New. A semi-regular blog feature – curating & commenting on design, logo & branding news from across Canada and around the world.
We’ve run Snippets on our core blog for a couple of years now as an on again, off again feature (mostly off) that curates and assemble interesting logo & design related news from all over the world. As this is the .ca version of our core site, figured it might be worthwhile to do the same thing here, but with a particular focus on Canadian design. Not exactly sure how regular this can be – other than the regular stuff that emanates from Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, Canuck-centric design news can be either very dry or of the “feast or famine” variety. We’re certainly willing to give it a whirl so without further ado, we present the first ever Canadian Snippets, mostly because we’ve got nothing better to do on this Labor Day long weekend..
Hockey. Canada. Logo.
As this is the inaugural edition of Snippets on this site, seems only fitting..
Yes, the World Cup Of Hockey logo IS a handful of freeze pops wrapped in a rubber band. My idea. You're welcome. pic.twitter.com/dlXKSXs40j
— Bucci Mane (@Buccigross) September 1, 2016
Aaaand more hockey.
This one is nicer though.
Memorial Cup logo revealed for 2017 event in Windsor https://t.co/UdWHEmwwf1
— Chris Campbell (@CCampbellCTV) August 18, 2016
Much, much nicer..
— Canadian Hockey (@CanadaHockeyRR) August 19, 2016
It isn’t a logo. It’s a vehicle wrap. The logo is at the back end of said truck.
— Popular Mechanics (@PopMech) August 30, 2016
Yeah, thanks a lot.
How do you drive a load of OCD suffering designers around the bend? Tell them something like this. Thanks 7-Eleven
7-Eleven's logo is all uppercase except the last n. Just wanted to ruin your life. pic.twitter.com/hRZKDBnNEd
— nanobii (@nanobii) September 3, 2016
Remember we were telling you about Snippets on our core site? Well, here’s the Twitter announcement for that too.
On the blog: Labor Day weekend snippets post https://t.co/uufPpu78G5
— The Logo Factory (@TheLogoFactory) September 3, 2016
Design & the Feds.
Why design thinking is a thing. And why it should matter to the Feds in Ottawa.
— D4AHS lab (@Design4AHS) August 27, 2016
Design Canada Twitter.
These guys seem on top of Canadian design stuff. Worth a follow if you don’t already. Their profile pic is the Canada 150th logo, but it’s upside down – the universal sign of distress. Which gives you an idea what they think about the design contest that resulted in said 150th logo.
— Design Canada (@The_CDR) August 24, 2016
Joey Bats gets down up in a New Brunswick corn maze. Or maize. Or whatever. It’s not Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver.
— Global News Toronto (@globalnewsto) September 1, 2016
If you’re staying in the GTA this long weekend, probably worth taking a look.
— Interior Design (@InteriorDesign) August 31, 2016
— Interior Design (@InteriorDesign) August 29, 2016
Toronto Maple Leafs.
More hockey. More logo. This time on the ice at the Air Canada Centre.
— Chris Creamer (@sportslogosnet) September 2, 2016
Toronto Maple Leafs get a new logo: https://t.co/JZoLScpUwN | Revamped identity connects back to the team’s most-successful era (mid-’60s).
— Stephen Barrington (@stphnbrrngtn) September 3, 2016
When logos collide.
Snoop’s new weed brand logo is catching some flak on the alleged similarity with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Don’t get it myself, but then I don’t have a building full of lawyers just waiting for this kind of stuff to show up on my desk.
Snoop Dogg Gets into Legal Battle with Toronto's Maple Leafs Sports over Weed Product Logo https://t.co/lIMNJhOswq
— House Music Hits (@housemusichits) August 29, 2016
Snoop Dogg v Toronto Maple Leafs: legal fight looms over marijuana logo https://t.co/r8l0o6X0cS
— (((Timothy Jaques))) (@PretendEditor) August 19, 2016
Another allegedly racist sports logo.
This time the mayor wants it gone and the clock is ticking..
640 Toronto News Mayor orders hockey team to change "offensive" nickname and logo 640 Toronto News The mayor of… https://t.co/v16MLuue4h
— Viviane (@VivianeIDK) August 24, 2016
— The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) August 23, 2016
Toronto Trash Pandas.
When The Blue Jays and Pandas collide, they create this kinda nifty logo mashup. Available on T-shirts because why the hell not?
— Ian Barlow (@ibarlow) August 24, 2016
One does not (allegedly) borrow bits of the Raptors logo.
Sports fans tend to take this kind of stuff very seriously. As do lawyers sitting in that building we just talked about. This fella seems to have a point too..
— xRaaider (@xRaaider) August 22, 2016
Sears Canada gets a new logo.
Reaction ranges from “meh” to full-core meltdown on the awfulness of it all.
— Marketing Magazine (@Marketing_Mag) August 26, 2016
One of Canada's most well-known department stores is harnessing the power of the logo in its rebranding strategy…. https://t.co/hUumEKkYVG
— martketer (@martketerdesign) August 24, 2016
The new Sears (Canada) logo may be "bold and confident", but I'd add "boring". If it's a soft launch for USA, ditch. https://t.co/39pKW065Wd
— Odi Kosmatos (@Kosmatos) August 27, 2016
Seriously folks, THIS IS GODAWFUL! This logo is for a national consumer brand— not a local plumber. https://t.co/BYXkwsKxZ7
— m-design.ca (@mDesignCanada) September 3, 2016
Okay, what’s this design thinking stuff all about?
Apparently Canada is leading the way though, which is good, once we all find out when it means.
— John D. Willis (@TOjohnw) August 30, 2016
But you probably could have told us that a little earlier.
— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) August 23, 2016
Montreal Olympics logo.
Thirty years old, but this classic is still a favorite for many design fans.
— Creative Review (@CreativeReview) August 19, 2016
Yes, another hockey bit.
This time Niagara Falls and a sweet little Ice Dogs anniversary logo.
Here it is! Our 10th anniversary logo! pic.twitter.com/mlBe0fRVq6
— Niagara IceDogs (@OHLIceDogs) August 16, 2016
The CBC Exploding Pineapple.
Sign the petition to get the CBC Graphic Manual released. It’s a beauty. As is the lovely logo that’s featured within.
— CBC Graphic Manual (@GraphicManual) July 19, 2016
The Canadian Football League’s Grey Cup logo looks a lot like the old one.
— Chris Creamer (@sportslogosnet) August 3, 2016
The Ontario Trillum.
What article about Canadian design would be complete without a nod to the old Ontario Trillium mark. One of the best examples of simplistic & iconic logo design that still represents and is recognizable as, the real world object on which it’s based. Beautiful and timeless stuff.
— Design Canada (@The_CDR) August 11, 2016
New Alpine Canada logo.
Sure hockey is it, but skiing’s gotta rank up there too. Accordingly, a new ski logo piece..
Love the new "old" logo!!! Go Canada Go!!! ???? https://t.co/3dT2eDSN1S
— Michael Mastarciyan (@theskiwriter) August 25, 2016
Canada’s “hyperactive” illustrator.
Whatever that means..
— Jeff Fisher (@LogoMotives) August 17, 2016