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Chelsea buns from Lou on Beaubien. I had one of these earlier this afternoon, it was pretty tasty! The photo is from their Instagram, I forgot to take one, was too preoccupied with stuffing the bun in my face ?
All we have is now
Creative Mornings with Lea Vinson at the awesome Aire Commune space in Mile End
Tiny Libraries. We have a number of the micro-versions in the neighbourhood, they seem to get quite a bit of usage.
Montreal’s STM is updating their signage (more info), with a focus on wayfinding and legibility. They’re shifting the typography from Univers 57 to Transit, as well as implementing a custom monospace and pictogram fonts.
Never grow up ?
Design Canada ?
Design Canada is a documentary film celebrating the golden era of Canadian design. View the trailer.
I attended the Montreal screening of the film last week and definitely learned a few things. My design history knowledge skews heavily towards Britain and Europe, so it was pretty awesome to see Canadian efforts in the spotlight. I grew up during the period when much of this work was being scrapped in favour of the new, so I never really appreciated some of the systems that we had in place.
The film is showing around the country over the next month, including several more screenings at Cinema du Parc in Montreal. It will be released digitally in the fall.
Thanks to the film’s director, Greg Durrell, for providing me with the film’s title card for this post.
Montreal metro map poster. These are the ones that displayed in the metro cars, they’re quite large. I picked one up last weekend at a local street fair — now I need to figure out how to hang it on the wall.
Get to know Montreal’s steamés hot dog culture. Not as well-known as poutine, but iconic in its own right.