Canada Turns 150

(Editor’s Note: This article was written by Ibraheem Youssef)

Recently, CBC.ca published an article showcasing and exploring five logos currently in development by the Federal Government for the country’s 150th anniversary, via a report prepared for the Department of Canadian Heritage.

As a Graphic designer that has been working in the field of design for 14 years, I was appalled by the quality and standard of the designs being presented. That sentiment was also shared by many other Designers like myself.

As cries of protest and disgust started to fill the digital airwaves via Facebook and twitter, I decided to do something about it. I went forth and contacted a group of esteemed, professional and award winning Graphic Designers and Art Directors and challenged them to create something better than what is currently being circulated in the media.

I created the website, the150logo.ca that is the collective culmination of our efforts. The whole purpose of this activity is to prove that good design does exist in Canada, and as Canadian designers we believe that Canada deserves better than what is being offered.

After launching the site on Tuesday, December 10th, I have received overwhelming support and desire from designers who just came across this, to participate.

Therefore, there will be a 2nd wave of logos added to the website on Monday, December 16th, please visit again 9am (EST) to see a plethora of new logo treatments from Canadian designers.

Below are some of the logos from the first wave of designs from this project. To see all of the designs and who created them, click here.

DominicAyre JonMutch TheoGibson AndrewPasses KammySingh IbraheemYoussef HenryTyminski DaveWatson

 

 

 

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