Vancouver Creative Wire

October 8, 2014

The Bank of Canada is inviting comment on its banknote design principles


September 9, 2014 interviews industrial designers D. Calen Knauf & Conrad Brown

working together as Knauf and Brown

August 12, 2014

Local interaction designer Haig Armen has created the Mineblock, a plug-and-play private Minecraft server for kids

powered by a Raspberry Pi; Armen describes the design process on his blog

August 8, 2014

Rachel Talalay talks to Bitch’s Sarah Mirk about directing Doctor Who from a feminist viewpoint

Talalay, an assistant professor in UBC’s Film Production program, has directed the two-part season finale of Doctor Who’s upcoming season


UBC film professor Rachel Talalay has directed the upcoming two-part season finale of Doctor Who

Talalay, also known as the director of cult classic Tank Girl, is Doctor Who’s first female director in four years; the new season, starring The Thick of It’s Peter Capaldi, premieres Saturday, August 23rd on Space

July 30, 2014

The Tyee’s Shannon Rupp exposes conflicts of interest in Vancouver media’s arts and culture coverage

Vancity Buzz arts and culture editor Cecilia Lu wrote a scathing review of a show by the Arts Club Theatre without disclosing her position on the board of directors of the competing Neworld Theatre, while 24 Hours Vancouver’s arts columnist Laura Murray runs a public relations firm for the arts and culture industry

June 25, 2014

North Vancouver City council votes in favour of Presentation House Gallery’s Patkau Architects–designed new waterfront building

more information

June 4, 2014

The Vancouver Typography Meetup Group relaunches as Type Brigade

their next event, featuring Celeste Martin and Neil Kandalgaonkar, is the evening of Tuesday, June 24th at Mobify HQ


Hootsuite rebrands

by Vigilantes; more on Brand New

May 6, 2014

Globe & Mail architecture critic Alex Bozikovic talks with Herzog & de Meuron’s Christine Binswanger about their design for the new Vancouver Art Gallery

April 29, 2014

Herzog & de Meuron, the architects behind London’s Tate Modern, have been chosen to design the new Vancouver Art Gallery

if built, the new VAG will be the Pritzker Prize–winning firm’s first building in Canada, although ex–H&dM partner Harry Gugger’s Exchange building is rising downtown; previously

April 22, 2014

Hadani Ditmars visits architect Michael Green’s 6th & Willow townhouses

“a high-design anomaly in an area characterized by cookie-cutter condos and imitation arts-and-crafts style dwellings”; more about Michael Green


Canada Line trains’ poor design is contributing to a lack of courtesy on transit, says etiquette expert Margaret Page

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)