Design Canada

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Design Canada is a 2018 Canadian documentary by Vancouver-based designer Greg Durrell[1][2] and produced by Greg Durrell of Hulse&Durrell, Vancouver; and Jessica Edwards and Gary Hustwit of Film First in Brooklyn, New York.[1][3][4][5][6][7] The film recounts the untold story of graphics[6][8][9][10] that "shaped Canada's identity"[11][12][13] and iconography[14][15] that "defined modern Canada";[16][17] these include the design of the Canadian flag and the Centennial symbol of Canada, the Canada wordmark, icons for National Film Board (NFB), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), CN Rail, Air Canada, no name brand, the Roots beaver, Montreal Expos and the 1976 Summer Olympics.[14][18][19] It explores works of a number of Canadian graphic designers in this domain.[18][20][5][21]


  1. ^ a b "Becca Clarkson In Conversation with Greg Durrell". SAD. March 26, 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Doug Sarti (July 5, 2018). "Design Canada director Greg Durrell delves into a nation's psyche". Straight. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  3. ^ cinematheque: Design Canada page
  4. ^ "Design Canada". Kickstarter.
  5. ^ a b Erin Donnelli (June 19, 2018). "The Design Canada Documentary is Out Now". Azure magazine. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Leah Collins (March 7, 2018). "It's the untold story of the images that shaped Canada's identity — and it's not just for design nerds". CBC. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  7. ^ Made By Folk: Design Canada by Greg Durrell, Jessica Edwards, Gary Hustwitt
  8. ^ Mark Burgess (June 5, 2017). "Designing a nation - Greg Durrell's upcoming documentary records the overlooked history of Canadian design's golden age". StrategyOnline. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  9. ^ Mark Wilson (April 9, 2018). "First Look At The Documentary On Canada's Unsung Design". FastCompany. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  10. ^ Aimée McLaughlin (Feb 28, 2018). "Design Canada: the documentary exploring a nation's design story". Design Week. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  11. ^ "L'influence du graphisme sur l'identité du Canada au centre d'un documentaire". Radio-Canada. June 26, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  12. ^ Lucy Bourton (March 1, 2017). "Canada's untold design history to be celebrated in Design Canada documentary". It's Nice Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  13. ^ Patrick Mullen (June 22, 2018). "Review: 'Design Canada' - Take stock of Canada's "brand identity"". POV - Point of View magazine. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  14. ^ a b Chris Knight (June 20, 2018). "Design Canada is a rather nifty look at the country through iconography - You learn the best designs can look so natural we forget they even had to be invented". National Post. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  15. ^ Beatrice Paez (June 28, 2018). "Why a Vancouver designer made a film about Canada's iconic images, products of politics in post-war era". The Hill Times. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  16. ^ Catherine Martellini (June 28, 2018). "Design Canada ou comment le design peut unifier un pays" (in French). InfoPresse. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  17. ^ "Design Canada. Immigration, inspiration and a nation's identity". March 15, 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  18. ^ a b Ian Bailey (July 4, 2018). "Documentary Design Canada explores nation's history of iconic symbols". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  19. ^ Andrew Parker (June 20, 2018). "Design Canada - Review". The Gate. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  20. ^ Stinson, Elizabeth (March 1, 2017). "The Surprising History of Canada's Most Iconic Designs". WIRED. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  21. ^ Dave McGinn (November 12, 2017). "A Canadian celebration of homegrown design Vancouver designer Greg Durrell's new documentary aims to celebrate one woefully underrepresented area of Canadian creativity". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved July 25, 2018.

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