New shirt graphic for BG/Bastion Grey. 'The Winner.'



BG/Bastion Grey is releasing the shirt I did for them on December 16th at Sharks And Hammers in Vancouver. Swing by for some Holiday beers and bullshit.



COMFORTING SKIN: The Movie.
Just finished the poster artwork for the film COMFORTING SKIN. The illustration is a portrait of the lead character Koffie played by actress Victoria Bidwell. Please check out the film's website for more information as it is appearing at the Vancouver International Film Festival. I'm very pleased to be connected to this film. Have a look at the trailer.



COLOR magazine 9.3/Portrait of John Wiese.

John Wiese.

...and the credits page. A random ink drawing taken from my sketchbook.


Kitsch Skateboards.



Teamed up once again with my pals at Kitsch Skateboards. The Travel man and Aquatic man are available here. Video of me working on them here.



Fiat 500 X Ben Tour.



For the launch of the Fiat 500 in Canada, several artists from across the country were commissioned to create paintings for the brand. The only catch- it had to be painted live in a nightclub. I was chosen for the two nights in Vancouver. Thanks to Pat for the hook-up.



Ramones. Color magazine 9.2

My portrait of the Ramones for Color Mag 9.2


At Lunchtime: A Love Story.



I got the green light to show some still shots from the BRAVO!FACT short film I worked on in Vancouver earlier this year. My friend Brad Dryborough developed and Directed At Lunchtime: A Love Story. I was asked to create the outside world of the film, which takes place inside a city bus. My 100+ foot moving city scape back drops were painted on giant sheets of cardboard. Many thanks to the actors and everyone involved including Brad and Production Designer Scott Moulton. I will update here and on Twitter when the film will be viewable online and on the Tele.



Ben Tour X Color magazine X NDG.


I recently traveled to the beautiful city of Montreal for the Color magazine 9.1 release party at NDG skatepark. A big thank you to Color magazine for the trip.


Shoe Shine 2011.
I was asked to participate in the 2011 Shoe Shine Show in Denver; presented by Nike Snowboarding. All the artists in the show were given a pair of Nike Zoom Force 1 snowboard boots to use as a canvas. I titled my boots 'Mommy & Daddy'.
The Shoe Shine poster was created by Casey Burns.




'The Beautiful: Illustrations for Fashion and Style'.


My work has been included in 'The Beautiful: Illustrations for Fashion and Style'. The book features some of my favourite Illustrators and is published by Gestalten.



LIVESTOCK x BEN TOUR Part 2.
Thank you to LIVESTOCK and everyone that hung out while I painted each of the stores. Video here and Print here.






Photos by Kenta Goto and Chris Bone.




I'm collaborating once again with my good friends at LIVESTOCK here in Vancouver. Stop by each of the shops to see the painted installs and the new line of 4 LIVESTOCK x BEN TOUR Part 2 T-shirts, which tile together to make 1 image. There is also a signed and numbered Limited-Edition hand-pulled Screen Print which I individually imbellished. Everything goes live on Saturday Dec 4th, 2010.






111 Minna Group Show. I'm in there.




Gordini Goggle update. Take a look at this digital render of 1 of the 3 Gordini X Ben Tour Snowboard goggles. Samples will be at Trade Shows this January and available in stores next fall.




Just did some amusing graphics for Lifetime Collective's upcoming Holiday season. A study of 3 of my favourite beers-entitled 'Studio Beers'. A hidden screen on the inside of the shirts describes my process and why i chose these 3 specifically.








Ben Tour X Burton - Restricted Hate Snowboard. Finally my collab with Burton is available for the 2010/2011 Season. The image for this graphic was taken from a mural I painted at Pursuit Gallery in Burton's Hometown of Burlington, Vermont.



These Gordini X Ben Tour GASP snowboard goggles are not available until Fall 2011. I'll keep you posted.




Ben Tour/Absolut Vancouver 2010. from Ben Tour on Vimeo.


This is the very short film edit of the creation of a bottle sculpture i made for Absolut Vodka to support their Absolut Vancouver campaign which took place in early 2010.
This video was never used in a commercial sense or officially shown to anyone (to my knowledge).
Music by Marlin Calrizio. Above is the first initial sketch i made for this project.




Hello all and welcome to the new home of The Tour Show.com The official website of artist and illustrator Ben Tour. Many thanks to Daniel Curtis for my new logo design. Email and say hello mistertour@gmail.com