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  • Anti-pipeline activists hack the Canadian Dollar

    Anti-pipeline activists hack the Canadian Dollar

    By on 11 December 2015

      The Canadian Dollar Coin is known domestically as the “Loonie” because of the bas-relief image of a great northern loon (designed by Robert-Ralph Carmichael) on its reverse. The loon is somewhat of an icon in parts of Canada in which it is...

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  • Ottawa International Animation Festival fest posters made by illustrator Michael Zavacky are grotesque in all the right ways

    Animation fest posters are grotesque in all the right ways

    By on 24 July 2015

    My home and work base of Ottawa, Canada, is often assumed to be quiet and conservative. Fortunately, we have creative minds like illustrator Michael Zavacky to keep things weird. Michael, or “Zeke” (as he’s known) has been illustrating posters...

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  • Unmarketing billboards provide relief from ads on the highway

    By on 22 July 2015

    If there’s one thing I know about advertising people, it’s that we simultaneously love and hate our industry. What we love is sharing exciting ideas that influence behaviour by inspiring or provoking people in clever ways. What we hate...

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  • It Was Never A Dress

    It Was Never A Dress – women’s toilet signs just got updated

    By on 2 May 2015

    I’ve always found toilets pretty inspirational, but this campaign is taking it to the next level. Activist and software developer Tania Katan and her team at Axosoft have reinvented the way we look at women’s bathroom signs, turning the dress-wearing silhouette into a cape-wearing superhero....

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  • Energia Update workshops

    Animation for Companies, Innovators and Curious Creatives

    By on 12 March 2015

    How to link both creators and end-users of climate innovations. That is where the series of the ’Energia Update’ workshops from Hungary are for. And BEE made the promo. The video sets the visual identity which was inspired by the idea of...

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  • Become a Design Rebel, study Socially Conscious Design

    By on 29 October 2014

    Design Rebel: Socially Conscious Design An Online Skillshare Class by Noah Scalin Last year I wrote (And Reuben did too) a review about the Design Activists Handbook from Design Rebel and Osocio blogger Noah Scalin. A great book about...

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  • Let your cat doing the activist work with this scratching post from Kim Jong-un

    Let your cat doing the activist work with this scratching post

    By on 30 September 2014

    When your cat is your friend in the activist game this scratching post is something for you. There are two types available, Putin and Kim Jong-un, and both are unique, there is only one copy. Both scratching posts were...

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  • A Systems Story in a new and accessible way

    By on 21 August 2014

    This seems off topic, it isn’t about a cause, person or organisation. It is about System Thinking, a concept for understanding and solving complex world problems, from climate change, to public health care, and beyond. Therefore it is very...

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  • An annual report difficult to read because of a handicap

    By on 9 August 2014

    Most annual reports are difficult to read. Canadian agency WAX Partnership used that idea to give the annual from the Calgary Society for Persons with Disabilities (CSPD) an additional function. The brief of CSPD was to create a provocative...

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