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Face Up to Face Wash

Face Up to Face Wash

May 12, 2021

We’ve all had a parent or caretaker tell us to “wash behind our ears,” but have you ever, Gatsby-like, have a billboard speak directly to you, specifically your hygienic habits? Well, certain dwellers of apartment complexes in the GTA have than ...

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Taking the Pulse of 2021 Young Blood Award Winners

Taking the Pulse of 2021 Young Blood Award Winners

May 11, 2021

Paul Twa, 2020 YEAR IN REVIEW, Young Blood Illustration Single, 2021 Illustration Awards winner.  Paul Twa is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Edmonton, Alberta and 2021 Illustration Award winner in the Young Blood category his piec ...

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iClean

iClean

May 11, 2021

As we save our 1000th file to our desktop labeled .v1_v2_v3.5_final.FINAL_FINAL.psd we can relate to this new campaign by TBWA\Helsinki for CleanMyMac. The campaign portrays the worst possible scenarios for your Mac to be bogged down by unused bit ...

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Sweet to be Salty

Sweet to be Salty

May 10, 2021

Vancouver-based creative agency Pendo wanted to promote the value of disruptive creative and make their clients smile, a tough task in this unprecedented™ year, and rather than let their pent up emotions disappear like tears in rain they produced ...

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Winners Gallery

Visual inspiration courtesy of Applied Arts Award winners.

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Now get them noticed.

The Applied Arts Awards competition is an international recognition of creative excellence with a history of more than 25 years. Applied Arts is Canada's leading voice for visual communicators, so being published as a winner is your best opportunity to promote your work across Canada and beyond.

The Applied Arts Awards are the only competition in Canada that not only recognizes the creative work of professionals across the visual communications sector, but also establishes the industry standard in the photography, illustration, design, advertising and interactive disciplines.

Current Issue

Applied Arts is serving up 200+ pages of inspiration! The new issue is a double award's annual combining the winners from our 2020 Design & Student Awards competitions.

This issue continues our over-arching theme of 2020 'through the eyes of the client'. Our editorial contributors examine relationships - what characteristics are critical to developing a successful client-designer relationship and how that relationship can dictate the creative work.

For more information about the issue or to pick-up a copy Applied Arts today at select retailers, click below.

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