21 Balançoires: Daily tous les jours

Curator: Ryan Hovenweep
date: October 24, 2013
Categories: Environmental Design, Experience Design
Tags: Canada, Montreal, outdoor, social

Twenty-one swings in the middle of downtown Montréal that act as an instrument for musical collaboration.

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Mainmise, 1970–1978

Curator: Project Projects
date: October 25, 2012
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Illustration, Typography
Tags: 1970s, alternative, book publishing, book-a-zine, Canada, counterculture, Magazine, Mainmise, music, paperback, Quebec
Following yesterday’s post of U.S.–based US: A Paperback Magazine, the Quebecois underground periodical Mainmise is a parallel endeavor from north of the border. While The Electric Information Age Book focuses primarily on subject matter published in the U.S. (for the sake of completing the book in less than a decade), we came across numerous international examples of mass-distributed weirdness. Mainmise (French for “stranglehold” or “seizure”) is amongst our finer finds; birthed from the groundswell of Quebec’s l’alternative utopique, the publication carried ties to the Underground Press Syndicate, and purveyed counterculture subject matter through an imaginative and varied graphic approach.

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No Tankers: Rethink

Curator: Rule29
date: September 13, 2011
Categories: Advertising, Environmental Design
Tags: Canada, No Tankers, Oil, Rethink
Since 2008, Rethink, a creative firm with offices in Vancouver and Toronto, has been working with the Dogwood Initiative to help keep oil tankers out of precious Canadian waters otherwise untouched by the industry for the last 35+ years.
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