Tompalski’s Afghan paintings featured on page 110 of Preston Catalogue No. 09
Publisher/founder Cu Preston Van Ha features Tompalski’s Afghan paintings on page 110 of Cuative & Co published Preston Catalogue Number 9.
Cu Van Ha has over 15 years of experience in print and digital publishing, new media/marketing, design & communications, visual branding, social media marketing and online broadcasting. Cu launched Preston Catalogue, his most successful publication. It is an upscale, fine arts, fashion, dining & design catalogue published in a glamorous & large print glossy format. Preston Catalogue is distributed through Chapters & independent magazine retailers across the country. Cu Van Ha’s media network business, Cuative, also produces online and print magazines plus custom catalogues for condo developers and builders, fashion designers, artists, designers, furniture brands and retailers, plus healthy living and fitness lifestyle with co-founder Jessica Kerzner on Total Fit Magazine.
Thursday Q&A with Cu Van Ha published February 28, 2013 in the Ottawa Citizen
Cu Van Ha founded Mirror Magazine at the age of 22, and later, Preston Catalogue. These days he publishes additional magazines and catalogues for other clients. He was born in Vietnam and moved to Canada at the age of two, when his family settled in Niagara Falls. He studied design and media at Carleton University’s School of Architecture. Van Ha answered our many questions.
OCS: Who are your style icons? CVH: Robert Redford
OCS: Whom would you invite for dinner if you could choose anyone in the world? CVH: Cindy Crawford
OCS: What’s your earliest memory? CVH: On a boat in Vietnam with my dad and sister
OCS: Proudest moments? CVH: Holding the first magazine I ever published in my hands and seeing it come off the printing press.
OCS: Describe a perfect day off (it can be anywhere in the world). CVH: Relaxing on a boat in Vietnam near the village where I was born.
OCS: Favourite visual artist, living or dead? CVH: M.C. Escher