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martinus geleynse election campaign…

I was thrilled when Martinus asked us to help with his election campaign... he gets a gold star for being one of the most laid back clients we've ever worked with :) He's got a lot of really great ideas, he enjoys the support of so many in his community but above all his energy

martinus geleynse election campaign…2014-11-04T03:24:17-05:00

brantford comedy festival…

the design campaign for the Brantford Comedy Festival is in the books... had a great time working with Jamie Stephens... everything came together very smoothly and everyone involved was very happy with the results... looking forward to the festival!

brantford comedy festival…2014-11-04T03:24:42-05:00

no name…

on the subject of the No Name branding... I was really impressed with Loblaws for re-releasing the original look and feel of their packaging for the 30th anniversay of the No Name brand... there is something about the starkness of the packaging that has a very strange and inexplicable appeal... beyond the obvious black copy

no name…2010-07-26T02:58:51-04:00

all about brantford…

Logos designed by Lucas Duguid of Octopus Red for companies and organizations in the City of Brantford.

all about brantford…2010-07-26T02:02:27-04:00

brantford comedy festival…

Really excited about being involved with the Brantford Comedy Festival. Having a great time working with Jamie Stephens... the festival is going to be over the top!

brantford comedy festival…2014-11-04T03:27:18-05:00

advice for a rookie designer…

it can be tough to break into the graphic design business... I've had a few people ask me "what's the best way to get started?" I'm not sure the method I suggest is the best but it worked for me and I've been in the business for over fourteen years... here is what I e-mailed

advice for a rookie designer…2010-07-21T19:22:48-04:00

now becomes then…

Typography in the 1990's by Ellen Lupton How quickly “now” becomes “then.” A few weeks ago, I was looking for examples of experimental typography to show to my MFA students at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). I pulled a book off the shelf called Typography Now Two: Implosion, edited by Rick Poynor in

now becomes then…2010-07-20T02:15:19-04:00

principles of design…

In design, balance is best understood when compared to the physical world. Think of a physical object, such as a glass of water. When the glass is tipped or off balance, it falls over and spills. To keep a scale in balance it must have equal weight on both sides. Note that the weight does

principles of design…2010-07-20T01:26:13-04:00

your suppliers are a gold mine…

great article by Mark Dollan, Founder/CEO of Creative Briefcase When it comes to building a referral network, many business owners look to networking groups, the local chamber of commerce, referrals from current clients, online networking sites, and their own industry associations. But one area that is often overlooked is your current supplier base. With a

your suppliers are a gold mine…2010-07-20T00:50:24-04:00