Lest We Forget: Canadian Designers on War

War has long been the subject of the arts and within this genre posters have been important vehicles for communication. Posters are used to arouse public opinion. They reflect changes in attitudes, political trends and social issues. They are advertisements and sources of information. In short, posters are a record of the time.

Designers have used their talents to rally both for and against war to create powerful graphic statements. This year, marks the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and a world which is still witness to armed conflict Lest We Forget: Canadian Designers on War features the responses of 24 prominent Canadian graphic designers to the subjects of war, anti-war and peace. This show challenges viewers to think differently and perhaps act differently.

curator, Alison Miyauchi

Designers:
Tivadar Boté
Robert L. Peters, FGDC
Cindy Bouwers
Byron Pope
Karen Brown, MGDC
Elaine Prodor, FGDC
Carole Charette, FGDC
Lynne Rennie
David Coates, FGDC
Steven Rosenberg, FGDC
Terry Gallagher, MGDC, AIGA
Teak Sato
Ben Kunz, MGDC
Susan Staniforth
Helen Mah, FGDC, RGD
Carter Storozynski
Rayburn Marasigan
Michael Surtees, MGDC
Mary Ann Maruska, MA, RGD, FGDC
Bella Totino
Michael Maynard, BFA, MFA, RGD, FGDC
Janine Vangool
Craig Medwyduk
Matthew Warburton, FGDC

SITE 5
Citadel Theatre
9828 – 101 A Avenue

RICE THEATRE LIBRARY
Mon – Sun: 10 am – 8 pm
closed Canada Day
June 24-July 6, 2005

Reception: Fri, June 24, 2 – 4 pm

The Works Art and Design Festival
Edmonton, Alberta
June 24 – July 6 2005

The Works

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