Friday, August 11, 2006

Canada honors graphic designers

Next week, Canada will issue a rather unusual stamp marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada.

The design features a stylized lower case “g” that also forms a unique graphic of a beaver, a treasured Canadian symbol and the subject of Canada’s very first postage stamp according to a Canada Post press release.

If you look closely, you'll see the orgranization's initials "GDC" together with "50".

David Coates, one of three designers who collaborated on the artwork, is also quoted as saying, “When you first look at it, you see simple lines, you see the type treatment. But then you look closer and you see the other levels, you recognize the iconic aspects. That’s what design is about.”

To read the entire press release, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 PM