Vancouver Creative Wire

April 15, 2014

Fred Herzog has been awarded the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts

April 7, 2014

After 46 years, the GDC introduces a new logo and identity

by Vancouver-based designers Dennis Boyle & John Ngan; read their presentation (PDF)

March 10, 2014

Monotype’s Type Tour comes to Emily Carr University, tonight at 7pm

January 9, 2014

The Vancouver Art Gallery releases its shortlist of architects to design its proposed new location

the shortlisted firms are New York’s Diller Scofidio + Renfro (currently planning the expansion of the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan) and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (whose American Museum of Folk Art building will be demolished as part of DS+R’s MoMA expansion), Tokyo’s SANAA (winner of the 2010 Pritzker Prize), Basel’s Herzog & de Meuron (winner of the 2001 Pritzker Prize), and Toronto’s KPMB Architects; previously

December 24, 2013

Allen Pike of Steamclock Software celebrates the humanity of unprofessionalism

Steamclock’s Party Monster app refuses to play Nickelback by default


The “ring” is the most popular redesign option for the Vancouver Art Gallery’s north plaza, according to an online poll

the design team, led by Nick Milkovich Architects, includes consultants from Hapa Collaborative, Matthew Soules Architecture and Urban Forum Associates

December 12, 2013

Neighbour presents the Vancouver launch of Earth People, a new publication by photographer Seth Fluker, 6–9pm tonight

more information; in collaboration with Toronto’s Working Title

December 11, 2013

Emily Carr’s Advanced Typography class presents the third annual Pop-Up Museum of Typography this Thursday, December 12th

December 10, 2013

The Instant Coffee Art Collective, a tenant of the century-old Ming Sun building at 439 Powell Street, claims the City of Vancouver has been too quick to order the building’s demolition

architect David Wong says the building has “architectural merit” and shouldn’t be treated “like a piece of trash”; the Friends of 439 have created a petition asking the City to restore and repair the building


Chip Wilson will step down as chairman of Lululemon’s board of directors

previously: Lululemon founder Chip Wilson blames women’s thighs for his company’s faulty yoga pants

December 4, 2013

Artist Julien F. Thomas is crowdfunding a project to convert on-street parking at Commercial Drive and East 4th Avenue into a parklet

in collaboration with Prado Café, public artist Jordan Bent and photographer Eric Scott; part of the City of Vancouver’s parklet program

December 2, 2013

The Beauty of the Book, an exhibition of the best book design of 2013, opens today at 5pm at UBC’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

including selections from the Alcuin Society and the Association of American University Presses

November 27, 2013

Boneta will close for good on December 23rd

owners Mark Brand and Neil Ingram “decided to get out on top”


William Gibson examines the symbolism of military insignia

writing for MoMA’s Design and Violence project; the patches Gibson refers to are part of artist Trevor Paglen’s Symbology series

November 25, 2013

City Hall Watch presents a guide to interpreting architects’ and real estate developers’ misleading architectural scale models

previously: NIMBY groups produce exaggerated, misleading architectural renderings, complain real estate developers (who also produce exaggerated, misleading architectural renderings)