Applied Arts Magazine Awards 2006

Local graphic design firm, Emdoubleyu Design has won an award from Applied Arts Magazine, Canada’s leading magazine for Visual Communications, for Poster Design – Single. This poster commemorates the 2006 Annual General Meeting held in Edmonton, Alberta May 4–6, 2006 by the National Council of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada and the Chapter, SDGQ and Icograda representatives. 2006 is the 50th anniversary of the founding of the GDC as the Society of Typographic Designers of Canada back in 1956. The poster illustrates the theme that design is first and foremost a thinking process—no matter what the tool employed, be it a pastel crayon or a mouse. The style is meant to be reminiscent of the classic designers of the era like Saul Bass, Paul Rand and Canadian icons such as Carl Dair and Eric Aldwinckle.

The poster, designed by principal, Matt Warburton, blends highly stylized icons and typography to evoke a kind of beatnik imagery. It’s succinct, evocative design. Once again Warburton has visually interpreted the essential nuances of the subject with insight and humour, creating a successful poster.

This is the second time Emdoubleyu has won this award in this category.

To see the poster, click here.

For more information contact:

Lynn Warburton at
Emdoubleyu Design

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