100 Years of Canadian Design 24x36” print ($80 CAD)
A tribute to a century of Canadian design history and the graphic designers who designed it. Around this designer are a Seripop poster, Honest Ed’s sign, the 1968 Skidoo ad campaign in calendar format, a Kitchener-made Ruspan brochure circa 1952, a Richard Florida buzzterm, CN Railways clock, two litres of No Name brand something-or-other, a call for gender pay equity, studio cat, and the original Littlest Hobo title card. In her desk: Wallpaper, Shift, and Applied Arts mags, a 1955 Eaton’s catalogue, Naomi Klein’s No Logo, a box of “pre-1940s ads, weird racist shit and pro-war posters,” a Northern Electric Baby Champ radio, the ’76 Olympics, Canadian Standards Association, Transcanada Airlines, National Film Board, CBC and Parks Canada logos, Ontario accreditation, a brayer, Lepage’s glue, hot wax paste-up machine, Rush’s 2112, etc. Want more insight on it? Investigate the explainer video on YouTube. Oh, and I deeply regret not including Laurentien-brand pencil crayons. Dimensions include a 1.5" margin. Printed in an open edition, signed and dated on reverse.