The November/December Issue is Published!
November 2, 2015
The November/December 2015 issue is published! We're thrilled to reveal the cover of the Student Awards annual, wonderfully illustrated by Michael Zavacky, the art director at McMillan.
The Ottawa-based branding agency was our guest art director for the issue, and they developed the visual concept of the 40+ pages of editorial in this book. On the cover, they've depicted the dichotomy of working styles between newbies and vets of the buisness, in a style that pays homage to literary newsmagazines such as The New Yorker and Harper's.
Inside, we continue to explore legends and up-and-comers. McMillan staff writer Jared Young crafted a 4,000-word-plus feature on noted Canadian designer Neville Smith — he who created the infamous Black Cat Café poster and refined the maple leaf design on our national flag. Young sees Neville through the photographic lens of Smith's daughter, Whitney, an artist in her own right who shoots large-format glass-plate images. We're proud to feature an exclusive portrait of Neville Smith as shot by Whitney in this issue.
Neville Smith is certainly one of the pioneers of modern graphic design in Canada. But in the digital-forward 2015, traditional roles like "graphic designer," "art director," "copywriter," etc. are giving way to never-before-seen titles with never-before-seen responsibilties. Perennial Applied Arts online columnist Suzanne Pope, a copywriter herself by trade, explores the new types of roles fresh advertising industry prospects can expect to find while planning their education and careers.
Rounding out the issue are more than 100 pages of the 2015 Applied Arts Student Awards winners, a profile on Toronto animation house Guru Studio (of Justin Time, The Backyardigans and Paw Patrol fame), the Young and Student AACE shortlists, columns by industry experts, and so much more. It's all beautifully printed on thick paper — 80 lb Lynx Opaque Ultra, Smooth Finish, making this a showstopping way to end another great year at Applied Arts.
Find your copy on newsstands now, or check out our digital edition here. Single-copy sales are also available through assistant[at]appliedartsmag.com.