Graphic Design
Intervew with ALSO Collective: Antonio Lennert and Symon Oliver

Intervew with ALSO Collective: Antonio Lennert and Symon Oliver

Understanding the true root of an issue is a fundamental step in the process of developing appropriate design solutions.  A general obstacle in the progress is an inability for an individual, or an individual practice, to fully realize the complexity of these roots to create a whole resolution due to the limitations of specific disciplines.... continue reading
Interview with Fugitive Glue: Design Field Agents

Interview with Fugitive Glue: Design Field Agents

Industrial Designers, Inventors, Up-Hoarders, Field Agents and Design Fugitives are all titles of merit held by Ryan Wilding and Jano Badovinac, partners of multi-disciplinary design studio Fugitive Glue. Taking experiences from international travel and with an environmental and social cognizance of the manufacturing process, Fugutive Glue operates their studio with a considered approach to the... continue reading
Interview with Trevor Embury of aftermodern.lab

Interview with Trevor Embury of aftermodern.lab

When the training of your craft stems from international sources, it is a difficult process to bring your experience back to a domestic context.  aftermodern.lab, the Toronto and Sao Paulo based design studio, have been challenged to take their wealth of international experience and apply it to a vernacular setting. They have not only confronted... continue reading
Burton Kramer: Behind the Identities

Burton Kramer: Behind the Identities

Burton Kramer is the man behind dozens of symbols and icons of Canadian culture. His bold graphics and use of typography revitalized the design community and have proven to stand the test of time as many of Kramer’s graphics designed throughout a prolific career in Canada spanning over 40 years can still be seen in... continue reading
Allan Fleming: Re-branding the Canadian National Railway

Allan Fleming: Re-branding the Canadian National Railway

The “CN” logo of the Canadian National Railway is an instantly recognizable symbol to almost all Canadians; a symbol that carries as much national pride as the maple leaf itself.  For this month’s feature on Canadian Industry, we pay tribute to Allan Fleming, the man who created an icon that still traverses our country’s rails... continue reading
"The Station Font": An interview with David Vereschagin by Dominion Modern

“The Station Font”: An interview with David Vereschagin by Dominion Modern

Following the last entry on “The Station Font,” we find an interview with David Verschagin by Dominion Modern.  Originally from the plains of Alberta, David moved to Toronto in the 1980’s to establish his own graphic communication firm called Quadrat Communications.  A decade later, David embarks on the adventure to restore “The Subway Font.” Dominion... continue reading
"The Station Font": A look at Toronto Transit Commission's subway typeface

“The Station Font”: A look at Toronto Transit Commission’s subway typeface

Moments before Toronto subway riders shuffle onto crowded cars, they briskly walk down the platform past oversized station titles sandblasted into the tiled walls. While the subway tiles are not exclusive to Toronto, what is unique to the city is the typographic heritage that Toronto has all to itself with what is internally referred to... continue reading