Spacing Magazine launches Spacing Films with "Powers of Towers" documentary


Award-winning Spacing magazine, the urbanist’s go-to resource, continues to build on its successful brand–magazine, successful line of city swag, the new Spacing store on Richmond Street in Toronto–with this week’s launch of “Powers of Towers,” the first production of Spacing Films.
For the film’s production Spacing has partnered with Tangent Motion Pictures and Foxley Films, with financial support from the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

“Powers of Towers” profiles Graeme Stewart and Sabina Ali, two remarkable people on the forefront of a revolution that’s transforming Toronto’s now aging suburban high-rise clusters into livable communities that work — and attracting the attention of the international planning community in the process. For their work, Stewart and Ali have been awarded the 2014 Jane Jacobs Prize presented by Spacing magazine.

More at Spacing.ca.

Quill & Quire marks 80th anniversary with special issue


Quill & Quire magazine, the eminent guide to Canada’s book publishing industry, is marking its 80th anniversary with a special issue highlighting 80 books, people and events that have helped shape Canadian literature.
“It’s by no means a definitive list, ” Q&Q editor Sue Carter told Masthead online.:

We called on experts, and spent hours with our image archive, sorting through fresh-faced author photos and candid snaps of book launches, dance parties, and fairs. There was early talk of ranking the entries, but who wants to pit Alice Munro against Anne Shirley? There are the obvious inclusions the moneyed prizes, literary stalwarts, and dominant publishers are all here—but we also selected quiet moments that may have slipped by unnoticed but were in some way meaningful to various communities.

Quill & Quire is published 10 times per year by St. Joseph Media. The anniversary April issue is available now. #QuillLove.

KRW Awards seeking nominations for Harvey Southam Award for Career Achievement in B2B publishing

The Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, one of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious publishing awards programs, recognizing excellence in Canadian business-to-business (B2B) publishing for over 60 years, is seeking nominations from the industry for the Harvey Southam Award for Career Achievement.
Deadline for 2015 nominations: April 15.
Named in honour of journalist Harvey Southam, founding editor of Equity magazine and longtime journalist at the Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Province and Winnipeg Tribune, winners of this award represent the highest standards of B2B publishing and are recognized for their contributions to the Canadian Business Media tradition of distinguished initiative, leadership and integrity.
The award is open to publishers, editors, designers, creators, circulation experts, marketing, sales and promotion professionals, production managers – in short, to everyone in the industry. It cannot be given posthumously.
Nominations are welcome from the entire Canadian B2B publishing industry, and must consist of a completed entry form and at least two letters of support from fellow industry members, attesting to the achievements and qualifications of the nominee.
The board of the Canadian Business Media Association determines the winner, and the award will be presented at the 61st annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards gala, on June 2 at One King West Hotel in Toronto.
Previous winners of the Harvey Southam Award include Harvey Botting, Doug Bennet, Rolf Lockwood, Tom Davey and Jim Winsor.
More information and application at KRWawards.ca.

Association of Registered Graphic Designers hosts 2 events on Future by Design


As a creative professional, how do you connect with your target audience in a way that captivates, inspires, and makes a lasting impact?
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) invites you to join a discussion of how cultural shifts, technological advances and the growing desire for authenticity, immediacy and accuracy across all media will influence future content consumption and the nature of communication.
With two upcoming events that will be webcast and include interactive discussions, participants can connect with creative professionals who are exploring new ways to engage in this environment and see how design thinking continues to influence audiences through the power of narrative.
Wednesday, April 8, 6pm
The Future of Storytelling
Live screening and interactive discussion

Panellists:
Farah Assir, UX Designer at The New York Times
Jake Barton, Founder of Local Projects
Elizabeth Laferrière, Art Director
Click here to learn more and register.

Tuesday, May 5, 6pm
Live screening and interactive discussion
Panellists:
Hannah Kreiswirth, Creative Director at Purpose
Marc O’Brien, Design Strategist, Creative Facilitator and Design Educator
Jason Ulaszek, Founder, UX for Good
Click here to learn more and register.
 
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD). We are a non-profit, professional organization representing over 3,000 designers in Ontario and beyond.

Happy 30th Anniversary Weddingbells


We’ve been together 30 years, but it feels like just yesterday we met.
This spring Weddingbells turns 30, and the award-winning magazine is celebrating with a special anniversary issue on newsstands now. The magazine also sports one of the most go-to Pinterest pages on the web, perfect for ideas for every wedding.
Over its three decades Weddingbells, published by St. Joseph Media, has won 6 National Magazine Awards for its art direction and wedding fashion and style spreads, from 16 nominations.
The magazine will host an invitation-only 30th anniversary party on April 1.

“This event will showcase some of our incredible wedding and party ideas. From live performances and innovative décor concepts, to an on-trend party menu of cocktail foods, an epic candy table and a very special wedding cake; this will definitely be a celebration to remember.” — Alison McGill, Editor-in-Chief of Weddingbells

Congratulations to the team at Weddingbells and best wishes for another 30 years!