Design Canada Film: Vancouver Island Tour

Design Canada is coming to Victoria, Nanaimo & Courtenay in early November!

GDC Vancouver Island is pleased to present three screenings of the Design Canada film, including a special showing in Victoria featuring a Q&A with the film's director!


Date: Monday, November 5
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Sid Williams Theatre, 442 Cliff Avenue
Tickets: NIC design students and GDC members $11 (contact us for the promo code) |  Theatre Society ENCORE! members $14.92  |  General admission $17

Tickets will be available through the Sid Williams Theatre Society website or in-person at the box office.


Special screening featuring a post-show Q&A with the film's director, Greg Durrell

Date: Tuesday, November 6
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Cinecenta, in the UVic Student Union Building, 3800 Finnerty Road
Tickets: Students and GDC members $10  |  General admission $12

Tickets will be available in-person at the box office. No online or advance sales. The box office opens 40 minutes before showtime.


Date: Wednesday, November 7
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: VIU Malaspina Theatre, 900 Fifth Street
Tickets: Students and GDC members $10  |  General admission $12

Tickets are available on Eventbrite and will also be available at the box office on the day of the screening.

About the film

Design Canada is a documentary that looks at Canada’s heritage of graphic design. Screenings have been selling out both here at home and internationally.

Burton Kramer. Lorne Perry. Heather Cooper. Fritz Gottshalk and Stuart Ash. They’re not exactly household names, but these masters are responsible for some of Canada’s most iconic designs, including the logos for the CBC, CN Rail, Roots and the Royal Bank, emblems familiar to every Canadian from coast to coast to coast, young and old alike.

In 2012, Design Canada began with a genuine curiosity about where the designs and symbols of Canada originated from. Director (and graphic designer) Greg Durrell began shooting the film on a Canon 7D. A year later, Greg met Jessica Edwards, a Canadian filmmaker living in Brooklyn, and Gary Hustwit. The team spent five years crafting the Design Canada story.

Through the lens of graphic design, Design Canada follows the transformation of a nation from a colonial outpost to a vibrant and multicultural society.

Film runtime: 75 minutes

WATCH the trailer >>