Posts Tagged ‘posters’


How Are You, OCAD U?

The Research results are in! Dr. Pam Patterson’s 2014 Art and Design Education Lab (ADEL) student led initiative, How Are You, OCAD U? have been gathered and are now being exhibited across campus and at Library Services Learning Zone.

In 2014, students, faculty, staff and alumni were invited by ADEL to contribute and share their thoughts anonymously or not, about their teaching and learning experience and community inclusiveness at OCAD University.

Data collected from How Are You, OCAD U installation from the Library services Learning Zone, online surveys and anonymous video interviews are exhibited in a series of text-based “tongue-in-cheek” posters, data visualization zines and the screening of the anonymous video interviews.

How Are You, OCAD U?

Visit the Learning Zone to read, watch, and learn from this research project presentation, which aims to move us towards building a stronger, more diverse art practice and community for students and faculty.




02 2015

Colours for Conservation

The Learning Zone is hosting a new exhibition of environmental activism posters, Colours for Conservation by Linda Montgomery’s first year students Colour in Context graphic design class.

Patagonia, a leading outdoor and sportswear apparel designer, collaborated with OCAD University first year design students last fall to create artwork inspired by the environmental concerns of local organizations.

The students brought forward their colour theory, graphic design and inter-personal skills to create original posters representing the voice of their chosen environmental organization. A few of the organizations represented were Friends of the Rouge Watershed, Not Far From The Tree, the Waterfront Regeneration Trust and Lake Ontario Waterkeeper.

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The posters were exhibited at Patagonia’s King Street location, and a public poll selected the winning design. Patagonia donated a $1000 grant to Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) in recognition of Avery Kua’s winning design representing their environmental message. For Avery, Patagonia awarded a new winter coat.

The runners-up of the contest were as follows: 2nd place Rachel Hurst (Greenbelt Foundation); 3rd place Jinhee Kang (Project Canoe) and Carmen Chan (Fresh City Farms); 4th place Seraphima Zibnitskaya (Citizens Concerned About the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront); 5th place Michele Choong (Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy), Pei Ying Cheung (LEAF) and Katrina Mitchell (The PINE Project); 6th place Kaitlin Martin (Blue W), Vanessa Lira (Friends of the Rouge Watershed), James Pacitto (LEAF) and Brandon Meunier (The PINE Project).

This kind of collaborative project helps broaden horizons for young designers and gives their work greater meaning and foundation in their community,” said Faculty of Design Instructor Linda Montgomery.

The exhibition is on until March 7th. We hope that everyone will take this opportunity to see this wonderful collection of posters.

Visit Snap Toronto and Mountain Life to read more about this successful collaboration.




02 2013

The Uncertainty/Copenhagen Interpretation Poster Exhibition

Currently on view until December 15th, at the Learning Zone, The Uncertainty/ Copenhagen Interpretation Poster Exhibition featuring poster designs by the students of Robert Appleton’s Graphic Design 1 class.

Here is an insightful overview of the exhibit by Sab Meynert:

The study and interpretation of the physical world has been looked at through classical mindsets for centuries, using methods of measuring quantities of the micro, to qualify and map out our macro world. With Quantum physics, these old methods of measurement have become more obsolete as we learn the conceptual and intangible angles of our multiverse. In quantum physics there is the Uncertainty principle, which suggests that the more a particle is observed, the harder it becomes for it to be measured in terms of speed and movement, because the implications of that observation condition the movement itself. This means that every measurement exacted upon every particle thus far has conditioned it differently from its true unobserved self, and that therefore these measurements are uncertain to be true. Students were asked to create posters around this supposition.


12 2012

And the Winner is….

We are so happy to announce that winner of the People’s Choice Award for the Mega Quarry Poster Show is Evelynne Malangyaon!

Evelynne’s poster, along with the other winners from the Mega Quarry Poster show (Best Poster winners Joanna Lu, Anton Mwewa, Man Yan Ashley Yip and Honourable Mentions Elvis Shao, Zhi Gao, Paul Bernier and Lauren Livingston) will be exhibited this weekend in The View From Here: Artists Against the Mega-Quarry Show & Sale in Honeywood, ON.

About the exhibit: Artists Against the Mega-Quarry is fighting the Highland Companies application to turn 2,300 acres of Ontario’s best farmland into the second-largest open-pit mine in North America. Our pieces are shown and sold in support of a broader effort to stop the proposed mega-quarry.

Visit to learn more about the mega-quarry proposal and how it could affect agriculture, quality of life and water security for over a million people in Ontario.


04 2012

Mega Quarry Poster Show Opening

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Last Wednesday, March 28th, the Learning Zone hosted the Opening Reception for the Mega Quarry Poster Show; activists’ posters created by the first year graphic design students of Linda Montgomery’s Drawing and Translation class. Highlights of the evening included:

  • interactive installation created by Adam Veroni, which invited audience participation to make a permanent mark on canvas
  • speeches by Dr. Faisal Moola, Director General of the David Suzuki Foundation, Donna Tranquada, and Sandi Wong
  • awards presentation for the best three Mega Quarry Posters including Honorable Mentions

To learn more about the Mega Quarry, please visit


04 2012

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