Moraine Lake, Canada

Edition of 20

Located just 14 kilometres outside the village of Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Moraine Lake is a glacially fed lake around 120 acres in size. It's most famous view from The Rockpile Trail is known locally as the "Twenty Dollar" view, as the lake was featured on the reverse side of the Canadian twenty dollar bill during the sixties and seventies. Being glacially fed, the lake contains a high level of rock flour which gives the lake its distinctive bright blue shade. Its still, mirror-like surface beautifully reflects the Valley of the Ten Peaks that stretch out above the lake, creating one of the most famous viewpoints in the world.

  • Banff National Park
  • Alberta
  • 51° 19' 12" N 116° 11' 04" W
  • 1,884 metres
  • 6,181 feet

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"Restraint is key when creating each 5834 piece. I have revised and reduced the approach to the point where further subtraction would render the image totally unrecognisable. For me it's about achieving absolute minimalism without loss of clarity.

Each artwork is constructed one dot at a time on a painstakingly precise grid. At this level of minimalism anything less would be a half measure."

- Aaron Howes | Creator

Halftone is a reprographic technique first patented by William Fox Talbot in 1852, but it wasn't until 1882 that the German Georg Meisenbach patented a commercially viable halftone process. The technique simulates continuous tone through the use of dots, varying either in size or spacing, and generating a gradient effect.

Having worked in the print industry for the last decade, designer Aaron Howes became fascinated with halftone printing techniques and the unique aesthetic it creates. A fan of the minimalism art movement, Aaron wanted to find a way to reduce imagery to its geometric core, whilst still retaining the subject's form. Using halftone as a jump off point, he painstakingly developed a technique over several years, settling on the accurate count of five thousand eight hundred and thirty four dots as the point where images begin to lose their visual clarity.

Aaron has created two editions of posters using his technique so far; 'Places' and 'Faces'. 'Places' charts some of the locations Aaron has visited in recent years and has been a unique way for him to capture memories from his travels. 'Faces' pays tribute to some of Aaron's heroes and forms a great companion series to the earlier works, presenting a whole new direction for the project to move into.

Whilst continuing to work on additions to each series, Aaron is also on the hunt for commission pieces to expand the collection further, and is excited to see what else 5834 dots can reveal.

Contact Aaron to discuss your ideas.


Very Limited
Editions of 20

Every piece is numbered by hand and strictly limited to an edition of just twenty of each available colour way.


High Spec

Expertly printed in the United Kingdom at A3 size (297mm x 420mm) on stunning 270gsm Colorplan uncoated paper.



All prints are carefully packed into robust triangular postal tubes to ensure they reach you undamaged and in peak condition.

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