GDC Vancouver Island is pleased to be partnering with the Sid Williams Theatre to bring a screening of Design Canada to Courtenay.
Date: Monday, November 5
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Sid Williams Theatre, 442 Cliff Avenue
Tickets: NIC design students and GDC members $11 | Theatre Society ENCORE! members $14.92 | General admission $17
Tickets are available through the Sid Williams Theatre Society website or in-person at the box office.
If you are a GDC member or student at North Island College, please email us for the promo code to get your discounted tickets!
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