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The winners of the 2011 Design Exchange Awards

The winners of the 2011 Design Exchange Awards

The Design Exchange in Toronto announced the winners and finalists for its annual award program.

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November 25, 2011

Section: Architecture

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Chip Kidd’s approach to cover art

Chip Kidd’s approach to cover art

While 1Q84, the new novel by Haruki Murakami, continues to garner mixed reviews, Azure chatted with Chip Kidd, its cover designer, about inspiration, process, and typesetting.

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November 15, 2011

Section: Design

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This Week: Designthinkers 2011

This Week: Designthinkers 2011

On November 2 and 3, the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario hosts Designthinkers, the annual conference that taps into the minds of those blazing the trail in graphic design. Here are our top five must-sees.

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November 1, 2011

Section: Design

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The kid-friendly Discovery Center in New York

The kid-friendly Discovery Center in New York

With its beautiful architecture and vibrant graphics, the new building for the Queens Public Library branch in Jamaica, New York, provides the ultimate learning experience.

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October 17, 2011

Section: Interiors

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Q&A: Toronto’s Department of Unusual Certainties

Q&A: Toronto’s Department of Unusual Certainties

One local research and design collective uses ideas, insights and data to push urban planning into the future. Azure chats with two of the three partners, Brendan Cormier and Christopher Pandolfi, to find out how they plan to save our city.

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August 30, 2011

Section: Curiosity

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Bruce Mau’s The Bureau of Doing Something About It

Bruce Mau’s The Bureau of Doing Something About It

This weekend is the last chance to check out Bruce Mau Design’s The Bureau of Doing Something About It, an interactive exhibit that sees the BMD team create solutions on site for more than 1,000 complaints submitted by Torontonians.

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July 29, 2011

Section: Curiosity

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Emmanuelle Moureaux’s colourful, playful bank

Emmanuelle Moureaux’s colourful, playful bank

Emmanuelle Moureaux’s latest bank in Japan is just another example of how institutional buildings don’t always need to be sterile, dull and monochrome.

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July 29, 2011

Section: Architecture

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Bruce Mau rebrands OCAD U

Bruce Mau rebrands OCAD U

Last night, Toronto’s OCAD University unveiled its new visual identity, designed by internationally renowned studio Bruce Mau Design.

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May 6, 2011

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On exhibit: Sonia Delaunay’s vivid paintings and textiles

On exhibit: Sonia Delaunay’s vivid paintings and textiles

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum presents the first major US museum exhibit of the Jewish-French artist’s works in over 30 years.

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March 23, 2011

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On Exhibit: Marian Bantjes’s dazzling graphic design

On Exhibit: Marian Bantjes’s dazzling graphic design

Marian Bantjes on middle-of-the-night ideas, the trouble with Adobe Illustrator and designing for Ohio rock band The National.

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March 10, 2011

Section: Design

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