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  • Just a little love note to Adobe Illustrator

    Adobe Illustrator, well dear, we’ve come a long way! Wow! I can’t believe it’s been almost 16 years, you and I, my dear Illy. I just wanted to share this great video…

  • Why are terrible logos, identities so prevalent in the trades, construction industry?

    During my commute to work today I observed a string of construction related company vehicles with categorically dreadful logos. I will refer to them as the “trades industry”. This is nothing new,…

  • Great typeface found in the wild

    I was perusing the fine items at the superb Vancouver Store,  Old Faithful Shop. I happened across this book: http://shop.gestalten.com/books/rock-the-shack.html  I was instantly taken by the typeface used on the cover and…

  • Leading Graphic Design City : Hello Minneapolis?

    Alright, I’m Canadian and I already know Toronto is essentially our country’s hotbed city for Graphic Design employment. Truth be told , I’ve always had dreams of working in the U.S as…

  • Parking Sign – Urban Intervention Project

    Designer Nikki Sylianteng  has an interesting urban intervention project in process. A visual approach to the often cryptic parking signage found in larger cities. The images of the signage on her project…

  • Resist change long enough…on trend!

    The other day, I visited the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria B.C. I was walking through the Natural History Gallery which retains original display design from, my best guess, roughly the…

  • New favourite podcast!

    Admittedly,  I have become somewhat of a podcast junky and this has led to a rather large backlog of podcasts to listen to. The upside of all this is… I’ve become really picky when…