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Carl Brett

Carl Brett

Carl Brett was an Irish graphic designer and teacher who worked in Canada since 1954 and helped pioneer modernism in Canada. He was a founding member of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada and served as president on two occasions.

Couldn’t find much info on him, and only found this gallery of his work at a small resolution, and some sort video interviews with him.


Expo 67 poster

Expo67 was the of most successful exhibition of the World’s Fair and it was held in Montreal, Canada, from April 27 to October 29, 1967.

The design surrounding the exhibition was extraordinary, which was developed by a number of designers. My favorite piece is this poster pictured here. I’m attracted to the super simple design and illustration, and the white space. I’ve tried to do some research on it, but I can’t seem to find out who designed it. If anyone knows, please shoot me an email.

UPDATE: The folks at Kind Company solved the mystery. The poster was designed by Ernst Roch.

You can see more pieces from the exhibition here, here and here. Oh and check out this great Alfa Romeo ad.

Phil Yamada


Not a massive portfolio but definitely some nice pieces by Vancouver based designer Phil Yamada.        



Vancouver based firm Seven25 is celebrating their 3rd anniversary with this gorgeous poster. It’s printed by Hemlock Printers in 2 metallic inks + black and dull spot varnish on 100lb Text Productolith Dull. You can purchase the poster on their site.        

Trip Print Press


Trip Print Press is a printer in Canada that prints with a letterpress. They do excellent work but it seems like they don’t have Helvetica in their type collection which is very unfortunate. Check out their Flickr page for more behind the scene photos.