Midnight Oil Print & Design House




Idle hands are the devils playthings.

Midnight Oil is a specialty print and design shop located in the heart of Halifax's North End community. We offer a wide range of graphic design and illustration services, letterpress, giclée, and screen printing, as well as various bindery services. Although a production-oriented shop, we approach the print and design processes with an artists mindset. Print and design are artforms after all, and when treated and embraced as such the results are nothing short of art. Every detail that goes into what we produce is painstakingly considered. Every decision that's made is made for a damn good reason.The impression of every letter into paper, the feeling of ink on every garment, we strive to produce a product that causes a reaction. We're passionately a hands-on shop, and will treat your project with the care and attention it deserves.


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ALex macaskill - owner/printer-designer

Alex started printing and designing 10 years ago they way many printers get started, creating posters and shirts for his grade school band. The interest developed from there, and he went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. From there Alex accepted a position at Hatch Show Print in Nashville, Tennessee. There he created posters out of 130+ year old type and images for country musics greatest. In 2017 he returned to his Halifax to open Midnight Oil.

When not at the shop Alex can be found driving around with his fiancée, playing in his two-piece garage rock band, Dregs, or consistently hitting singles on the Midnight Oil Burners softball team.


lexi - employee of the month every month

Although you won't find Lexi at our Gottingen St. location, he runs a satellite office out of his home a few blocks away. Meetings by appointment only, but if you're lucky you may see him catching some sun in his window.