A FILM BY GREG DURRELL
PRODUCED BY JESSICA EDWARDS
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER GARY HUSTWIT
A story never told. Until now.
Through the lens of graphic design, Design Canada follows the transformation of a nation from a colonial outpost to a vibrant and multicultural society.
The biggest question we ask ourselves as a country is “what makes us Canadian?” What defines a national identity, is it an anthem? A flag? Is it a logo or icon? How do these elements shape who we are? In the 1960s and 1970s, these questions were answered by an innovative group of Canadian designers, who used design to unify the nation.
Featuring graphic, design by, Burton Kramer, Rolf Harder, Fritz Gottschalk, Hans Kleefeld, Stuart Ash, Heather Cooper, Jame Valkus, Jean Morin, Jim Donoahue, Pierre-Yves Pelletier, Raymond Bellemare, Ulrich Wodicka, Theo Dimson, John Lloyd, Julien Hébert and more.
With commentary from , George Stroumboulopoulos, Hannah Sung, Douglas Coupland, Massimo Vignelli, Alan Elder, Brian Donnelly, Hunter Tura, Marian Bantjes, Diti Katona, John Pylypczak, John Moses, Lorne Perry, Ali Gardiner, Patrick Reid, Rick Archibald, Terry O’Malley, and more