02 Oct 18

The Secret Sauce

How we partner with in-house teams

When I moved to Toronto 25 years ago, there was a very different belief about in-house designers than exists today.

Dominic Ayre #designthinkers
05 Feb 18

Ghost Graphics of Yesteryear

Acorn Magazine, Spring 2018  
Architectural Conservancy Ontario 

For as long as I can remember I’ve been drawn to the photography of Walker Evans.

Bob Hambly
05 Jan 18

The Colour that Defined a Decade

Uppercase Magazine #37: The CMYK Issue, January 2018

I grew up in a house that had a green refrigerator and stove.

Bob Hambly
17 Mar 15

The 5 Basic Principles of Flag Design

Applied Arts, March 2015

One of the best lessons I have learned as a designer is that it’s difficult creating something simple, something impactful. Saying a lot with a little is a challenge. The design of logos, stamps and flags comes to mind.

Bob Hambly #appliedarts #learning
19 Dec 14

Signs of the Time

Applied Arts, December 2014

Mobile billboards and their all-uppercase, badly kerned, scratched plastic letters do have a place in the advertising world

01 Sep 13

Collective Behaviour

Applied Arts Magazine, September-October 2013

I experienced something on the internet recently that I’m convinced has its origins in a little-known 16th century phenomenon. 

Bob Hambly #appliedarts
11 Jul 12

What Fuels Innovation?

Applied Arts, July 2012

Curiosity. If “innovation” is the new mantra of business, then we must learn to nurture curiosity and creativity at an early age.

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