I’m judging a couple of categories in this year’s Graphex Awards, the categories for logos and brand identities. The logos are more difficult to vote on because entries tend to be submitted in isolation without any context, but here are a few that stand out.
Sounds Like Architecture
“In 2010, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada held its national conference in Saskatoon in association with the Saskatchewan Association of Architects. As it was to coincide with the Sasktel Saskatchewan International Jazz Festival, the committee agreed that a corresponding theme could bring a new spirit to the event.”
Designed by Christian Jensen for The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
All Canadian Grain
“The design combines kernels of grain in a variety of colours representing the different products offered by All Canadian Grain Inc. Together the kernels form a maple leaf. The colour red was chosen to symbolize Canada. Gold was chosen represent Saskatchewan.”
Designed by Bravo Tango Advertising for All Canadian Grain.
Burnaby Velodrome Club
“Burnaby Velodrome Club is one of only two indoor velodromes in Canada. The stylized b icon is inspired by coloured hardwood strips on the surface of the track.”
Royal Canadian Mint
“Created using circles of different sizes which represent the different denominations that the Royal Canadian Mint strikes. Those circles were used to make up the maple leaf, a strong symbol of this Canadian institution.”
The Graphex Awards reception will take place in Edmonton, Alberta in May 2014. Read more about Canada’s biennial national design awards over on the Graphex website.