Iconic icons: archiving Canadian logos

Canadian logos

This is very cool and caused my heart to surge with nostalgia. Some clever designers, calling themselves the Northern Army Preservation Society of Canada, have begun an archive of their favourite Canadian logos. In their explanation ‘About the Project’ they write, among other sweet things, about Canadian design and designers:

“We built upon the bold, no-bullshit European aesthetic and made it our own. Clean, tasteful design where it isn’t even required – the numbering on the sides of our trains; signs for national parks, our government letterhead. Even our wheat. Wheat doesn’t need good design does it? We did it anyway, because it’s part of our culture.”

Their logo is pretty cool too — national parks flavoured! Have a look for yourself at preserve.northernarmy.com


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