Design Canada

"Takes a look at the history of modernist corporate design and how Canadians have defined small parts of their national identity through the most iconic and eye catching creations of some of the country’s best visual artists." - The Gate

Co-presented by Bearface Design

Design Canada explores what defines a national identity. Is it an anthem, flag, logo or icon? How do these elements shape who we are? In the 60s and 70s, these questions were answered by an innovative group of Canadian designers who used design to unify the nation. Directed by graphic designer Greg Durrell, the film follows the transformation of a nation from a colonial outpost to a vibrant and multicultural society.

"The Surprising History of Canada’s Most Iconic Designs" - Wired

"The Golden Age of Canadian Graphic Design" - Fast Company

"Vancouver designer Greg Durrell's new documentary aims to celebrate one woefully underrepresented area of Canadian creativity: graphic design." - Globe & Mail

"Design Canada: the documentary exploring a nation’s design story" - Design Week

"Here’s something we can really get behind. Greg Durrell...producer Jessica Edwards and design documentary maestro Gary Hustwit have teamed up to produce a film focused on Canadian Design. And boy does it look good." - It's Nice That

"It's the untold story of the images that shaped Canada's identity — and it's not just for design nerds"  - CBC Arts

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