Brian Dodo RGD and the team at BmDodo Strategic Design designed the visual identity for Kingston’s celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial.
“As we prepare to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, Kingston has the opportunity to showcase our ongoing contributions to the nation, not only as Canada’s First Capital but as a community where history and innovation thrive,” says Mayor Bryan Paterson. “I am excited to share Kingston’s Sesquicentennial logo with the community as we build excitement for events in the coming year.” The City of Kingston’s celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial will officially begin with a special New Year’s Eve celebration. Residents and visitors are invited to see the identity for themselves and follow along with news of Kingston’s Sesquicentennial celebrations by following the City of Kingston’s website and social media channels.
Steve Garwood RGD and the team at Faren designed packaging for Brown Gold’s line of coffee capsules.
Brown Gold’s major selling point is that the coffee is Single Origin – that is, each offering comes from one geographic area, without blending away the unique flavour of that region. The previous packaging didn’t express a respect for authenticity, or present the brand in a way that could be seen as premium or modern. This challenge was overcome by moving away from traditional coffee packaging design and showcasing the landscapes indigenous to the coffee.
Wendy Gray RGD and the team at Gravity Inc. reinvented the annual report for Fred Victor with the theme, THINK BIG, GO BOLD.
This year Fred Victor had many changes to report on, including tremendous growth through a merging of social agencies. Gravity proposed the THINK BIG, GO BOLD theme to showcase their enhanced services and programs in support of the homeless community. Their Annual Report was reinvented with two pieces. First a large multi-purpose, fold-out poster showing their staggering and impressive stats which wrapped around the outside of the report. Second, a report which cleverly nestled inside the poster wrap which focused on key areas of income, housing and health. This new format was met with kudos from their employees and expanded community.
Inspired by the union of traditional print techniques and contemporary expression, Open Studio's new look symbolizes the inclusive community where artists, students and everyone else can learn, create and collaborate. The name fits comfortably within the off-set square, which represents the notion of repetition, an integral part of the printmaking process. Jennifer Bhogal, Open Studio’s Executive Director, had this to say about the new look and feel: “It was time for our identity to represent the Open Studio of today. q30 design was the perfect design partner to create the new brand platform – Glenda Rissman, a long time collaborator with Open Studio and designer Tejashri Kapure were very familiar with our culture. q30 captured our brand essence and created a distinct platform for the work of our artists to be showcased."