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December 2013

Canada 150 Logos

The Canadian graphic arts community has been discussing design ideas for Canada’s upcoming 150th Anniversary. Some designers are dissatisfied with the original prototype designs and have created what they consider to be better versions. Here are the original five.

Dumb Ways to Die

A wonderful text has appeared from Melbourne in the form of a PSA whose intent is to warn people—and especially teens—to be careful around trains. The PSA presents a series of different deaths, accompanied by a simple pop tune and lyric describing each method of dying. The melody is a …

Reason and Emotion

Reason and Emotion is a Walt Disney propaganda video (1943) that is a rich text for a variety of reasons. For one, ask it reveals a sample of the kind of propaganda being produced to encourage people to support WW2. Hitler is presented in a range of clever graphic representations, …

ELAN Media Literacy Workshop Resources

On December 5, 2013 Neil Andersen, Carol Arcus, Michelle Solomon and Chelsea Atwell were honoured to present at the ELAN conference. Find a list of Audience, Production and Text Questions here: TriangleQ Find Carol and Neil’s slides here: ELAN1X Michelle and Chelsea’s slides coming soon!