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The Last Agency Standing

The Last Agency Standing

September 24, 2020

In my Linkedin feed, I recently saw a post from Andy Main, Global CEO of WPP agency Ogilvy. The post shared imagery from Ogilvy’s latest campaign for Greenpeace, #cleanairnow. It is stunningly well crafted, visually arresting and disarmingly clear ...

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Sheridan College - Laying The Groundwork for International Success in Sound Editing and Animation Arts and Design

Sheridan College - Laying The Groundwork for International Success in Sound Editing and Animation Arts and Design

September 24, 2020

Canadians were the talk of the town at the Emmys Sunday night. One Canadian that you may not have heard of is Sheridan College’s Craig Henighan. He and his team of Sound Editors, Music Editors and Foley Artists, shared the Emmy for Outstanding Soun ...

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The Conscious Creative

The Conscious Creative

August 28, 2020

Design firms and ad agencies have, with very few exceptions, historically cleaved to what Bruce Mau once called a ‘karaoke existence, always singing someone else’s song, and never saying what (they) think should be said.”  It’s a model of m ...

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Applied Arts Student Awards Winners 2020

Applied Arts Student Awards Winners 2020

August 27, 2020

Image details: Various winners from the 2020 Applied Arts Student Awards. Thank you to all entrants who took the time to enter their school or personal projects. We are SO excited to announce this year's winners. A big round of applause goes out to ...

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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

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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