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The first documentary chronicling the history of Canadian graphic design and how it shaped a nation and its people.
The first documentary chronicling the history of Canadian graphic design and how it shaped a nation and its people.
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    The Film

    A digital download of Design Canada once it's released.

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    Exclusive Kickstarter-only bonus video.

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    Film+CN Style Slides+Maple Leaf Letter

    A digital download of Design Canada once it's released. Plus Kickstarter-only bonus video.

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    A digital copy of the CN identity presentation slides unveiling the iconic Canadian National Railway logo designed by Allan Fleming and James Valkus.

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    A digital copy of the letter from Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson congratulating the design team behind Canada's iconic Maple Leaf flag in 1965.

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    Canadian Logos Letterpress

    A 5x7 letterpress card featuring a selection of our favourite Burton Kramer Canadian logo designs. (Check it out in the rewards section to the left!)

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    Canadian Centennial T-Shirt

    A Kickstarter exclusive t-shirt reissuing Canada's centennial logo, originally designed by Stuart Ash. (Check it out in the rewards section to the left!)
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    Expo 67 Pictrogram Pins

    4 pin pack! 3 soft-enamel pins of Burton Kramer’s animal pictograms from Expo 67, featuring Canadian native animals (a polar bear, a squirrel and a moose) plus a bonus Expo 67 logo pin. Each pin is 1.5" wide and specially made for this campaign. (Check it out in the rewards section to the left!)

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    Design Canada Poster

    The exclusive poster for the film, co-created by director and designer Greg Durrell and designer Raymond Bellemare. (Check it out in the rewards section to the left!)

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    Signed Canadian Logos Letterpress

    A 5x7 letterpress card featuring a selection of Burton Kramer's Canadian logo designs, signed by Kramer. (Check it out in the rewards section to the left!)

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    Private DX Tour + Year Membership

    A one-year membership to the Design Exchange in Toronto, Canada, along with a private tour of their forthcoming exhibition honouring 150 years of Canadian design. For a group of up to 20.

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    Bundle - Letterpress/T-Shirt/Pin Pack

    Get it all! This reward is a bundle of the Kramer letterpress logos card, Expo 67 pictogram pins and Ash centennial T-shirt. (Check it out in the rewards section to the left!)

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    Canada Collected Poster - Signed

    The iconic Canada Collected poster designed by Aaron Draplin, featuring famous graphic design logos from Canadian companies. Released through this Kickstarter and exclusively signed, only 25 available! (Check it out in the rewards section to the left!)

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    I Wonder by Marian Bantjes

    A copy of Marian Bantjes' book, I Wonder, signed by the author. (Check it out in the rewards section to the left!)

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    Quebec/Canada - Poster Reissue

    A Design Canada exclusive! We've reissued the original out-of-print "Quebec/Canada" poster designed by Ernst Roch in 1979. Limited-edition 21" x 28" fine art silkscreen in two Pantone colours. (Check it out in the rewards section to the left!)

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    Expo 67 - Poster Reissue

    A Design Canada exclusive! We've reissued the out-of-print original Expo 67 Canadian Pulp & Paper Pavilion poster designed by Ernst Roch. Limited-edition 21" x 28" fine art silkscreen in three Pantone colours. (Check it out in the rewards section to the left!)

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    Private Screening+Party Invitation

    You and a guest are invited to a screening and after-party of Design Canada with special guests from the film. Screenings will be scheduled in fall of 2017.

    Locations will include Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal, Calgary and New York––we'll be in touch about which screening you'd like to attend.

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    Signed - VDay Cards by Marian Bantjes

    Marian Bantjes’ famous Valentines Day cards from 2009, signed by the graphic artist.

    Set of 4 cards (6.25 x 9 inch), offset printed on pink vellum paper.

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    Bundle - Poster Reissue

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    Signed Lasercut Poster by Marian Bantjes

    A beautiful 20" x 28" lasercut poster, signed by designer Marian Bantjes. (Check it out in the rewards section to the left!)

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    1976 Montreal Olympics Poster Signed

    Original 23" x 33" print of the 1976 Montreal Olympics "Jean-Jacket Buttons" poster signed by designer Raymond Bellemare. Groovy to the max! (Check it out in the rewards section to the left!)

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    Signed - 1976 Montréal Stadium poster

    Signed 1976 Montréal Olympics Stadium poster by Raymond Bellemare and Yvon Laroche.

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    2011 Olympics Graphics Manual Signed

    Own a part of history with the Graphics Standards Manual that defined the graphics of the 2011 Canadian Olympic Team. Signed by design teams Hulse&Durrell and Still Brandworks.(Check it out in the rewards section to the left!)

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    1967 Canadian Centennial Flag - Signed

    Celebrate Canada with the flag from our centennial year! This full size (approx. 3ft x 5ft) red and white flag is signed by centennial leaf logo designer, Stuart Ash. (Check it out in the rewards section to the left!)

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    2011 Olympics Graphics Manual - Signed

    One more! Own a part of history with the Graphics Standards Manual that defined the graphics of the 2011 Canadian Olympic Team. Signed by design teams Hulse&Durrell and Still Brandworks. (Check it out in the rewards section to the left!)

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    Signed - 1976 Montréal Mascot poster

    Signed 1976 Montréal Olympics Amik Mascot poster by Raymond Bellemare and Yvon Laroche.

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    1967 Canadian Centennial Flag - Signed

    This is the last one we have, and it is now extremely rare! Celebrate Canada with the flag from our centennial year! This full size (approx. 3ft x 5ft) blue and white flag is signed by centennial leaf logo designer, Stuart Ash. (Check it out in the rewards section to the left!)

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    2 Tickets to Design Thinkers

    2 full-passes to Design Thinkers conference in Vancouver on May 30, 2017. Courtesy of RGD.

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    Bundle of the Kramer letterpress logos card, Expo 67 pictogram pins, and Ash centennial T-shirt ($120 level reward).

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    Burton Kramer's Pink Hearts

    Burton Kramer's Pink Hearts
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    Serigraph
    Size: 76.2cm × 76.2 cm (30 × 30 inches)
    Signed by the artist
    Unframed
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    Your Own Screening of Design Canada

    A Private screening of Design Canada for your group, school or company, hosted by director & designer Greg Durrell.

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    20 Design Canada theatrical posters.

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    Screening + Private DX Tour

    A private screening of Design Canada for your group, school or company, hosted by director & designer Greg Durrell.

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    A one-year membership to the Design Exchange in Toronto, Canada, along with a private tour of their forthcoming exhibition honouring 150 years of Canadian design, for a group of up to 20.

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    20 Design Canada theatrical posters.

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