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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. 

Aug 2/

LONG WEEKEND READING!!! OUR @stackmagazines mail drop always seems to come at the right time. @dispatchesmag brings together writers, photographers, poets, scientist and all sorts of very bright contributors from around the globe to discuss a central theme per issue... this time Dispatches in its Fate of the City issue looks at the state of cities, from the locust class article about gentrification to the city themed crossword to the effect of double vaccinations...
#stackmagazines #dispatches #politics #stateoftheworld #stateofthenation #fateofthecity #cities #locustclass #independentmagazine #independent #magazine #graphicdesign #illustration #editorialdesign #independentwriter #coverdesign #typography #photography #magazinedesign

Jul 29/

Roger Martin, then of @martinprosperity @uoft was invited to speak at a ‘disruptor’ conference on Nantucket, where the world’s big thinkers gather to share ideas for positive change. “On Balance.” MPI’s book handout for conference attendees, had many arresting juxtapositions, illustrating how integrative thinking can lead to more optimal, efficient and fair solutions. The yellow and black book is both bold and tactile – with features like mirror mylar pages, die-cuts, fold-outs, and evocative illustrations and photographs that challenge conventional thinking.
#tbt #martinprosperity #celebration #universitylife #uoft #toronto #economicgrowth #university #bookdesign #magazinedesign #magazine #graphicdesign #typography #illustration #typedesign #typography #designlife #prosperityinstitute #greatclients #clients #editorialdesign #photography #gradients

Jul 27/

TYPOGRAPHIC TUESDAY!!! Today’s playful animation was a visual system that was passed on. The client really loved it but felt that another of our options was more appropriate. Hesh had been playing with the idea of built form and infrastructure within this animated type. We still really like it... The glitch is just a happy accident...
#handlettering #script #lettering #type #typedesign #logodesigners #fontsmatter #fontswelove #typographiclogo #typographic #graphicdesign #fontexploration #fontstyle #fontdesign #tuesdaypost #goodtype #typographytuesday #typedesign #typetopia #grafikfeed #designblacklist #designfeed #typographydesign #typematters #typespire #typespecimen #customtypepface #typetuesday #posterart #cutandpaste

Jul 23/

Are you ULTRA BOLD? The RGD's newest Awards Program celebrates emerging designers who are making an impact on the design community and beyond! 
H&W are proud sponsors of this year's ULTRA BOLD award!
Entrants are asked to submit three examples of their work and a designer statement (maximum 250 words).
All entrants will receive feedback from the judges.
Finalists will receive:
$1,000 cash prize
Free Membership (Provisional RGD or RGD) for 2 years
Free attendance at DesignThinkers for 2 years
Recognition across RGD's communications channels including the RGD website, social media, our email newsletter and at DesignThinkers 2021
One Winner will receive:
$1,000 cash prize
RGD Membership (Provisional RGD or RGD) for 5 years
Free attendance to DesignThinkers for 5 years
Recognition across RGD's communications channels including the RGD website, social media,  our email newsletter and at DesignThinkers 2021
Recognition in a video prepared by Storia
Opportunity to be recognized during DesignThinkers 2021.
https://www.rgd.ca/events-and-programs/ultrabold-awards/info
#DesignersOfInstagram #DesignCommunity #GraphicDesignerLife #CanadianDesigner #DesignProcess #GraphicDesign #DesignEveryDay #GraphicDesignCentral #EyeOnDesign #DesignInspiration #GraphicIndex #GraphicDesignDaily #DesignFeed #EthicalDesign #InclusiveDesign #DesignForGood #RGDAwards #MakingADifference

Jul 22/

Advocating on behalf of the best interests and needs of the English public school system, the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association @opsba_official is a crucial voice for public education in the province. In a challenging period of pandemic learning, their work is more vital than ever. Earlier in the year, H&W created new reports for OPSBA, and were again tasked with developing the 2020/2021 Annual Report. At a time when we aren’t able to produce new photography, we leveraged the bold design, colour and shapes from our recent work to create a striking report.#annualreport #publicationdesign #annualreportdesign #graphicdesign #design #editorialdesign #annualreportdesign #typography #typographic #greatclients #torontodesign #utam #designlife #studiolife #weloveprint #printed

Jul 19/

Reading from the weekend!!! @johnson_banks_design has always had a place in our heart. Michael Johnson's Branding in 5 and a 1/2 steps was a big reference for us. So Now Try Something Weirder from @laurencekingpub is right up our alley. Kind of a Johnson Banks "beach read' packed with short anecdotes this was a fantastically fun and inspirational time.
#michaeljohnson #johnsonbanks #nowtrysomethingweirder #laurencekingpub #graphicdesigner #illustration #photography #branding #branding101 #design #typography #typographic #designlife #studiolife #illustration #type #artwork #newdesign #philosophy #beautifulbook

Jul 16/

Happy Friendship Friday!!! So one of our favourite designers and type nerds is @tackytypegurl. TTG has always made us smile with here compositions and we were thrilled when she jumped in on doing a piece for our 31st celebration. TTG says: I was inspired by Angel Numbers which are basically the name for when you see repeated number sequences in your daily life. Each set of numbers corresponds to a special meaning that you are supposed to take with you as a sign of what is ahead.  I searched up the number 31 and thought that the meaning behind the number 31 really reflected this new chapter for Hambly & Woolley! Angel number 31 is a message from your angels full of hope and optimism for the future. You have the power to attract anything that you want into your life and the creative ability to manifest anything that comes into your mind.Thank you Tacky Type Girl.
#friendshipfriday #friends #designcommunity #designers #design #graphicdesign #illustration #torontodesign #designlife #studiolife #typography #typographic #photography #canadadesign #torontodesign #community #branding #designer #digitalart #graphicdesigndaily #graphicdesigncommunity #branding101 #graphicdesignersclub #happybirthday #happyanniversary #behindthescenes #stopmoation #animation

Jul 15/

“Building something from scratch is always a risky business,” writes Jamison Steeve in the foreword to the Martin Prosperity Institute's retrospective, Shared Prosperity. @martinprosperity @uoft This was true when the think tank was founded – and now indeed for us, as the firm tasked with creating a 'keepsake' to honour the full gamut of their work.
It was a daunting and monumental task. The deadline for completion was barely six months. Nothing existed. There wasn't a manuscript, let alone a creative brief. How could we wrap our arms around 10 years+ of intellectual output? How could we honour public intellectuals like Roger Martin and Richard Florida, let alone all the Fellows?
The Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI) was founded as a public-policy oriented think tank concerned with the underlying forces that drive economic prosperity. Heady stuff. Important stuff. H&W worked side-by-side with the MPI team, using a rapid prototyping model to ideate organizing principles for content, chronology, visual expression and thematic elements. We thought about the underlying mission for the Institute and developed a unifying idea, not only for their massive cache of work, but also how to visually encapsulate it all.
#tbt #martinprosperity #celebration #universitylife #uoft #toronto #economicgrowth #university #bookdesign #magazinedesign #magazine #graphicdesign #typography #illustration #typedesign #typography #designlife #prosperityinstitute #greatclients #clients #editorialdesign #photography #gradients

Jul 13/

Are you ULTRA BOLD? The RGD's newest Awards Program celebrates emerging designers who are making an impact on the design community and beyond! 
H&W are proud sponsors of this year's ULTRA BOLD award!
Entrants are asked to submit three examples of their work and a designer statement (maximum 250 words).
All entrants will receive feedback from the judges.
Finalists will receive:
$1,000 cash prize
Free Membership (Provisional RGD or RGD) for 2 years
Free attendance at DesignThinkers for 2 years
Recognition across RGD's communications channels including the RGD website, social media, our email newsletter and at DesignThinkers 2021
One Winner will receive:
$1,000 cash prize
RGD Membership (Provisional RGD or RGD) for 5 years
Free attendance to DesignThinkers for 5 years
Recognition across RGD's communications channels including the RGD website, social media,  our email newsletter and at DesignThinkers 2021
Recognition in a video prepared by Storia
Opportunity to be recognized during DesignThinkers 2021.
https://www.rgd.ca/events-and-programs/ultrabold-awards/info
#DesignersOfInstagram #DesignCommunity #GraphicDesignerLife #CanadianDesigner #DesignProcess #GraphicDesign #DesignEveryDay #GraphicDesignCentral #EyeOnDesign #DesignInspiration #GraphicIndex #GraphicDesignDaily #DesignFeed #EthicalDesign #InclusiveDesign #DesignForGood #RGDAwards #MakingADifference

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