Posts Tagged ‘graphics’

Vancouver vs. Melbourne, Australia – graphic identity

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Compare Vancouver’s graphics and logo with Melbourne, Australia’s graphic identity. Any contest?

I am consistently mortified by Vancouver’s recent graphics, especially considering they were launched just before the Olympics and the whole world saw them. They’re suburban if I’m being generous; they’re in the style of feminine hygiene packaging if I’m being honest.

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Nothing happens in good weather

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Great Vancouver public art work titled “Nothing Happens in Good Weather” by the Instant Coffee collective, curated by Barbara Cole of Other Sights. Photos by Kate Armstrong and Kelly Lycan via the Goethe Institut’s Goethe Satellite. I hope this is a permanent installation.

Lieselotte Lehman, Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, Jinhan Ko, Sonja Greigoschewski, Barbara Cole, Jenifer Paparao, Kate Armstrong.

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Never ending…. Tasty chatting

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

That pretty much sums up much of my recent trip to India. Never ending tasty chatting.

Gajali or gajalee (also the name of a famous fish restaurant further up the Maharashtra coast in Mumbai) means  “an informal gathering” in the Malvani & Konkani languages.

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GIVE US YOUR BOAT

Monday, April 12th, 2010

While at art school in Halifax, Nova Scotia, my American friends Paul and Eugene and I lived in a rented seaside house in a nearby fishing village. The day we moved in to our house in Shad Bay we found a framed map of our cove, and it showed a little island across the water from us marked ‘Treasure Island.’ For the next year we tried to get hold of a boat to get over there.

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Mexico Olympics, 1968 – graphics and design

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

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Superb design, a rival to both Montreal and Munich, if not superior to both. Thanks to the Canadian Design Resource for pointing this out.

Lance Wyman was the designer for the graphics for the ’68 Olympics, and did it on a minimal budget.

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2010 Olympics anti-graphics

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Graphic design isn’t usually my focus, but when you’re interested in design and are living amidst the deluge of an impending Olympics in your hometown, the tide of graphics is impossible to ignore. Here’s a small sample of political cartoons and posters that incorporate the various Olympic logos – the standard logo with the five rings, as well as the Vancouver 2010 “Inukshuk” logo.

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