Posts in the Category: design

Valentine Round-Up

Whether you love or hate Valentine’s day, you can probably agree that it’s a great excuse for some fun design. I’ve rounded up some of my favourites here.     — Heather Allan Peters for Way to Grow   Ken Barber   Carolina Buzio for Pinterest   Wells Collins and Graham Clifford   Luke Bott […]

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Coffee Coffee Coffee

The team here at FAC loveees coffee — So much so that we even have our very own espresso machine! Having only lived in the city for a few months, I am amazed at the quality of coffee Vancouver has to offer. I grew up on Tim Hortons, and then converted to Starbucks for many years […]

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FAC Sales Centre Field Trip!

Yesterday a group from FAC went on a field trip to visit a collection of Sales Centres from their own portfolio. The list included: Madison & Dawson, The Park, and Modello. With a lot of new faces around the office, visiting these 3D works of art allowed the team to see the good and the bad […]

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Molly Jacques

Who isn’t into hand-lettering these days? After telling myself the past year how I’ve always wanted to practice, I’ve finally been able to spend some time away from the computer to work on my hand-lettering skills. Having been used to spending much of my time in the digital world where mistakes can easily be adjusted and design can […]

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AdamJK’s Internet Gift Shop

I was introduced to Adam J. Kurtz’s work recently through another illustrator I like, and I can’t get over how much I love the lighthearted voice poking fun at internet culture in his work. It makes you a little more aware of how strange our obsession with social media is, but instead of making you feel […]

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Mythical Escapism

Made from mirrored boxes and a pile of dirt, Khao Mo (Mythical Escapism) is a sanctuary installation designed by Sanitas Studio, a Landscape and Art studio based in Bangkok, Thailand. Inspired by social context and cultural research, the Thai studio explores the boundaries between landscape architecture and fine art, through forms of art installations and sculptures. […]

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PEOPLE

The rest of the world has been buzzing about French born, Berlin based illustrator Blexbolex for some time, but I only recently got my hands on one of his books. A screen-printer by training, Blexbolex has an amazing nack for simple yet beautiful illustrations that appeal to children and adults alike. ‘People’, translated from the […]

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Moody Ales Launch

A couple of weeks ago Moody Ales, over in Port Moody had an opening party. I have been lucky enough to be part of the team working on the branding/packaging/everything for this new brewery for the past few months. It was all terribly exciting seeing everything in action in the tasting room. The feature wall […]

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Fading Bold

Embedded in this fast-paced technology driven world, we are often intrigued by the simplicity of the pre-tech era and moved by the forgotten past. It is this nostalgia that makes us value antiques, for their craft and for the number of untold stories they withhold. Sign making, once considered a trade slowly fading into extinction, […]

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Paper Planes

Designers love paper. Each stock carries its own personality and a certain little something that can’t be replicated in the digital medium. We all celebrate our love of the stuff in different ways, but French designer Maud Vantours takes her love of paper to another level, blurring the lines between art & design and bringing dimension to […]

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IDS West

Vancouver Design Week ended this weekend with IDS West, and a few of us were lucky enough to check out some of the great industrial design the city has to offer. The exhibition included the usual display of granite counter tops and wood floor panels, but there seemed to be an increased focus on new, […]

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Peep Show

Everybody, it’s Vancouver Design Week! So hit the streets and check out all the amazing events going on—from type tours, to pop-up shops and creative mornings, there’s more than you can handle to saturate your designerly desires. I’m very excited to be a part of a show going on this week along with another co-worker […]

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Liquid Type

I recently discovered the work of Brooklyn based designer, Jessica Svendsen, and immediately fell in love with her style. Her use of grid, typography and space is immaculate; she transforms typographic elements living within a 2D space into a more tangible — almost liquid — state. Jessica’s recurrent use of shadow, texture and layering help […]

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Coupland

Last week I finally had the chance to drop by the Vancouver Art Gallery to check out Douglas Coupland’s exhibit: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything. It’s quite a fun exhibit to walk through–plenty of pop art and contemporary art pieces of Coupland’s work since 2000. Most of the pieces focus on cultural identity, […]

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Batter up!

Following the great success of last summer’s day trip, FAC will travel once again to Nat Bailey Stadium to watch the Canadians battle it out on the diamond. Now, I may not be much of a baseball aficionado, but I can appreciate a good jersey when I see one. Here are a few of my personal […]

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Vegas Baby

While some FAC team members were in San Francisco for the long weekend, I was in Las Vegas! Not to be left out, I’ve collected a few design tributes to the city of sin. Without a doubt, Vegas has a city-wide identity that everyone can recognize, even if you’ve never been there. It’s full of flashing lights […]

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San Fran Baby

Over the long weekend a group of us went to San Francisco for a weekend getaway. The city is filled with beautiful victorian architecture and covered with amazing hand-painted signage, posters, logos–as designers it was type heaven. Having been back a couple of days, I’m already missing the sunny state of California… Until next time, here’s an […]

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Wes

Let’s be honest here, we all have a bit of a crush on Wes Anderson. Seeing as we’re going on a team outing to watch The Grand Budapest Hotel next week (can’t wait), it seems apt to post a tribute of sorts to the great man. His attention to detail is second to none, from the […]

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Diggin’ the Archives: Marketplace Events Summer Postcard

We had worked on this postcard for Marketplace Events in the summer and I had a lot of fun with this project so I figure it would be nice to share with all of you as well! The brief was to create an eye-catching postcard to attract new customers at the Homeshows so I set […]

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Yummy Pantone

  I’m always entertained and slightly amused whenever I come across David Schwen’s work. One of my favourite projects of his, which I’m positively certain you’ve seen it before, is the Food Art Pairings project. As the name suggests, the Minneapolis-based designer pairs everyday foods that go together and photographs them. Plain and simple. From chicken […]

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