Many signmakers would agree an ideal project involves a careful balance of creativity, freedom and focus. Too much of any one of those components can easily cause a project to run over schedule and over budget.
Throughout this year, to help celebrate Canada 150, Montreal-based Moment Factory has worked with artists and cultural organizations across the country to stage digital multimedia projection events in public spaces.
Earlier this year, Icon Digital Productions of Markham, Ont., produced and installed window graphics commemorating Canada 150 on behalf of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.
Two signage projects created to help commemorate Canada 150 are among this year’s winners in the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA’s) Golden Image Competition, as announced earlier this month during the SGIA Expo in New Orleans, La.
Robert Young, the artist behind the ‘Young World Faces’ series of inkjet-printed textiles that debuted during Toronto’s 2015 Pan American (Pan Am) Games, recently produced a special commemorative edition for the Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM’s) Canada 150 celebrations.
The recent celebrations of Canada’s 150th anniversary involved all types of new, short-term signs and graphics across the country, but perhaps most iconic in nature was the boost in business for the select few manufacturers approved by the federal government to create official Canada 150 flags.
Montreal Neon, which designs, produces, installs and maintains signs and is headquartered in Laval, Que., recently ran a competition with local schools, where students were asked to design a sign in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.
The city of Mississauga, Ont., is pursuing a Guinness World Record for ‘longest greeting card’ after assembling a gigantic birthday card earlier this month for Canada’s 150th anniversary, spanning 47.2 m (155 ft) at the city’s Celebration Square.