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2016 Streetfest

October 7, 2016

Last year’s campaign for the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival — More Fun Than Dogs Dressed Like People — was a riot … A fuzzy, fluffy, adorable riot. We had a photoshoot with real dogs dressed as people!  This year we wanted to showcase the festival by presenting a more illustrative approach to the entertainment offered live on the… Take a look


Prairie Pigeon Patisserie

September 23, 2016

Recently we had the opportunity to design the brand for Prairie Pigeon, an Edmonton-area pastry-maker trained in France. We designed branding materials for Prairie Pigeon that take visual cues from vintage hand-painted Parisian signage, while combining it with a colour palette that’s a little more “prairies”. A support pattern of pigeons and wheat (and fleur-de-lis… Take a look

Curio Fall Lookbook

September 20, 2016

Curio has launched an Autumn 2016 look book! We’ve started developing mini portfolios which we plan to share seasonally, showcasing recent work. Given that so often we work in print, it seemed natural to use an online tool (issu) to showcase the work in a flippable format, giving the feel of a real booklet. More… Take a look

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Glenrose Stories of Hope

September 9, 2016

In the spring, we had the pleasure of designing and and illustrating the annual report for the Glenrose Hospital Foundation. It features beautiful and heartbreaking patient stories about their rehabilitation. Reading the stories and poems, we interpreted them with a blend of traditional pencil and digital techniques. It is such a pleasure to work on projects that… Take a look



August 3, 2016

Punchcard is a web, mobile and sharepoint solutions company based out of Edmonton, Alberta. They work closely with organizations to improve their effectiveness by streamlining access to data through portals, creating web & mobile applications, and consulting services. Punchcard’s target audience is any company, small or large, that values smart access to knowledge and information through technology. … Take a look

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Crawford Block

July 27, 2016

A few months back we wrapped up branding for Crawford Block, a new apartment building going up in Old Strathcona. Crawford Block was originally constructed in 1912 and was, for many years, the home of Strathcona Furniture. It has since been declared a historic building and is being transformed into a mixed-use development, with 40 micro-apartments… Take a look


Artshab Logo Series

July 15, 2016

A favourite project from late 2015 was creating a suite of logos for three new Arts Habitat buildings. Arts Habitat Edmonton is a non-profit company engaged in finding, managing and developing space for the arts. The organization sees Edmonton as a mecca of dynamic, sustainable, and entrepreneurial artistic communities. They nurture, advocate for and build vibrant, healthy,… Take a look


AIM Athletics

April 20, 2016

We created a brand for the University of Alberta’s AIM sports programming this past summer. The program is geared to train and prepare children to excel at different types of sports. The goal is to make sports an integral part of these kids’ lives, and for some, even reach for an Olympic level. It was… Take a look


Old Strathcona Mural

April 12, 2016

This summer we’re creating a typographic mural in Old Strathcona in partnership with the Old Strathcona community! This project has been in the works for a long time and we couldn’t be more excited. What positive message would you like to see on the wall? Head to the Old Strathcona website for more info and… Take a look


An Old Street Fest Campaign

April 6, 2016

We have been working with the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival for over 6 years. Each year it’s both a challenge and a pleasure to come up with an eye-catching campaign that promotes the festival, and if we’re lucky, makes people laugh too.  At Curio, campaigns are pitched to clients by presenting them with several… Take a look



March 29, 2016

Moneta is a branding project we wrapped up in 2014. Brad from Moneta is a financial planner who values his personal relationships with his clients. He’s a client we’ve been working with for many years and is very dear to us. This logo pairs the refined, trusted feel of a serif font, appropriate for a financial… Take a look


March 16, 2016

Adsotively is a project we launched in the fall of 2014; a blog dedicated to showcasing vintage ads from Edmonton. We dug up old ads from old Royal Alexandra Hospital yearbook archives dating all the way back to the 1930s! We even wrote a couple articles about our process. Read them on the Edmonton City as Museum… Take a look