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Why Every Great City Needs A Creative Director

Why Every Great City Needs A Creative Director

As Toronto’s mayoral race heats up, graphic designer Jason Logan has launched his own campaign: to become the city’s Creative Director. Here’s why he believes big cities like Toronto need design thinkers like him.

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June 18, 2014

Section: Design

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A Toronto Bakery With Old World Charm

A Toronto Bakery With Old World Charm

For the popular southern Italian eatery Terroni, Giannone Petricone creates a storefront that serves up a palette of wholesome textures.

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December 16, 2013

Section: Interiors

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The Battle Over a National Logo

The Battle Over a National Logo

Since the Canadian government trotted out a batch of outmoded logos intended to celebrate the nation’s 150th anniversary, graphic designers have been responding with ideas of their own.

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December 11, 2013

Section: Curiosity

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Branding a One-of-a-Kind Retail Experience

Branding a One-of-a-Kind Retail Experience

The irreverently named …,staat Creative Agency conceptualized every aspect of an innovative Amsterdam food retailer, from the letterhead to the shelves.

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November 6, 2013

Section: Interiors

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9 Big DesignThinkers – and Writers

9 Big DesignThinkers – and Writers

From Bruce Mau to Lara McCormick, leading figures in graphic design and branding will deliver presentations at Toronto’s DesignThinkers conference, on November 6 and 7. Here, we look at nine speakers who have also published must-read books.

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November 2, 2013

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A Photographer’s Studio With a Message

A Photographer’s Studio With a Message

One of Toronto’s top motion and still photographers, Shin Sugino of Sugino Studio, has expanded his work environment with a 200-square-metre addition by KPMB sporting a provocative facade.

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November 1, 2013

Section: Architecture

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What’s On: Drawings by Alchimia

What’s On: Drawings by Alchimia

Drawings by Studio Alchimia from the late ’70s and ’80s fascinate for their history, bravura and for the lost art of unbound pursuit.

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October 8, 2013

Section: Curiosity

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A Health Clinic with Quirk

A Health Clinic with Quirk

For the Burrell Street Sexual Health Centre, located beneath two railway arches in London, local firm Urban Salon created a friendly interior with cheeky graphic elements.

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August 12, 2013

Section: Interiors

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A Colourful Language School in Valencia

A Colourful Language School in Valencia

Local firm Masquespacio transforms a neoclassical interior into a modern learning space through the use of subtle pastel gradients.

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July 23, 2013

Section: Interiors

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Moment Factory Animates LAX

Moment Factory Animates LAX

For the Tom Bradley International Terminal, the Montreal multimedia studio crafts a wildly interactive environment – the largest such permanent installation on the continent – saturated with moving images.

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July 10, 2013

Section: Curiosity

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