PEN Canada is a freedom of expression organization that helps free writers who are persecuted and, in many countries, imprisoned and tortured simply for expressing themselves. "This Book is Political" highlights the fact that it is not an easy time to stand up for free expression. Here at home and around the world the threats to authors, journalists, bloggers, cartoonists, filmmakers and more have ranged from the banal yet serious (auditing away the ability of charities to criticize laws and policies in Canada or abroad) to violent and even deadly (the flogging of Raif Badawi, the murders at Charlie Hebdo).
The Only On King opened its doors in downtown London in 2007 to much critical and popular acclaim – both locally and nationally. After many years of putting smiles on guests’ faces with inventive and adventurous dinners, the owner and his young family decided it was time to refresh and simplify. The result is TOOK, now open for lunch and dinner with a simplified—but mind-blowing—menu, offering some of the best coffee and pastries in the city as well. Carve was asked to help with the refresh, creating a new identity system. There was one hard and fast parameter given in the creative brief: Bruce the Duck must still be part of the new logo.
For 119 years Canadian Club Toronto, the city’s preeminent speakers' forum, has been a podium for Prime Ministers, CEOs, artists and thought leaders from Canada and abroad. With a changing competitive landscape, CCT enlisted Hambly & Woolley to develop a new brand that would solidify the club as the podium of choice for newsmakers. Following an extensive brand strategy review, H&W embarked on creating a visual identity that was more appealing to a greater diversity of audiences. The new icon unmistakably speaks to place and history with a subtle nod to open discourse.
Michael Zavacky RGD and the team at McMillan designed this poster campaign for the Ottawa International Animation Festival.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival is the largest event of its kind in North America. McMillan needed to come up with an edgy concept that fit with the tone of the content shown at the festival. Michael did these illustrations and worked with designer Jared Barter and writer Ian Driscoll on the poster designs, which were well received by audiences and helped boost attendance by 30%.
Senior Designer Mark Michaud RGD and the Ryan/Smith Creative team produced this report for Dairy Farmers of Canada, an association with which RSC has developed an enduring relationship.
Aureus Energy Services Inc. is a thriving oilfield company in the Grande Prairie and Fox Creek area. The nine10 team created their website and matching booklets to expand their marketing presence. Recently, Aureus returned to nine10 again for more additions to the booklet and have had a lot of success with them so far. Learn More About This Project.
“This is one of the nicest websites in all of Northern Alberta oilfield services! Got the booklets and I [effing] love them! Thanks!” – Jason Tocheniuk, Aureus Energy Services Inc.