Graphic Research Group works to provide a platform for faculty, students and others working in Communication Design at Emily Carr to indulge themselves in activities and workshops and share their work through various platforms while build a community of practice.
The logo form of GRG has been inspired from researching into the history of symbols and characters, giving rise to bizarre forms and shapes — ‘dingbats’ (derived from ancient printing heritage). These are commonly found in most of the computing systems but often ignored due to its legibility. These non-textual stylised symbols were created to be used as a unique tool for the pre-internet era. It was akin to emojis, but with more utility.
Emojis are like dingbats in being typographical symbols. "But they also hark back to the ancient concept of picture writing from which pictographic-ideographic-logographic Chinese characters and kanji evolved.” - Charles Bigelow
The dingbats used are the symbolic representation of the abbreviation 'GRG'.
(Images by The Stationery Project)
Merchandise for the speakers and guests