Kickstarter campaign for Canadian design documentary, 'Design Canada'
28/02/17
A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for 'Design Canada,' the first documentary chronicling the history of Canadian graphic design and how it shaped a nation and its people.

 

Greg Durrell of Hulse&Durrell in Vancouver, Canada and Jessica Edwards and Gary Hustwit of Film First in Brooklyn, New York have teamed up to produce this documentary that will examine Canadian history through the lens of graphic design, detailing the creative processes and icons that defined generations and created a sense of unity at a time when the nation needed it most.

 

The film will include interviews with famous designers like Rolf Harder, Burton Kramer, and the late Massimo Vignelli, and feature the stories behind iconic symbols like Canada's Maple Leaf flag, the CN Rail logo, and the CBC logo.

 

This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal of 80,000 by Thursday, March 30 2017 6:00 PM EDT.

 

The next two people to fund $1,000 or more will be entered for a chance to win 2 full passes to DesignThinkers in Vancouver on May 30-31, 2017. This pass, valued at $650, includes access to all presentations, delegate parties and additional programming (incl. Studio Open Doors and Networking Lunches). See full schedule here.

 

To learn more and support this Kickstarter, visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1002969621/design-canada