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Charles HIvely: Who's to Judge?

Charles HIvely: Who's to Judge?

January 28, 2020

Charles Hively is Design Director at Artisanal Media LLC, Brooklyn, NY     He's also Principal of HivelyDesigns in Brooklyn, NY. Charles is an award-winning creative director, art director, ad agency founder, graphic designer, sometime copywri ...

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Design Revised

Design Revised

January 24, 2020

“Changes?”, asks James Wilson, founder and principal of Overdrive, a firm which has surfed the leading edge of graphic design practice for the last 30 years. “Hmm. I need to think about that.” I’ve just asked James what he feels are the big ...

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LASN LIGHT

LASN LIGHT

January 23, 2020

Brand iconoclast Kalle Lasn, founder of the radical Adbustersmagazine and master of the spoof ad described his signature image-making technique as a "rerouting [of] spectacular images, environments, ambiences and events to reverse or subvert their me ...

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We're in the Golden Age of the Photo Collage

We're in the Golden Age of the Photo Collage

January 9, 2020

In 2012, John Stezaker won one of the most prestigious awards for any photographer--the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize--and according to reports, the judges had agreed on their winner with "great unanimity.” But that year was differe ...

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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 Winter issue of Applied Arts magazine focuses on the cornerstone of advertising – creativity. Our cover story asks who and what inspires some of the leading Canadian Creative Directors while our columnists delve deeper into what it means to be a "creative", how to be creative in the face of austerity and what creative tools and assets can an agency offer that can't be obtained through in-housing.

Our most popular issue of the year offers over 115 pages of creative inspiration from industry-leading advertising agencies. The SickKids VS campaign, which transformed the category of giving, was created by Cossette and is featured on this cover.

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

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