July 14, 2017
Toronto’s Underline Studio is following up its award-winning “Martyrs–El Salvador Newspaper” project that commemorated those martyred during El Salvador’s Civil War (1979-1992) with a second edition called “Everyone, El Salvador,” and they need the design community’s help to finish it.
The new newspaper chronicles the country’s worst civil-war massacres and has already been designed. Underline is funding the printing of the project through Kickstarter until August 9. After printing costs are subtracted, around one-third of the proceeds from the campaign goal, as well as anything over and above, will benefit Pro-Búsqueda, a Salvadoran human rights association committed to searching for disappeared children from the war and, when possible, reuniting them with their families.
July 7, 2017
The Design annual, featuring more than 100 pages of winning design work, is available now!
The cover features work by Paprika of Montreal, for Stewart Museum's recent exhibition on Expo 67.
In this issue, we mark Canada’s 150th anniversary with special content including a look back on the centennial logo and Will Novosedlik’s essay on the challenges of building a country’s brand. How should Canada position itself for the next 150 years?
July 6, 2017
Award-winning Calgary agency WAX is hiring, and they put together this cheeky video (thanks for the Applied Arts shout out, guys!) for talented pros looking for a job—especially those who work for an agency that has declined to participate in awards for the next year. It's called The One-Year Break and it's a 12-month contract with the top priority of producing award-winning work.
July 6, 2017
From last year's competition: Thibault Magni, UQAM. "Fanzine: Summer," Student Awards 2016
We're excited to present the list of 2017 Student Awards winners below.
A big thanks goes out to our judges! They evaluated each entry independently and scored based on creative merit, technical excellence and suitability for end use.
This was the second year we included a limited number of high school categories — a special congratulations to our second set of high school student winners!
July 4, 2017
Compagnie et cie, "Festival TransAmériques - New Identity." Entire Design Program
Can't wait until you get your copy of the July issue? You can now access the 2017 Design Awards winners online! The 25th anniversary of the Design Awards sure delivered on stellar work, like "Festival TransAmériques - New Identity" by Compagnie et cie (above).
Congratulations to all of our winners and thanks to everyone who entered! The 2018 Applied Arts Awards season kicks off at the end of September 2017. Stay tuned for more information later this summer!
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