Design Canada - Documentary Film
Through the lens of graphic design, the Design Canada documentary follows the transformation of a nation from a colonial outpost to a vibrant and multicultural society.


The biggest question we ask ourselves as a country is “what makes us Canadian?” What defines a national identity, is it an anthem? A flag? Is it a logo or icon? How do these elements shape who we are? In the 1960s and 1970s, these questions were answered by an innovative group of Canadian designers, who used design to unify the nation.


This documentary film, by Greg Durrell and produced by Jessica Edwards and Gary Hustwit, celebrates the golden era of Canadian graphic design.


Cast (Designers): Burton Kramer, Rolf Harder, Fritz Gottschalk, Hans Kleefeld, Stuart Ash, Heather Cooper, and more


With Commentary by: Massimo Vignelli, Douglas Coupland, George Stroumboulopoulos, Hannah Sung, and more


Watch the official trailer here:

Design Canada - Documentary Film Trailer from Hulse & Durrell on Vimeo.



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