Vancouver Creative Wire

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)

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