Interview with Designer Becki Chan, Producer of PechaKucha 08.05.18

Interview with Designer Becki Chan, Producer of PechaKucha 08.05.18

Becki Chan is a Vancouver-based spatial and jewelry designer with a background in sculpture and architecture. She also happens to be the producer of the Vancouver PechaKucha Night on May 8th, part of Vancouver Design Week! We chatted with Becki about the event, about her relationship to her creative practices, and the necessity of grid paper.

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In Conversation with Greg Durrell

In Conversation with Greg Durrell

Canadian design wiz and newly minted documentary filmmaker Greg Durrell talks inspiration and process. “Instead of going to film school, making this documentary was my film school,” Greg says, laughing as he adds,” the whole thing was really fucking hard. Making a documentary feels like you’re aimlessly wandering through the dark.” Bet it's worth it, though. We can't wait to check out Design Canada and learn more about home-spun design history!

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Review: Pierce Jordan's Visual Space at Make Gallery

Review: Pierce Jordan's Visual Space at Make Gallery

Jordan's light sensitive piece, outside of being a great conversation starter, forces visitors to be loud to experience the full effect of the artwork. Being loud? In an art gallery? Strangers become friends while collectively shouting at art, while others frantically snap impeccable silhouette photos.

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Interview: Woodtype’s Jérémie Laguette

Interview: Woodtype’s Jérémie Laguette

We interviewed French-born Jérémie Laguette, sign maker and owner of Woodtype. Pick a word, any word—Laguette  can carve it, paint it, and outfit it with low-voltage bulbs faster than you can say “fromage.” From now until Decem­ber 31st, if you buy a sub­scrip­tion to SAD Mag and you’ll be entered to win a cus­tom light-up sign by Wood­type.

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Recap: IDS West

During this annual event, occurring in September, Vancouver welcomes individual designers, artists, makers and design-centric brands to showcase their current works, concepts and products. In addition to experiencing installations and features, there were opportunities to hear from some of the design world’s most notable and talented personalities and to connect with a long list of world-class designers that either call Vancouver home, or call on Vancouver for inspiration.

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