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Working with Curio: Asset Requirements

November 9, 2018

Great design is the result of a million little things done right. Vector logo files. 300 dpi photography. Content that is approved and finalized. All of this may or may not be in your wheelhouse, and regardless, we’re happy to explain in further detail (or to work with your writers, designers, and photographers directly). If… Take a look


Working with Curio: A Healthy Relationship

November 2, 2018

Whether we’re just getting to know you or we’ve gotten along famously for years, Curio wants to be a good friend to our client. To know what makes you unique and special. To be honest and dutiful. And to visually show the world how amazing you are. Of course, we realize it takes time to… Take a look


Working with Curio

October 29, 2018

Over the years, we have worked on countless design projects. The Working with Curio booklet shares the tips we have learned along the way that help a project to be both successful and enjoyable for everyone involved. Whether you are new to collaborating with a design team or this is a familiar process, we’re so… Take a look

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Alberta Airshed Council Animation

October 11, 2018

The Alberta Airsheds Council is a government organization whose mandate is to monitor and improve the quality of air in the province. Part of their mandate also includes educating the public on the importance of their role. Curio assisted them with scripting and animating an educational video, aimed at elementary-aged children. It outlines what the… Take a look

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Royal Alberta Museum – Footprints

October 2, 2018

This project is a whimsical representation of Alberta animal species. The Royal Alberta museum commissioned Curio to create footprint illustrations of different animal footprints to run along the floor of the Children’s museum. We worked closely with the RAM team to develop sizing that is accurate to the paw print and stride of each animal…. Take a look

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Royal Alberta Museum – Trees & Grains

This project celebrates the tree and grain species in Alberta, Canada. The Royal Alberta Museum commissioned Curio to develop a series of tree and grain illustrations for the children’s museum. These illustrations are placed within an interactive exhibition where patrons can examine and touch a corresponding tree trunk or observe a tube of dried grains.

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Mosquito’s Wedding

September 25, 2018

Mosquito’s Wedding (All We Need Is Love), produced by Shumka Dance, is a new production inspired by a traditional Ukrainian folk song. The all-ages dance theatre production will feature a number of insect characters from various “regions” of Ukraine The theme of the production is poignant, being one of acceptance, diversity, and overcoming stereotypes. The… Take a look

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Transform Your City Mural

June 4, 2018

In partnership with Make Something Edmonton, Edmonton Public Library and the City of Edmonton, Curio was hired to develop a unique art installation in the downtown core. The Transform Your City Fence Installation represents how a small scale, tactile DIY intervention can contribute to beautifying a public space. We targeted the sidewalk opposite the fenced… Take a look


It’s a logo party!

March 20, 2018

We have a new section in the Curio portfolio focusing on logo design! Feel free to check it out, we’ve added some more recent logo projects and hope to update it on a semi-regular basis.

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BWDC 2017-18 Season

March 23, 2018

We’ve worked with Brian Webb Dance Company since 2006 on season materials, including posters, brochures, ads, and so on. 12 years! Take a peek at the look we created for the 2017-18 season, themed Forever 39. We’ve incorporated  a blend of geometric and organic handmade shapes.  Thank you to our clients that continue to partner… Take a look

Startup Edmonton “prescription” postcard

January 3, 2018

Getting your start-up off the ground can be a challenge, and Startup Edmonton is here to help. What the client wanted to communicate was that there was not always a straight path from a product’s conception to the time it hits the market. We were tasked with designing a piece that helped show that although… Take a look

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2017 Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

December 12, 2017

One of the largest street performance festivals in the world, The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival happens every summer downtown in the city’s Churchill Square. With this year’s event coinciding with Canada’s 150th anniversary, we thought it would be appropriate to capture the breadth of Canadian culture, and the fun of the Street Performers Festival, with lively, varied illustrations… Take a look