Posts Tagged ‘Quebec’

Godspeed You! Black Emperor are back

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Finally, a new album after ten years. Seems it’s only available on their tour merch tables right now. Beautiful album design, including the following:

More Godspeed You! graphics here

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“They’d go to the opera, get inbred, poison each other, and send for someone like Poirot to sort it out.”

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Students protests in Montreal, Canada, over Quebec’s plans to raise tuition fees. Photograph: Rogerio Barbosa/AFP/Getty Images

Via The Guardian’s article “Quebec student protests mark ‘Maple spring’ in Canada: A revolt against a government tuition fee hike is growing into Occupy-inspired dissent against austerity and inequality”. The article, unlike many in the Canadian press, actually bothers to analyse what’s happening in Montreal.

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Aquaovo water filters from Quebec

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Aquaovo‘s Ovopur is a Quebec-designed water filter that won an Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year Award in 2009. Apart from the oddity of water pouring out of an egg, especially a black one, it seems interesting. I became interested in water filter/coolers after being reminded of the traditional Indian water cooler, the matka, by a post on Indian By Design.

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Log Driver’s Waltz and The Big Snit on your iPhone

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Almost everyone in Canada knows this animation from the National Film Board of Canada. It’s by John Weldon, 1979, with music by The McGarrigle sisters. The NFB has always been a brilliant organization, and now they’re offering Canadian films and animations for free in their iPhone app. Watch this and The Big Snit on your phone.

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Sial ceramic vase, Quebec 1970s

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

From the Canadian Design Resource. Late 70s Quebec vase from the Sial company.

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