Through the lens of graphic design, Design Canada follows the transformation of a nation from a colonial outpost to a vibrant multicultural society.
Not only does it celebrate Canada’s contributions to the design world, but it also asks more fundamental questions about how design can truly shape a nation and its citizens. What defines a national identity? Is it an anthem? A flag? Is it a logo or an icon? And how do these elements shape who we are? In the 1960s and 70s, a group of now world-renowned designers ushered in the golden age of Canadian graphic design and created some of Canada’s most enduring symbols that unified the country.
Director Greg Durrell believes the film to be bigger than design, although it is about symbols and logos and flags. According to him, these things have a deeper significance and meaning than we typically think about. Retracing Canada's design lineage is a reminder that to know a country’s graphic design is to know its history.
A collaboration of Design Friends & Luxembourg City Film Festival.
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Monobloc tells the story of the best-selling piece of furniture of all time. Estimates claim there are a billion of these cheap plastic chairs in use all over the world. This unassuming chair threatens our environment and good taste but is indispensable for millions of people to whom a chair is a chair and nothing more. This is the tale of an object viewed through a critical eye on globalisation - a story that spans functionality and beauty, capitalism and sharing, consumption and recycling.