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UNDER PRESSURE

UNDER PRESSURE

July 2, 2020

As we look at illustration and photography through the buyer’s lens, we are talking about a client whose world overlaps the vendor’s to a far greater degree than it does the world of the end client. The direct client in this case is an art direct ...

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Georges Haroutiun on the need to celebrate great Canadian work

Georges Haroutiun on the need to celebrate great Canadian work

June 30, 2020

We've just launched our annual Advertising Awards call for entry, and given the debate surrounding this decision, and the changes we've made to this year's awards, as awards manager, I thought I would pre-empt some of the inevitable questions from ...

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Missing the Movies

Missing the Movies

June 25, 2020

After three months of temporary closures, Cineplex is reopening its theatres in all markets where it is permitted by local governments. To build anticipation and remind movie-lovers of the power of shared experiences and storytelling (while still ob ...

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Black Lives and White Lies

Black Lives and White Lies

June 18, 2020

CREDIT: Banksy I had a difficult conversation the other day with a hardcore American alt-right winger. He is a former high school classmate who has reappeared in my life as the result of a gathering of our class in preparation for our high school’ ...

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Winners Gallery

Visual inspiration courtesy of Applied Arts Award winners.

You've got ideas.
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

The first issue of 2020 draws its inspiration from photography and illustration. The editorial theme is one of partnership. Applied Arts columnists delve into the relationship between artists and creative directors. What qualities to look for in a potential partner. What red flags to be aware of. And ultimately, what steps to take if you are the artist looking to form a new partnership. Our cover story, Under Pressure, examines the changing dynamics of agencies since the extinction of the art buyer and the mounting pressures creative directors face while trying to find the ideal creative vendor.

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

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