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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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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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Working with Curio: A Clear Approval Process

A good client is naturally very invested in the design process. When many people become invested, however, the process can become drawn-out, and the result can easily devolve to a diluted imitation of the original vision. To keep this from happening to you, we suggest establishing a clear approval process (i.e. having the ultimate decision-maker…

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Startup Edmonton “prescription” postcard

Getting your start-up off the ground can be a challenge, and Startup Edmonton is here to help. What the client wanted to communicate was that there was not always a straight path from a product’s conception to the time it hits the market. We were tasked with designing a piece that helped show that although…

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2017 Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

One of the largest street performance festivals in the world, The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival happens every summer downtown in the city’s Churchill Square. With this year’s event coinciding with Canada’s 150th anniversary, we thought it would be appropriate to capture the breadth of Canadian culture, and the fun of the Street Performers Festival, with lively, varied illustrations…

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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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2017 Edmonton International Jazz Festival

The Edmonton International Jazz Festival takes place during July every year, featuring artists from Edmonton, Canada and all over the world. Each year, we’re challenged with including unique imagery from many different musicians who have provided their own photography into a common creative. It’s important for us to tie everything together in a way that…

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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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Adsotively

It’s been over two years since we launched our project Adsotively; a blog dedicated to showcasing vintage ads from Edmonton. We dug up old ads from old Royal Alexandra Hospital yearbook archives dating all the way back to the 1930s! We even wrote a couple articles about our process. Read them on the Edmonton City as…

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We All Believe in You

We All Believe in You is a community of mental health survivors & supporters coming together to destigmatize mental illness. This project puts a face to what is typically a faceless struggle as many live in the shame and anonymity of their disease. It is this group’s goal to use art, honesty, education, and community to…

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Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute

The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute is a branch of the University of Alberta specializing in innovation in the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence. They focus on developing algorithms and technologies that enhance the competitiveness of Alberta and Alberta-based businesses. Curio worked with Amii to create a new identity to go with their new name. Taking…

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ASEBP Brand Refresh

Curio has worked with the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan for eight years, developing print, web and branding. We have a full case study of our working relationship in the portfolio section. Last spring, we took on the challenge of updating the organization’s brand with an expanded colour palette, photography style, type treatments and new…

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