Film

Showtimes

Dec 13 | 6:15 pm

Design Canada

Director Greg Durrell
Country Canada
Year 2017
Rating G
Running Time 74
Trailer Link https://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi4057185049?playlistId=tt7125748&ref_=tt_ov_vi
IMDB Link //www.imdb.com/title/tt7125748/

From The Booth

What defines a national identity? Is it an anthem? A flag? Is it a logo or icon? How do these elements shape who we are? In the 1960s and 1970s, these questions were answered by an innovative group of Canadian designers who used design to unify the nation. Designers of Guelph and Art Gallery of Guelph present a special one-time screening of this documentary that looks at the logos that form part of our national landscape — Roots, CN, CBC, and Expo 67 (the designer of which marvelled that his bosses let him keep a poster that featured a marijuana-leaf button). “If you drew a Venn diagram — two circles, one representing patriots and the other people who love design — the overlapping portion will adore this flag-waving documentary about Canadian graphic design.” Chris Knight, National Post