Posts Categorized: design

They Came from the Logo Graveyard (Part I)

Just about every logo you’ve ever seen has a few “undead” counterparts—logo concepts that were not chosen by the client and relegated to the Logo Graveyard [SFX: shrieking heard in the distance]. At Curio, we TRY not to spend a lot of time moping about our own Graveyard. But sometimes we can’t help ourselves. Please…

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QR Codes are back…wait, really?

QR (Quick Response) codes were a touchy subject in design circles when they first started popping up all over North America in the early 2010s. If the term doesn’t ring a bell, you’d know them to see them—those little squares full of black dots and lines that look like 8-bit TV static:  Remember when? In…

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Print Design for the 8th Annual Harvest Celebration

The Harvest Celebration Gala is an annual fundraiser hosted by the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation. The event raises funds for the hospital to put toward research, and building a better future for its patients. For the events eighth year, we chose gentle lines and watercolour flowers to visually express the spirit of the celebration. Building upon this creative platform, we developed marketing materials for the event, including invitations, a program guide, and wayfinding signage.

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Publication design for Arts Habitat Edmonton

Arts Habitat is a non-profit entity whose mandate is to provide affordable, habitable studio spaces for artists. Arts Hab has made great strides in their mission over the last ten years, and they approached Curio to design a printed report that would summarize the last decade of their work. Much like a tree, Arts Hab has, put down roots in the creative community.

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Tools of the Trade

Digital printing techniques have become increasingly sophisticated, but the process still owes much to the handiwork that defines the craft. Tools of the Trade celebrates the tangible nature of the printed format, utilizing techniques that are both contemporary and traditional. A custom Black wrapper – printed in white ink, and sealed with a custom sticker –…

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Royal Alberta Museum – Footprints

This project is a whimsical representation of Alberta animal species. The Royal Alberta museum commissioned Curio to create footprint illustrations of different animal footprints to run along the floor of the Children’s museum. We worked closely with the RAM team to develop sizing that is accurate to the paw print and stride of each animal….

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Theatre Six Pack

For the last fifteen years, Theatre Six Pack has been featuring shows from numerous Edmonton theatre groups. With six shows for the price of one, it’s a great deal and an equally great opportunity to see a variety of what the city’s theatre culture has to offer. Tickets sell out fast! For the last few years, the design…

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ASEBP 2017/2018 Day Planner

The ASEBP day planner is a project we’ve worked on for seven years now, and with each planner it’s interesting to look at how we can bring something new to the project and build upon the brand. The day planner has tips, resources and activities for teachers on how to stay healthy throughout the year,…

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Harvest Celebration 2016

Curio recently has been working on some initial drafts of the 2017 Harvest Celebration Materials, and the illustrations from 2016 worked so we’ll we are using them once again! We created a series of botanical inspired illustration in simple pencil drawing style to work into the event creative. For those of you who are not familiar…

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Jazz Fest 2016

We were very excited to contribute to The Edmonton International Jazz Festival creative again this year. They had an exciting lineup, as always. Soil & Pimp Sessions, Joe Lovano, Gregory Porter, and so many more were featured on stage, and in the pieces we created for the festival.  Expanding upon last year’s design, we utilised a new…

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An Old Street Fest Campaign

We have been working with the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival for over 6 years. Each year it’s both a challenge and a pleasure to come up with an eye-catching campaign that promotes the festival, and if we’re lucky, makes people laugh too.  At Curio, campaigns are pitched to clients by presenting them with several…

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2015 Streetfest

It seems strange to be talking about a summer festival in the cold of February, but we are gearing up for developing creative for Streetfest 2016, and thought we’d share images from the work we created for the 2015 Festival. The original concept of dogs dressed up as people was conceived by Kristin and Rachel…

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