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February 21, 2018

A Sneak Peek of the March Issue

 

Photo © Luis Mora

 

The first of this year's four issues is just around the corner, and we want to give you a sneak peek of what's inside! 

 

The Photography & Illustration Awards annual features more than 100 pages of winning work from top international image makers in a special awards section sponsored by Fujifilm and Henry's, our print and paper partner Mi5 Print & Digital, and our association partners CAPICGDC and RGD.


February 15, 2018

COFO Launches Design Challenge and New Brand Identity

 

Designer Trish Roque, selected for the first collaboration, along with COFO partner Randy Simmen

 

We’re big believers at Applied Arts that Canadian design can easily compete on an international level. So too is COFO, the country’s newest design collective that has set its sights on shaking things up in the furniture design industry.

 

The start-up has launched a Design Challenge to solicit design proposals from up-and-coming designers. Then they’ll work with the successful applicants to bring the creations to life, covering the costs of production, and help the designers sell the pieces to the public as part of a COFO collection—the first of which will be available later this year.


February 14, 2018

Happy V-Day! 3 Projects That Will Have You Loving Creativity

 

 

Happy Valentine's Day! Here are a few Cupid-inspired creative projects that landed on our desk this week.

 

"Love Lost" (pictured, above) is a sweet digital piece from Jam3. Adrian Belina, partner and executive creative director, says the team wanted to offer something different than the usual V-Day fare to get users to reflect on their past. The interactive poem unfolds as users click and hold a meteor-like "heart" to fill it with light as they remember past loves. 


February 12, 2018

McDonald's Canada Earns Some Street Cred

 

 

McDonald’s Canada is riffing on millennial culture with its latest “Big Mac x Bacon” campaign to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac.

 

The “limited-edition collaboration” developed by Cossette introduces the iconic sandwich to bacon and takes a cue from hyped-up fashion collabs like Alexander Wang x Adidas and Fenty x Puma.

 

“The Big Mac and bacon are two of the most talked about foods on the planet. They’re bonafide culinary celebrities,” says Peter Ignazi, global chief creative officer of Cossette. “So when the two get together, it’s the ultimate collaboration. We wanted to position the Big Mac x Bacon to rival the likes of Adidas and Kanye.”


February 5, 2018

2018 Photography & Illustration Awards Winners Announced

 

A winner from last year. Wonderlust, "Teen Mental Health - Pathway Through Care," Motion - Single, 2017 Illustration Awards

 

The winners' list of the 2018 Photography & Illustration Awards is here!

 

Winners will have their work and credits published on premium paper in the Spring 2018 issue of Applied Arts. They'll also appear in our tablet edition, and in our online Winners' Gallery and Awards Archive. 

 

Many thanks go to our panel of top senior-level judges (you can read more about them here—it was the same panel for Photography and Illustration), our award sponsors, Fujifilm and Henry's, our print and paper partner Mi5 Print & Digital, and our association partners CAPICGDC and RGD for their help in producing our upcoming Photography & Illustration Awards section.

 

Find the list after the jump. Emails are rolling out now, so watch for yours! Winners: we are on a tight production deadline, and deadline for hi-res material is this Friday, February 9 at 5 PM.


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