Type Eh: A History of Canada in Type

Student project to be presented at TypeCon Forum

Carol Aitken CGD, instructor and coordinator of the IDEA (Design and Illustration) program at Capilano University will present a student project at the TypeCon Educator Forum on Thursday, August 22.

Titled Type-Eh, the project was initiated by a group of third-year students and explores the history of Canada in a series of typographic posters.

Undertaken by fourteen students in their spare time, this initiative provides a valuable case study of process, collaboration, community interaction and outcome that exemplifies what students can achieve when they engage with design more deeply than merely responding to briefs that are offered by instructors.The project student organizer was Katie Maasik.

The website www.typeeh.ca shows all 14 posters submitted.

Below: 1946: BLUENOSE by Kira Campbell
1880: THE TRUE NORTH STRONG & FREE by Alexis Young
1680: MADE IN CANADA by Lia McMillan








Carol Aitken CGD  is Chair, School of Art + Design & Co-Coordinator, IDEA Program, Capilano University, Education Chair, and BC Chapter Graphic Designers of Canada