Six years in the making this film follows the transformation of a nation from a colonial outpost to a vibrant and multicultural society, through the lens of graphic design. Try naming an iconic Canadian designer. You can’t? Here are three: Allan Fleming, who created the Canadian National Railway logo. Georges Huel, the guy behind the symbol for the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal. And Burton Kramer, whose work includes branding the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. “These should be household names in the design world,” says filmmaker Gary Hustwit, director of Helvetica.“They’ve done some fantastic work, but I think a lot of it is overlooked.” To rectify that glaring oversight, Hustwit executive produced Design Canada, a film celebrating the nation’s contributions to the design world.
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