Chris Cran Exhibition Catalogue

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Entry Description

It was essential that the design of this catalogue be sympathetic to the work of this contemporary artist. The halftone dot was chosen as an approach for the cover as this technique has been one constant in the artist’s multifaceted career. The colour sleeve was incorporated as a way to reference the many layers in this artist’s practice, and the use of one of the Chorus faces on the cover was a humorous nod to the visitor experience. A selection of Chorus works were also used throughout the catalogue as dividers between sections. The rationale behind this was to tie the inside of the book in with the cover and extend the idea of commentary and the importance of the halftone in this artist’s work. A spot-UV varnish was used on the cover to give the image a three-dimensional quality similar to his works.

About Designer

Accredited (RGD) Ottawa-based multi-faceted designer with more than twenty years of experience in the design and creative industry, including high-profile exhibition design and editorial. He blends innovation with practicality and an unswerving focus on results. Stefan excels at all elements of the creative process and has a multifaceted approach to design, his work span many areas and mediums. As a professional, he works every day to forge profound links between organizations and their audiences through clear, creative, effective and well-managed designs and strategies.

Awards and Prize

2017 36th Annual Alcuin Society | Canadian Book Design Awards Pictorial First Place 2017 HOW International Awards (Merit Winner | Editorial) 2017 HOW International Awards (Merit Winner | Poster) 2018 Graphis Design Annual Silver (Book Design) 2018 German Design Award Nomination (Excellent Communications Design) 2017 GDUSA 54th Graphic Design Awards (Editorial Award) 2017 IDCA Awards Gold (Best Scenography for a Temporary Exhibition) 2017 Advertising and Design Club Canada Merit (Editorial & Book Design) 2017 Society of Typographic Arts STA100 2017 AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers Best Covers Selections 2017 GDUSA’s American In-House Design Awards Catalog Award 2017 Favourite Design Award Design of the Day (July 10) 2017 IDA Design Awards Honorable Mention 2017 A’ Design Award Golden (Print and Published Media) 2017 A’ Design Award Silver (Graphic and Visual Communication) 2017 uVu|Veritiv Design and Print Excellence Award in Book Design 2017 Communication Art | Typography Annual 7 Award of Excellence in Book Design 2016 Design and Design | International Design Awards Design of the Day (23.12.16) 2016 Design and Design | International Design Awards Design of the Day (17.12.16) 2016 Redgee Awards (Canadian Regional Design Awards) Best of Region 2016 Redgee Awards (Canadian Regional Design Awards) Print Marketing Award 2016 Redgee Awards (Canadian Regional Design Awards) Honorable Mention 2016 Design and Design | International Design Awards Design of the Day (17.11.16) 2016 RGD 1st In-House Design Award of Merit 2016 RGD 1st In-House Design Award of Distinction 2013 Best Book Design from all over the World | Stiftung Buchkunst Nomination 2012 31st Annual Alcuin Society | Canadian Book Design Awards Pictorial First Place