What defines a national identity? Is it an anthem, a flag, a logo, or an icon? How do these elements shape who we are? In the 1960s and 70s, these questions were answered by an innovative group of Canadian designers, who used design to unify the nation. Design Canada is the first documentary chronicling the history of Canadian graphic design and how it shaped a nation and its people. Review the history of the iconic maple leaf, find out how events such as Expo 67 Montréal and the 1976 Olympic Games impacted design, and discover where today’s most influential designer think the future of Canadian design lies.
Notable designers featured in this course include Julien Hebért, Buckminster Fuller, Moshe Safdie, Burton Kramer, George Clutesi, Stuart Ash, Fritz Gottschalk, Hans Kleefeld, Don Watt, James Valkus, Lorne Perry, Allan Fleming, Jim Donahue, Douglas Coupland, Massimo Vignelli, Alan Eagleson, Terry O’Malley, John Lloyd, Pierre-Yves Pelletier, George Huel, Pierre Trudeau, Heather Cooper, Theo Dimson, and Marian Bantjes.
Note: This film was created by Gary Hustwit. We are pleased to offer this documentary in our library.Login to LinkedIn Learning