Stefan Sagmeister "Happiness" poster Designer: Michael Dymund, Silent Queue Design, Saskatoon, SK Printer: Henry van Seters, Novatex Serigraphics Inc. Ink: Sun Chemicals Rev inks - Process Yellow, Process Magenta and Process Cyan with Spot Gloss Clear Paper: Via Linen Bright White 80 lb Cover $30 plus shipping
David Coates, FGDC - GDC@50 Poster "The geography of Canada plays an important role in Canadian designers’ work with its vast spaces, widely varied terrain and extreme conditions. This, to my mind brings up the reference to the 49th parallel where most of the Canadian population clusters. This poster attempts to create a landscape of positive and negative space, pay homage to the Swiss typographic leanings of early Canadian design..."
Tiit Telmet, FGDC - GDC@50 Poster #2 "GDC@50: The words are on the poster, only missing aspect is the pixilated maple leaf (computer) which I hope is self evident. The eye, the hand, the brush... the maple leaf, and voila! (must not forget the French)."
Robert L. Peters, FGDC - GDC@50 Poster "Design is the application of intent. Graphic design targets the eye, and ultimately the mind’s eye, of both the individual beholder and the broader audience. Strategy, concept, message, and visual vocabulary connect sender and receiver by means of graphic acuity and attraction...on a good day. You see?"
Neville Smith, FGDC - GDC@50 Poster Despite what some younger designers may think, the senior designer may still be alive, active, even creative and more than ever in a position to pass on his or her thoughts, knowledge and experience. Our wings may fall off from time to time and bring us back to earth. Our bodies have changed shape, but if we can communicate, discuss, advise, direct, we may even help a new generation to take flight...."
David Coates, FGDC - GDC@50 Poster #2 "OK, could have done PMS 050, but that would be cheating. Canadian graphic designers have defined the Canadian identity for the past 50 years. Have we helped put Canadians in an identity crisis? I think not. We know who we are—proud, humble, generous, funny, clever, polite, dramatic, passionate, inclusive, creative, socialist, multicultural, nice, hockey loving beer drinkers, but please—not American."
Carole Charette, FGDC - GDC@50 Poster "Fifty pencil shavings for 50 years of graphic design in Canada symbolically arranged in the shape of a maple leaf—representative of the diversity of Canadian culture and our shared values. The freshly sharpened pencil symbolizes the youth and health of Canadian graphic design—and that it has many good years ahead!"
Rolf Harder, FGDC - GDC Poster "Shape and colour: our tools. This design shows the three basic shapes in primary colours. They also represent the present state of the Society, while the negative white shapes depict its early beginnings 50 years ago.
Paul Haslip, FGDC - GDC@50 Poster "What is subtracted can be more important than what is added. On the surface, then, the number 100 torn in half is a visually unique way of communicating 50 years. But consider a secondary message: as a score of 100 is perfect, then this approach underscores my belief that the impact of design on Canada is about halfway there."
Rolf Harder, FGDC - GDC@50 Poster "A playful interpretation of the designer’s craft: an idea, expressed through the calculated weighing of colours, shapes and lines—just as crucial in graphic design as is spontaneity and, last, but not least, the joy of creating. The designer, of course, loves his work and… smiles!"