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Design Canada
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The first documentary chronicling the history of Canadian graphic design and how it shaped a nation and its people. What defines a national identity, is it an anthem? A flag? Is it a logo or icon? How do these elements shape who we are?

In the 60s and 70s, these questions were answered by an innovative group of Canadian designers, who used design to unify the nation.

"Retracing Canada's design lineage is a reminder that to know a country's graphic design is to know its history." - ***Wired Magazine ***

"It's the untold story of the images that shaped Canada's identity and it's not just for design nerds." - CBC Arts

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Dan

Well done, fun, interesting stuff. That being said, it appears that aside from Don Watt, Georges Huel, and Marian Banting, all from Saskatchewan, no one west of Ontario contributed very much at all to Canadian identity. What of the Calgary Olympic imaging, or Vancouver? ONE SHOT of a grain ...Read more

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Daniel

Great little documentary! Fun, light, educational, visually pretty.

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Xavier

The sort of thing which makes you thankful for a seemingly innocuous explanation of how art can be political.

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George

I really enjoyed this film and am grateful it was available on Kanopy. Not living in Canada, it looked to be hard to find.