For over 30 years, Applied Arts Media has been the go-to destination for creative advice, insight and inspiration. The Applied Arts Awards celebrate innovative creativity, and capture the current visualarts landscape in Canada and beyond.

Inspiration

A Salute to Burton Kramer, Canada's Pioneer of Modernism.

A Salute to Burton Kramer, Canada's Pioneer of Modernism.

August 15, 2019

Burton Kramer is a pioneer of Modernism in Canadian Graphic Design. He is best known for his iconic design of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation logo and corporate identity program in 1974 and his work for Expo ’67.   From 1967-2001, he w ...

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AA Judge Nick Asik  on Creative Canadiana and Next Gen Talent

AA Judge Nick Asik on Creative Canadiana and Next Gen Talent

August 8, 2019

AA Judge Nick Asik is the creative director at WAX partnership incorporated in Calgary Nick’s career has spanned North America, working for agencies in Toronto, Calgary, Los Angeles and New York. He’s leant his creativity to brands like Audi, Co ...

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All about AA Judge Brent Choi

All about AA Judge Brent Choi

August 1, 2019

AA Judge Brent Choi, CEO & CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, DDB Canada Toronto As a ‘creative’ guy, for years Brent hid the fact he had graduated from one of Canada’s most prestigious business schools. And that he used to be an account executive. A ...

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2019 Student Awards Winners Announcement

2019 Student Awards Winners Announcement

July 25, 2019

A big thank you to all the entrants who took the time to submit their best work. It’s an exciting endeavour for our judges to make their way through the incredible offerings from talented students around the world.  Thank you, judges, for your ti ...

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Winners Gallery

Visual inspiration courtesy of Applied Arts Award winners.

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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 Summer issue of Applied Arts magazine Will Novosedlik and his editorial team examines the evolution of prevailing design. How is design being re-defined in response to the burgeoning technological landscape, increased competition, the broadening of skills sets and a fundamental shift in perceived value?

Readers get a first look at the 2019 Design Awards winners, including cover design from Washington D.C.'s Design Army campaign for the Hong Kong Ballet, this issues cover art.

For more information or to pick-up your copy of the Applied Arts Summer issue today at select retailers.

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