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Love Lives in Diversity

Love Lives in Diversity

July 24, 2020

Jean Tran is the co-founder of award-winning design agency Monarque. Élysée Lang is a freelance photographer specialising in beauty and wedding photography. JÉ  (as in “Je t’aime”) is an amalgam of the couple’s initials and a reflection o ...

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For the Good of All

For the Good of All

July 21, 2020

The Coronavirus has certainly knocked industry off its feet. Once fluid revenue streams have slowed to a trickle. Businesses struggle with how to reopen. And wherever they have, we’re seeing a vigorous resurgence of cases. This is going to be a ve ...

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ABC Stay Home with Me

ABC Stay Home with Me

July 13, 2020

CHildren's book ABC Stay Home with Me was designed for parents to read to their kids during the global pandemic. If that sounds daunting - it's not. The delightful ABC Stay Home with Me is proof that you can find love, laughter and adventure wh ...

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SHOULDERS TO STAND ON

SHOULDERS TO STAND ON

July 8, 2020

It was Winston Churchill who said, “Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.” Churchill was of course referring to the repetition of history’s mistakes, not its better moments. Wonder what he would have said about advert ...

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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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