A Way Out of The Mirror

Lead DesignerStefan Canuel
Design TeamDesign: Stefan Canuel, Typeset: Natalie Ann Garneau
ClientNational Gallery of Canada
CreditsDrawings by Geoffrey Farmer
Prize(s)1st Place in Print / Catalogs
Entry Description

The design of the book was based on a child story book telling a story through images, with the mantis as the main character (A larger-than-life-size praying mantis sculpture reading a text book, a supposed teenage effigy of Farmer himself). Titled after an Allen Ginsberg poem, A Way Out of the Mirror, the special edition book came in a personalized Tyvek pink envelope that you can reveal the way out while pulling the book from it. The choice of Tyvek for its outstanding water resistance, so it could withstand Geoffrey’s waterworks for the biennial and pink, a pink that represents Geoffrey.

Bio

Accredited (RGD) Ottawa-based multi-faceted designer with more than twenty years of experience in the design and creative industry, including high-profile exhibition design and editorial. He blends innovation with practicality and an unswerving focus on results. Stefan excels at all elements of the creative process and has a multifaceted approach to design, his work span many areas and mediums. As a professional, he works every day to forge profound links between organizations and their audiences through clear, creative, effective and well-managed designs and strategies.

Awards and Prize

2017 36th Annual Alcuin Society | Canadian Book Design Awards Pictorial First Place
2017 HOW International Awards (Merit Winner | Editorial)
2017 HOW International Awards (Merit Winner | Poster)
2018 Graphis Design Annual Silver (Book Design)
2018 German Design Award Nomination (Excellent Communications Design)
2017 GDUSA 54th Graphic Design Awards (Editorial Award)
2017 IDCA Awards Gold (Best Scenography for a Temporary Exhibition)
2017 Advertising and Design Club Canada Merit (Editorial & Book Design)
2017 Society of Typographic Arts STA100
2017 AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers Best Covers Selections
2017 GDUSA’s American In-House Design Awards Catalog Award
2017 Favourite Design Award Design of the Day (July 10)
2017 IDA Design Awards Honorable Mention
2017 A’ Design Award Golden (Print and Published Media)
2017 A’ Design Award Silver (Graphic and Visual Communication) 2017 uVu|Veritiv Design and Print Excellence Award in Book Design 2017 Communication Art | Typography Annual 7 Award of Excellence in Book Design
2016 Design and Design | International Design Awards Design of the Day (23.12.16)
2016 Design and Design | International Design Awards Design of the Day (17.12.16)
2016 Redgee Awards (Canadian Regional Design Awards) Best of Region
2016 Redgee Awards (Canadian Regional Design Awards) Print Marketing Award
2016 Redgee Awards (Canadian Regional Design Awards) Honorable Mention
2016 Design and Design | International Design Awards Design of the Day (17.11.16)
2016 RGD 1st In-House Design Award of Merit
2016 RGD 1st In-House Design Award of Distinction
2013 Best Book Design from all over the World | Stiftung Buchkunst Nomination
2012 31st Annual Alcuin Society | Canadian Book Design Awards Pictorial First Place