Inspiration

Announcing the 2019 Design Awards Winners

Winners will have their work and credits published on premium paper in the Summer 2019 issue of Applied Arts. They’ll also appear in our tablet edition, and in our online Winner’s Gallery (coming in June), where their work will live on in perpetuity in our searchable archive. A huge thank you to our 15 amazing […]

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Field Trip & Co. Tells an East Side Story

When it comes to hospital fundraising, the competition for eyeballs and wallets can be fierce and the market fragmented. There’s no particular reason to elevate the reputation of any hospital above that of its peers, especially in a market like Toronto, which is home to some of the world’s leading health care facilities. They’re all […]

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Meet Our Judges: BangBang’s Simon Laliberté

The first in a series in which Applied Arts profiles our Awards judges. Today we’re looking at some recent work from Simon Laliberté, Founder, Designer, Art Director & Screenprinter of Montreal’s BangBang  Simon Laliberté’s creative studio takes an integrated approach to graphic design and screen printing, with a strong focus on developing distinctive, playful and strategic concepts […]

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Mitchell Press Illustrates Desert Island Songs

It’s a question we’ve all been asked before “what is your desert island song?” From cocktail party chatter to the countless Spotify playlists teaming the web and the BBC’s Desert Island Discs radio program – the question has been discussed relentlessly. Now, thanks to Burnaby-based Mitchell Press, the question has taken a more visually-pleasing turn.

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The Storyfire: Learning to Listen

As the editor of a national magazine, you get a lot of article pitches. Most of them are easily dismissed. Some of them are out-and-out PR. I never print that stuff. Some of them are oddly inappropriate, clearly the result of a shotgun approach to targeting. And some of them are right out of left field.

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