Announcements — 11.18.16

The George Team (TGT) Brand Identity

The George Team (TGT)
Brand Identity

For the past five months, we’ve been working closely with The George Team (a highly recognized and trustworthy Toronto real estate team) developing their new brand identity and printed materials. It’s been great working closely with founder Elliot George on all aspects of the brand and we have learned a lot about the real estate industry through our many group conversations. The simplicity and confidence of the brand cuts through the clutter in a highly competitive sector, and reinforces the team’s approachable nature and knowledge.

We look forward to sharing the full project on our site once TGT launches.

Out 'n' about — 11.05.16

DesignThinkers 2016 Sony Centre, Toronto
Speakers: Jake Barton, Eddie Opara, Matt Willey,
Lotta Nieminen, Anton Repponen and Irene Pereyra,
and David Carson.

DesignThinkers Conference, 2016
November 3 and 4
Sony Centre, Toronto

DesignThinkers, Canada’s only conference for visual communicators, is a two-day event held annually in Toronto by the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD). This year it was set in the St Lawrence Market neighbourhood. DesignThinkers 2016 delves into industry trends with visionaries from a range of communications-related disciplines including design, user experience, advertising, branding, consumer engagement, film, social media and entrepreneurship.

We had the pleasure of attending the second day of the conference, which opened with ‘The Future of Virtual is Physical’ by Jake Barton—an in-depth view behind the process of creating ground breaking interactive virtual experiences. The conference also featured ‘Design in Retrograde’ a short presentation that revolved around the harsh criticism of the new Quinnipiac University brand identity created by Eddie Opara. The day also included inspirational talks by: Rob Duncan from Mucho, entitled ‘The 10 things you’re not supposed to talk about at a design lecture’; Matt Willey’s ‘From Tiny Start-ups to Historic Institutions’; ‘Wearing Multiple Hats’ by Lotta Nieminen; and ‘Self Indulgent Design’ by David Carson.

The highlight presentation for us was Anton and Irene, a Brooklyn based design duo who outlined their emotional, hands on trials and tribulations of starting a design studio. It was a heart felt, funny and brilliant adventure—not to mention great work.

Announcements — 11.01.16

St. Michael’s Hospital Centre for Urban Health Solutions Project DARE Report
St. Michael’s Hospital Centre for Urban Health Solutions Harmonics Report

St. Michael’s Hospital Centre for Urban Health Solutions
Project DARE Report and Harmonics Report

We are excited to be working on a series of reports for St. Michaels Hospital’s Centre for Urban Health Solutions. With such important topics as improving community health, health equity and patient care, we emphasized a strong typographic approach to present information in a clear, yet engaging way. As a result, our vibrant typographical covers, accompanied by captivating spreads, give life to complex research, and meaningful findings.

More images and information coming soon.

Announcements — 12.17.15

Thankful. Custom Typefaces


By working closely with you, (and not to mention the suppliers/creative’s we use including: editors, photographers, illustrators, web developers, and printers) and of course our clients, are we able to create the wonderful design work we do.

We are ever so Thankful.

In production — 12.15.15

OKI Prints Outputting our new promo

OKI Prints

Our OKI prints are almost ready. We are really pleased with our new promo that celebrates the suppliers, creative’s, and clients we work with.

Out 'n' about — 10.16.15

Design London Arta Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto
Guest Speaker, Tony Brook
Photography: Nadia Molinari
Design London Arta Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto
Tony Brook, Presentation
Photography: Nadia Molinari
Design London Arta Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto

Design London
October 15, 2015
Arta Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto

The ADCC put on another great event entitled Design London. The event showcased work from eight of London’s top design studios and reached its high point with guest speaker Tony Brook (Creative Director of Spin).

Toronto was graced by Brook’s straight up, down to earth talk revolving around his upbringing, the London design scene, his design studio, publishing company Unit Editions and his new book Spin 360˚. Not only did he have the audience engaged when he mentioned that he had let go a high profiled client and downsized his studio to focus purely on design centered work, but also had us participate in critiquing one of his identity projects which was pretty cool. And best of all, Tony Brook took loads of questions and really seemed to enjoy himself as he engaged in lengthy discussions with many participants.

The exhibit was just as inspiring and featured a plethora of posters and books from participating studios such as Pentagram, North, Studio Fernando Gutiérrez, David Pearson, A Practice for Everyday Life, Morag Myerscough, Bibliothèque, and Spin. The calibre of work was impressive.

We had the pleasure of meeting Tony Brook, who is truly one of the nicest, down to earth, people you will ever meet, with out a doubt.