Channel

Our Channel is where you can learn more about life at H&W – see what inspires us and encourages us to share our thoughts. It usually concerns the world of design, but not always. Channels work best when there’s a back and forth, so please feel free to jump in. 

Mar 11/

A full #tbt for the @montgomerysisam visual brand. This still stands as one of Dom's favourite logos. During the presentation process he had 1/2 hour conversation with Principal Emeritus Terry Montgomery about typography and typefaces. A conversation that rarely happens with clients. It got into the depths of British modernism, Gill Sans, drawing the perfect lowercase G and the magic in letter forms.
Over the course of the next little while, to celebrate our 30th anniversary we are going to look back at some of the visual identities we've done in our history. We aren't interested in a Nostalgia trip. We are just going to look at some of the logos that Mark our past.
#logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #peelschools #pdsb #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration

Mar 10/

BEAUTIFUL BOOKS!! On a bit of a research tip. Pulled out this classic tome from @metropolisbooks. The depth in @lulusandhaus book on a major part of California's 20th century history in design is crazy. It amazes us every time we reference this how deep and textured this publication is...
#californiadesign #metropolisbooks #graphicdesign #usadesign #goldenstate #graphicdesigner #design #typography #typographic #designlife #studiolife #illustration #type #artwork #newdesign #philosophy #perception #designtheory

Mar 8/

It is International Women's Day. We wanted to highlight a few of the many women graphic designers from various generations that have been a massive influence on our team.
@greendragonoffice
@moragmyerscough
@aprilgreiman
@leggo_licko
#womensday #women #internationalwomensday #womeninbusiness #inspiration #iwd #graphicdesign #garphicdesigner #womengraphicdesigner #designlife #studiolife #internationalwomensday #design #graphicdesign #typography #womeninfesign #balanceforbetter #woman #thinkequal #inspiration #sheinspiresme #toronotowomen

Mar 5/

The @bdpquadrangle notebook is an annual gift that is delivered to their clients as a recognition of a new year and a new start. This year's book has a slightly different audience. To announce their name change and new brand positioning, the notebook was designed to inspire their designers and staff in Toronto and their peers in London. We printed the gift using a mixed ink to match the bright BDP red and we were able to source a paper with a pure red core to create the custom die-cut page marker. An abstracted crop of the BDP word mark adorns the cover to signal the growth and excitement around the change for this important architecture studio.#bdpquadrangle #printisnotdead #neon #weloveprint #color #patterndesign #patterns #graphicdesign #typography #design #torontodesign #clients #clientmeeting #notebook #sketchbook #coverdesign #print #weloveprint #printisnotdead #designlife #torontoarchitecture #gift

Mar 4/

We always loved The Healthy Road logo because we got to use one of our favourite typefaces for the system, Pitch. Sadly closed now but the type of graphic patterns were used throughout the store as brand identifiers.
Over the course of the next little while, to celebrate our 30th anniversary we are going to look back at some of the visual identities we've done in our history. We aren't interested in a Nostalgia trip. We are just going to look at some of the logos that Mark our past.
#logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #peelschools #pdsb #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration

Feb 25/

Type, type, type!!! Another typographic mark from our files. Lilium, Purveyors of Fine Flowers is a beautiful store and Incredibly talented floral designers near Hazelton Lanes...
Over the course of the next little while, to celebrate our 30th anniversary we are going to look back at some of the visual identities we've done in our history. We aren't interested in a Nostalgia trip. We are just going to look at some of the logos that Mark our past.
#logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #peelschools #pdsb #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration

Feb 18/

We LOVE type (as all designers do!). So it is always an amazing moment when we get playful with a logo. @ensightcanada is an Ottawa based PR firm that recognizes their client relationships in government and business are the key to their success. By taking the G in insight and turning it into an ampersand we were able to highlight the connections that Ensight enables between their team and partners.
Over the course of the next little while, to celebrate our 30th anniversary we are going to look back at some of the visual identities we've done in our history. We aren't interested in a Nostalgia trip. We are just going to look at some of the logos that Mark our past.
#logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #peelschools #pdsb #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration

Feb 12/

BEAUTIFUL BOOKS!! Another great publication has arrived in the mail. Better is Temporary from @phaidonsnaps about innovation at @nike. It is a stunningly designed monograph including visuals of everything from the original waffle sole, the @off____white collabs and the development of @spacehippienike.
#nike #betteristemporary #phiadon #offwhite #graphicdesign #spacehippie #europeandesign #graphicdesigner #design #typography #typographic #designlife #studiolife #illustration #type #artwork #newdesign #philosophy #perception #designtheory

Feb 11/

We loved working with such an important organization has Magazine Canada on the visual identity for the National Magazine Awards @magawards. Still love this logo.
Over the course of the next little while, to celebrate our 30th anniversary we are going to look back at some of the visual identities we've done in our history. We aren't interested in a Nostalgia trip. We are just going to look at some of the logos that Mark our past.
#logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #peelschools #pdsb #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration

Feb 4/

One of our favourites from the past. Papillon Cakes created beautiful, sculptural creates for weddings. Unfortunately at the time we were working on this they did not bring samples!!! #greatclients #tbt
Over the course of the next little while, to celebrate our 30th anniversary we are going to look back at some of the visual identities we've done in our history. We aren't interested in a Nostalgia trip. We are just going to look at some of the logos that Mark our past.
#logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #peelschools #pdsb #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration

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