Journal Entry No. 3

September 2023

September 2023

We’ve launched a new initiative: Office Hours.  Aimed at students and early-career creatives, Office Hours are designed to provide people in need of creative advice or career guidance someone to chat with.

Book an appointment and meet with us in person or virtually!

Our work for I Am Toronto Pearson earned some buzz in the ad and design industry press this month. Check us out in Strategy Magazine, Under Consideration’s Brand New, and Design Professionals of Canada.

To celebrate our new office space we held a Paint Night! Each of us painted our own emblem/shield and they are all now displayed in our new foyer.  Can you guess who painted which shield?


Sounds

Mixed by Emblem Vol. 3: Moving Sounds


We spent 3 days moving from one office to another.

This is what got us through it.

Inspiration

“When we refreshed our visual identity in January we spent some time thinking about how ‘emblem’ made us think of shields and heraldry. We decided to include a new shield shape as part of our branding and it made me think of a series by Canadian art collective General Idea ever since.”


-Joshua, Associate Creative Director

Phoenix with a P,  1986.
Down the Drink  from Fear Management, 1987.
The Hand of the Spirit of Miss General Idea  from Fear Management, 1987.
Where the Fur Flies,  1986.
Dr. Brute Shield  from Fear Management, 1987.

Work

Our studio specializes in publication design and over the past few years we’ve shot, produced and designed 8 separate issues for the University Health Network and Humber River Hospital.

These are some of our favourite pages.

View more of our editorial work on our website.

Free Food

We do a ton of photography for social media and it helps to see common crop sizes at once.


Download these guides to help with your photography process.

Get content like this straight to your inbox plus first access to freebies, events and more.

Journal Entry No. 3

September 2023

September 2023

We’ve launched a new initiative: Office Hours.  Aimed at students and early-career creatives, Office Hours are designed to provide people in need of creative advice or career guidance someone to chat with.

Book an appointment and meet with us in person or virtually!

Our work for I Am Toronto Pearson earned some buzz in the ad and design industry press this month. Check us out in Strategy Magazine, Under Consideration’s Brand New, and Design Professionals of Canada.

To celebrate our new office space we held a Paint Night! Each of us painted our own emblem/shield and they are all now displayed in our new foyer.  Can you guess who painted which shield?


Sounds

Mixed by Emblem Vol. 3: Moving Sounds


We spent 3 days moving from one office to another.

This is what got us through it.

Inspiration

“When we refreshed our visual identity in January we spent some time thinking about how ‘emblem’ made us think of shields and heraldry. We decided to include a new shield shape as part of our branding and it made me think of a series by Canadian art collective General Idea ever since.”


-Joshua, Associate Creative Director

Phoenix with a P,  1986.
Down the Drink  from Fear Management, 1987.
The Hand of the Spirit of Miss General Idea  from Fear Management, 1987.
Where the Fur Flies,  1986.
Dr. Brute Shield  from Fear Management, 1987.

Work

Our studio specializes in publication design and over the past few years we’ve shot, produced and designed 8 separate issues for the University Health Network and Humber River Hospital.

These are some of our favourite pages.

View more of our editorial work on our website.

Free Food

We do a ton of photography for social media and it helps to see common crop sizes at once.


Download these guides to help with your photography process.

Get content like this straight to your inbox plus first access to freebies, events and more.

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