MERCURY FILMS                                                                      POSTER+LOGO

MOJO CYCLES                                                                                       LOGO

SAKHOUSE                FAV ICON


MOJO CYCLES                                                                                   LIGHTBOX POSTER



ABSOLUT VODKA                                  PUBLISHED AD

MERCURY FILMS                                                                                             POSTER+

SAKHOUSE LOS ANGELES                                                                      WEBSITE+LOGO

LYNN ROSENBLOOD LOS ANGELES                                                        WEBSITE

THE HUNDRED DOLLAR PORTRAIT                                                                       POSTER








Brown's obsession with design began at an early age in Brighton, England. Collecting stamps, making scrapbooks, delivering London newspapers and magazines, as well as a trip to Paris were all influences. At fifteen — before he had his own camera — he began printing his father’s negatives in a stone basement.


Three years after his first darkroom, he bought a Mamiya 4×5 and studied Ansel Adam’s black-and-white Zone System. In his late teens, Malcolm Brown moved to Canada where his work soon appeared in exhibitions and publications. At twenty, he designed windows on Yonge Street, photographed dancers from the National Ballet and attended art school. He soon after landed positions as designer, then art director, at Citytv/Much-Music in Toronto.


After 5 years in television he went on to art direct and design print magazines and publications which include Adbusters [Vancouver], enRoute/Air Canada [Montreal], I.C.E., Shift, Outpost [Toronto] Raygun [prototype, Los Angeles] and Unlimited [Alberta/BC].

B-side: Brown has been involved in many sports — cycling, football [soccer], kayaking, running marathons, table tennis, and windsurfing. One of his latest obsessions is repurposing old and new garb with his newly acquired sewing machine.

He has won numerous gold and silver Nat-ional Magazine Awards and ADCC awards, as well as a New York Type Directors Club Award for Shift.


As print began to fade, Brown launched into website design, and more recently tablet and mobile. He is skilled in CSS, Dreamweaver, FolioLink, HTML5, Squarespace, Wordpress and the past year he has fully immersed himself in Adobe Muse, Premiere Pro and After Effects. He has also been shooting and editing his own videos during weekends.


During his career, Brown has maintained close ties to the design community: judging National Magazine Awards; mentoring students at The Advertising & Design Club of Canada [ADCC]; sharing his knowledge and expertise through speaking engagements at George Brown College, OCAD University, Ryerson University, AMPA [Calgary] MacEwan University [Alberta] and the University of Toronto.


Brown defines his design aesthetic as bodly minimal and off-kilter, with an emphasis on stark photography and modernist typography.






"Design and photography are always

fighting for top spot, but it’s this vital

friction that keeps things interesting."
















Recent GMD Projects:

GROCERY COFFEE INC [poster design], CDN FILM CENTER [illustrations], BLACK CODE [film poster], VehicleSF/San Francisco [photos], EDWARD BURTYNSKY [website for book+film], MOJO CYCLES [poster+logo], SAKHOUSE LOS ANGELES [website+logo], SOLID DESIGN BUILD [restaurant+bar photos], HELVETLICA [typeface], DEMOCRATS ABROAD [u.s. election night photos], THE HUNDRED DOLLAR PORTRAIT [photographs for an exhibition], COLLECTIVE ARTS BREWING [photo for beer lable series 1]


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