in Demand’s work. Exploring one singular large format piece, that through the process of construction and deconstruction could transform both content and form.

Created @ blokdesign

Exhibition Identity
Poster / Brochure

September 28 2022




Still Alive

Risograph typographic poster “Still Alive”. Conceptually serving as a reminder to always be present and mindful, now during the 2020 quarantine, this design and sentiment seems all the more relevant.

Risograph Print
w/ Screenprinted Kraft Bag
May 01 2019




4YE Newsprint Durag

Distorted typographic durag released with 4YE’s 2020 Holdiay collection. Features the tagline “for the community” expressing 4YE’s continued focus on building community through connection and collaboration.

*Featured in the Roy Woods video “Shot Again”

Satin-Polyester Durag w/
Contrasted Stitching
Exposed Seams
Elongated Strings
December 12 2019




Selfish Archive: Poster Series

An exercise in relinquishing control over digital graphic expression. Poster series made in collaboration with an old, busted Epson. Overprinting onto a mixture of white and green-lined office paper, the Epson would sometimes stop printing in turn creating interesting cuts in the compositions.

Featuring a collection of symbols, typography and iconography pulled from various forms of visual research. Starting as a small project to stay concious and aware of communication in the present has bloomed outward, sparking an art practice for myself to work with (as well as within) these bounds.

8.5” x 11” Overprints
Mixture of White and Green-lined Office Paper
Printed on an old Epson
September 21 2019




Dust by Baby Blue

Creative Direction + Music Production for “Dust” by Toronto musician, Baby Blue. Streaming on Spotify or Apple music now.

Cover Art
Photoshoot
Instagram AR Face Filter
Instrumental Production
February 02 2020




Think8 Global Institute

The Think8 Global Institute (T8G) trains individuals and organizations to fully understand their True Worth and with it create the New Possible for themselves, society and a world in need.

We designed an identity and custom typography that would reflect T8G’s divergent thinking and unique approach. Additionally we created a multipurpose piece, a publication/poster, mirroring their acute approach and fluidity of thought.

Created @ blokdesign
September 11 2019




W CC / Women’s Creative Collective

Women’s Creative Collective is an inclusive space for women with diverse voices to come together in order to share, reclaim, expand and challenge ideas and experiences that will enrich our uniqueness, our communities and cross borders.

The design draws from this core, finding the space in an intentional expression of opportunities to come and multiplicity of voices in a constant state of becoming through geometric shapes that build new combinations and a logo equipped for expansiveness.

Created @ blokdesign
April 17 2019




MAMC / Making Art Making Change

An organization that fosters an empathetic safe space, empowering people through art to affect positive change in their communities.

The identity reflects MAMC's dynamic and exploratory spirit which lies at the core of their process and purpose.

Created @ blokdesign
November 29 2018