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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. 

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 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 9/

FRIENDSHIP FRIDAY Y’ALL!!! We LOVE @sdionisi and love that she made this and said this: In 1764, French astronomer Charles Messier cataloged the great spiral galaxy known as Andromeda Galaxy as part of The Messier objects, a set of astronomical objects, from star clusters and nebulae to galaxies.The Andromeda Galaxy, known as Messier 31 or M31, was formed roughly 10 billion years ago from the collision and subsequent merger of smaller protogalaxies.Seems like a fitting analogy regarding the original founding of H&W by Barb and Bob (except for the collision part, of course) and its creative, or should I say galactic, evolution over the last 31 years.
#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 7/

P32021, the annual conference hosted by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnership, is the largest P3 conference in Canada and sponsored by @aecon. As some of the industries immediately affected by COVID, transit, power and infrastructure projects have bounced back and are now looking at a positive road ahead. This year's conference will once again be virtual. We were delighted to create the visual brand and have really pushed the way that our designs can create positive impact in this on-screen forum. Using the simple metaphor of a directional arrow, we have created a visual system that works across social media marketing, invitation e-blasts and online breakout rooms.
#conference #P3 #aecon #privatepublicpartnership #virtualconference #graphicdesign #design #branding #branding101 #typography #typographic #greatclients #torontodesign #infrastructure #designlife #studiolife #visualcampaign

Jun 30/

As with all financial managers this year, the University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation (UTAM) @uoft has had to navigate the global pandemic and set themselves up for the future. The UTAM 2020 Annual Report includes details about investment performance, but thoroughly highlights the strengths that continue to make UTAM a resilient organization. With the bold statement of NEXT, we helped shape a strong visual language using big, grabbing typography. We then balanced the clear, direct design structure by using illustrator @lisasmithworks watercolours to add a warmth to the portraits and thematic dividers.
#annualreport #publicationdesign #annualreportdesign #graphicdesign #design #editorialdesign #annualreportdesign #typography #typographic #greatclients #torontodesign #utam #designlife #studiolife #weloveprint #printed

Jun 25/

SO LOVELY!!! We are big fans of handmade... @oooohscar has being doing some amazing things with paper recently which you can see at @wearepapelon. We love the fact that this is no only representative of our 31st birthday but it also captures Oscar’s passion for design and typography and his love of precision and craft. THANK YOU OSCAR. 
This is our series called Friendship Friday (obvs). We have asked 31 of our friends to help us celebrate our 31st birthday and create a typographic or illustrated or just generally cool interpretation of the number 31. We are very excited and very thankful that these amazing creatives have all jumped in and the results as you will see are super fun.
#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

Jun 23/

We are thrilled to see @BlockFilm.inc officially launch! This new simplified, secure and regulated way of financing independent media productions will literally revolutionize the sector. Content producers and accredited investors can finally connect directly, on a platform that is backed by financial authorities, and flash forward projects to completion. 
#BlockFilm #ProducedByYou #FilmFinancing #IndependentProduction #AccreditedInvestors #SecureFinancing #ProducersAndInvestors
#designcommunity #designers #design #graphicdesign #illustration #torontodesign #designlife #studiolife #typography #typographic #canadadesign #torontodesign #branding #designer #graphicdesigndaily #graphicdesigncommunity

Jun 18/

FUN BEAUTIFUL FUN!!! The typographic creations of Taylor Kristan have always made us smile and wonder. The worlds that are built into Taylor’s intricately crafted characters pull us in and keep us looking and studying them as the pieces of art they are. Thank you Taylor. So happy that you were involved. 
This is our series called Friendship Friday (obvs). We have asked 31 of our friends to help us celebrate our 31st birthday and create a typographic or illustrated or just generally cool interpretation of the number 31. We are very excited and very thankful that these amazing creatives have all jumped in and the results as you will see are super fun.
#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

Jun 11/

BOB'S PLAYGRROUND!!! A celebration of our 31st anniversary would not happen with out us including Founding Partner Bob Hambly @bobhambly3133. When we talked to Bob about 31 and Friendship Friday we could hear the wheels turning. As expected the idea is really awesome. Bob spends a lot of time looking, just observing the world around him. He recently spotted a series of game marking at a local schoolyard. He loved the palette and started using his camera to capture details of the painted spaces. The result are 31 partly abstract, partly typographic, all beautiful compositions. Thanks Bob...
This is our series called Friendship Friday (obvs). We have asked 31 of our friends to help us celebrate our 31st birthday and create a typographic or illustrated or just generally cool interpretation of the number 31. We are very excited and very thankful that these amazing creatives have all jumped in and the results as you will see are super fun.
#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

Jun 4/

THIS STORY IS SUPER FUN >>> This photograph was taken by one of our favourite people @rileyjstewart. Riley kindly jumped into our 31 celebrations and as we were chatting he was looking for that ’spark’ (huh, huh?). He recently had to head back to his native Saskatchewan for a family event. Family as you know is a huge part of Hambly & Woolley and Riley got to spend time with his and this moment just… happened. All things came together. A camera and firecrackers. This is Ayden, Riley’s nephew and his friend Reed. The moment was shot with film which Riley tried explaining to Ayden and Reed (do any of us remember film?) but they were just excited to be involved. So thank you so much to Riley and thank you so much to Ayden and Reed for helping us celebrate 31 years of Hambly & Woolley.
This is our series called Friendship Friday (obvs). We have asked 31 of our friends to help us celebrate our 31st birthday and create a typographic or illustrated or just generally cool interpretation of the number 31. We are very excited and very thankful that these amazing creatives have all jumped in and the results as you will see are super fun.
#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

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