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Canada Modern is a physical and digital archive of Canadian graphic design, with modernism central to its glowing heart. Founder / Archivist @blairthomson

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Designers, architectes, vous avez mis en place des initiatives pour venir immédiatement en aide aux citoyens et aux… https://t.co/KKBIECtdlT
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4/4
2020
for backwards use https://t.co/kAe6w11htX
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4/3
2020
@kindco @LogoArchive Thanks for the positive vibes Greg. Glad to see people out there are digging deeper than the pictures. 😘🇨🇦CM NEW addition — IDEA 41 — CM235 Artefact Type: Magazine Year: 1960 Designer: Theo Dimson — Full Write-up & More I… https://t.co/ww0AJXGmfu
4/2
2020
@bradleywajcman @NSCADUniversity That’s awaesome. There are some pieces from the late 60s / early 70s at NSCAD I’ll… https://t.co/e5BMiHGl9O @bradleywajcman There are more or less no examples of Mann’s work during his period with Design Collaborative. Al F… https://t.co/kXPZmmxCcwKivett & Myers, Kansas City International Airport (1972) Kansas City, MO KC International opened to passengers on… https://t.co/tijIyZCMfo
Retweeted by Canada ModernThe front and back of a menu used on CN’s rail service, from somewhere around the late 60’s. https://t.co/ghV3G9spNN
Retweeted by Canada ModernWhether it was a telegraph, money order, bill, envelope, or customer facing form, CN wanted a uniform, modern look… https://t.co/ERpqUFMzvK
Retweeted by Canada ModernI de-subscribed to print news a while ago for various reasons, mostly environmental, and re-subscribed this week fo… https://t.co/jgJvuOA6rY
Retweeted by Canada Modern @bradleywajcman It really is. I’d even go on to say that I think it’s a particularly important piece. Hope you’re doing ok B.CM NEW addition — Allied Arts Catalogue Volume 1 — CM235 Artefact Type: Catalogue Year: 1966 Designer: Anthony Mann… https://t.co/67GypUMFUbFour Favourites - People Insta → https://t.co/QDsfRYu17U Shop → https://t.co/DnJEvHy1B2 https://t.co/wWglLD0zDH
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3/29
2020
From the CM Archive — A Conspectus of Canada, Centennial Year 1967 — CM39 Artefact Type: Paperback Book Year: 1967… https://t.co/1VqDpQPQyO#ShowUsYourShelveshttps://t.co/lDGw6MbWOV
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3/28
2020
Nice! If any are going spare... 😘🇨🇦 https://t.co/qG4Xx9JoPu
3/27
2020
CM NEW addition — Dynamisme du Quotidien — CM234 Artefact Type: Soft Cover Book Year: 1973 Designer: Jean-Denis Fle… https://t.co/cjji7h83rW
3/26
2020
@eye_signs Nice one. Loving the swatch inclusion.Four Favourites – Birds Insta → https://t.co/QDsfRYu17U Shop → https://t.co/DnJEvHy1B2 https://t.co/ZXEfaLurrt
Retweeted by Canada Modern @adrianjx @mister_mulligan I assume that and Graphic Stamps are his favourite titles on the shelf. 😉
3/25
2020
@eye_signs I also gave this piece from 1978 mind https://t.co/FyezU8yAFQ
3/23
2020
@MirellaArapian @ottaross @nofrillsCA @DesignMuseum Where do I start... worked well for 40 years... but guess consu… https://t.co/MSAAjkdCPj @ottaross @nofrillsCA @DesignMuseum I hear you Ross. Why I started grabbing the pure typography packs when I could.… https://t.co/l0a78O265G @mfarleyNYC Just a few from the collection. Wish I could find older ones... rare as rocking horse 💩https://t.co/VMuIJbafOF
Retweeted by Canada ModernIn the Canada Modern larder. Current (but collected) @nofrillsCA packaging true to the original Don Watt spirit.… https://t.co/TZyMJW2fChCM NEW addition — International Maple Syrup Institute — TM57 Year: 1976 Designer: Tiit Telmet — Full Write-up & Mor… https://t.co/u72WXNoXDb
3/22
2020
Oof! 🙌🏻 https://t.co/XVwysM9Eq6
3/20
2020
CM NEW addition — Customers’ Guide to Postal Standards and Code — CM233 Artefact Type: Softcover Booklet / Guide Ye… https://t.co/Q3Q4ONEzfLIn light of the COVID-19 crisis, I've decided to stream my films for free to viewers stuck indoors, anywhere in the… https://t.co/tVE3UEJVxx
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3/19
2020
From the CM Archive — Maple Sugar — CM22 Artefact Type: 12” LP Year: 1972 Designer: Carl Brett — Full Write-up & Mo… https://t.co/VU6PvIY82G
3/17
2020
@AisleOne @DesignMuseum With it being audio media, even more appropriate too
3/16
2020
@AisleOne @DesignMuseum It certainly is. One of my faves too. I’d say more ‘pure Swiss’ than ‘Canadian flavoured Sw… https://t.co/kVS4EB2jpiThe colourful ice fishing huts of Lake Winnipeg. More here https://t.co/446viF7b8B In today's @ObsNewReview https://t.co/bHsYH0Q9rp
Retweeted by Canada ModernFrom the CM Archive — Auscultation du coeur — CM73 Artefact Type: 10″ LP Year: 1966 Designer: Ernst Roch — Full Wri… https://t.co/b15XLPHLjbLibrax. Design: Rolf Harder (1977). #pharmacyfonts #fontsunday @DesignMuseum https://t.co/GuQ4P9x2zhHoffmann-La Roche, Test Tube Packaging. Rolf Harder (1966). #pharmacyfonts #fontsunday @DesignMuseum https://t.co/VzQI9tDapXRedoxon-B Effervescent. Design: Rolf Harder (1969). #pharmacyfonts #fontsunday @DesignMuseum https://t.co/PLGVPCP2Vl
3/15
2020
@bradleywajcman Literally NOTHING makes sense in these farcical times... #trump #BorisJohnson #Brexit #dougford #etc @bradleywajcman “He is so narcissistic and unreflective that he is completely incapable of learning from his mistakes.”
3/14
2020
Eaton Centre construction, 1977. Photo: Harvey Naylor @CFtoeatonCentre https://t.co/A2myuTW5nW #TOturns186https://t.co/KHpTXr8wr8
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3/13
2020
CM NEW addition — Olympic Flag Poster — CM232 Artefact Type: Poster Year: 1972 Designer: Yvon Laroche — Full Write-… https://t.co/f2rkfyVXuR
3/12
2020
Featured in the latest, EXTRA ISSUE of @LogoArchive ! Special thanks to @RichBaird and our friends at @ida_wesselhttps://t.co/aIp0Smq03R
Retweeted by Canada Modern @apapenheim @14thstreetblues I’m assuming you guys follow my account on IG? — https://t.co/f5ACyMpRke @apapenheim @14thstreetblues Having Canada Post as a client, today they simply call them ‘stamp concepts’ (when jus… https://t.co/6OWJGMu6AY
3/11
2020
Whirlpool by Diane Giguère, McClelland & Stewart, Toronto. Design: Jim Donoahue (1966). #InternationalWomensDayhttps://t.co/pxmyPahPDZThe Heart of Newfoundland by Dorothy Henderson, Harvest House, Montreal. Design: Heiner Hegemann (1965).… https://t.co/K6J1Z6IHdu
3/8
2020
@adrianjx agreed!CM NEW addition — Metrics and Measurements Si is Simple — CM231 Artefact Type: Booklet Year: 1972 Designer: Stuart… https://t.co/9ZA3TsTDmq
3/5
2020
Post: https://t.co/pjHjB6cLus FI-P-273 Canada Post publication, “XI Commonwealth Games” (1978) —⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣… https://t.co/TFDRwdDD18
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3/3
2020
@taylorsmith2 Goddam. I sat on it for the day and was dissapointed when I say it had sold. Looked mint too. Did wat… https://t.co/p3xqdQloaa @soundclamp @taylorsmith2 Hi Dan. Indeed I do have that one (in fact there was a Canadian and US variation of it to… https://t.co/hUlUFVrmwr @taylorsmith2 Sure is. Keep up the good work sir. Did you happen to squired a recent white cover ‘embossed’ piece o… https://t.co/KeF2HN3NpJTo date, still one of the best examples of #canadiandesign. Also, if you like this sort of thing, check out my site… https://t.co/uO9czMpyXg
Retweeted by Canada ModernPost: https://t.co/f6mzaJuIEB FI-P-271 (Publication) GT publication, “GT time table” (1963) —⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣… https://t.co/IkIdDZuQVj
Retweeted by Canada ModernCM NEW addition — Games of the XXI Olympiad Montréal — TM56 Year: 1972 Designer: George Huel — Full Write-up & More… https://t.co/yo9K8g6Ima
3/1
2020
#CHECKOUT @canadamodern https://t.co/JvIkPGfC7m
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2/29
2020
From the CM Archive — VIPS Video-Tape Service 4 — CM55 Artefact Type: Catalogue Year: 1974 Designer: Nash & Nash (S… https://t.co/z3iizuY6uc
2/27
2020
CM NEW addition — A Packet of Prose — CM230 Artefact Soft Cover Book Year: 1967 Designer: Uncredited — Full Write-u… https://t.co/yyzD0OgVgQ
2/26
2020
@noah_pippen Nice one. Thanks Noah
2/24
2020
CM NEW addition — Basic Accounting — CM229 Artefact Type: Casebound Book Year: 1978 Designer: Uncredited — Full Wri… https://t.co/UtZ8zyxYoM
2/23
2020
@kindco Yes… nice. I’d say Ruder’s is more ‘Photographic’ in its halftone approach… but can see your association fo… https://t.co/07Xq0idgQlFrom the CM Archive — A Study of Management Systems — TM40 Year: 1974 Designer: Anthony Hobbs — Full Write-up & Mor… https://t.co/8hRm2ygAdu
2/22
2020
@AisleOne I’m pretty partial to it too. There’s a series, so I need to get the others too.From the CM Archive — Vegetation, Soils and Wildlife — TM30 Year: 1969 Designer: Hiller Rinaldo (Studio) — Full Wri… https://t.co/xYsDfR3qcH
2/20
2020
@ottaross Nice. The era with preceded CM I would say.. but nice.
2/17
2020
CM NEW addition — I know… Je sais… (yellow) — TM228 Year: 1976 Designer: Uncredited — https://t.co/wGaFXdFbc6 —… https://t.co/gkdnfDCNVw
2/16
2020
@mister_mulligan Perfect. I motion that change. Ontarians can have any of the big circular ones... ⚫️ for Ontario. Done. @aabwpg @daeganf Thanks A!Late cards are still acceptable.. https://t.co/w5Hfzdrsr7 @mister_mulligan @FederalIdentity @eye_signs @GDCNational @RGD @JustinTrudeau @The_CDR @designcanfilm Some could de… https://t.co/XJZ5f9OfOXHappy #canadaflagday ! Before we had the flag we have... Some of the best names in Canada’s design industry... —… https://t.co/0j5BXhx64tPost: https://t.co/rQNEwG8ATY FI-P-256 (Publication) Canada Post publication, Provincial flags (1979) Designer: R… https://t.co/Lz8X69qFvD
Retweeted by Canada Modern @aabwpg @daeganf Don’t let Burt see that... exploding Burton 😉 Will try and make said event. Can you send me an invite? @TadCarpenter Snap! 😴❤️😴 📺❤️ Venus in the Kitchen or Love’s Cookery Book. November 1963. McGraw-Hill Paperbacks. Cover design: Rudolph de Har… https://t.co/2xPSgU4EXN
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2/15
2020
@adrianjx Perfection!
2/14
2020
@christaggart Thanks anyway for letting me know Chris. Really appreciate the support from my supporters out there! #teamwork @christaggart Seem to be working at this end sir. Just refreshed, cleared cache.. still ok…. can you try again? @FederalIdentity Me too. Have most of them I think.From the CM Archive — Canada Post Souvenir Collection 1978 — CM26 Artifact Type: Year: 1978 Designer: Rolf Harder —… https://t.co/9CHnT8hxDU
2/13
2020
@Totalavery Good find. High✋🏻s ! Thank you.Anyone know who did the rebrand for Nordiq Canada (previously Cross Country Canada)? https://t.co/nCw0Oxtd3J
2/12
2020
print cut distribute https://t.co/kt1ZYxQ79z
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2/11
2020
@LangeAlexandra Cant begin to tell you how long it took me to calculate and type the thing up… #yorkshireinyellow #yellowjerseyThis was MEANT to be directed to @LangeAlexandra but went rogue... https://t.co/inUoW3yc3MYour Yellow dotty sweater Tweet seems to be gone (still showing in Tweetbot)… but reminds me of a t-shirt / poster… https://t.co/lVUjGqdxHR
2/10
2020
Work for one of Canada’s greatest institutions. https://t.co/dyX7LUBaja
2/9
2020
CM NEW addition — Eskimo Graphic Art — CM227 Artifact Type: Soft Cover Catalogue Year: 1963 Designer: Fritz Gottsch… https://t.co/ZmznyoZyOQ
2/6
2020
@The_CDR Gabriel Bastien https://t.co/bDFfF1ImDT
2/5
2020
CM NEW addition — Metric Commission Fourth Report — CM226 Artifact Type: Soft Cover Report Year: 1977 Designer: Stu… https://t.co/hP2YGLrHJt
2/2
2020
Reminder: The Early Bird entry deadline for RGD's SoGood Design Awards is today! Need more time to submit? The fina… https://t.co/n9tB87jO0C
Retweeted by Canada ModernMacy Dubois FTW. #torontoarch https://t.co/T6XmKQDCNl
Retweeted by Canada Modern @LangeAlexandra @Curbed Also serves as punchbag?The 2019 #ADCCawards Annual is available now. Designed by @underlineinc and printed by @flash_repro, the book featu… https://t.co/LkCboEZfh1
Retweeted by Canada ModernA digital exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of passenger travel on the 747, curated for @NUL_Transport:… https://t.co/pvk0CX32gL
Retweeted by Canada ModernCM NEW addition — Norisan Cattle Ranch — TM55 Year: 1964 Designer: Frank Lipari — Full Write-up & More Images:… https://t.co/T3hz1bHjn5I’m setting up a LogoArchive launch event for March 5th. Two talks and a Q&A, and an opportunity to see all the Log… https://t.co/4IA00zsyqM
Retweeted by Canada ModernWe’re really pleased to be stocking the latest issue of LogoArchive! ‘LogoArchive Extra Issue – Past & Present’ is… https://t.co/a7nRLR5SwO
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1/31
2020

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