Issue 6 of the Graphic Design Journal published by the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) features Canadian type and typographers. Edited by Circle’s Robert L. Peters, this issue includes articles by Rod McDonald, Nick Shinn, Walter Jungkind, Val Fullard, Richard Hunt and Matt Warburton, as well as Robert Bringhurst book reviews by Circle’s Susan McWatt Fitzgerald. Designed by Susan McWatt FitzGerald, the issue features a “Big O” cover designed by Zab (E. A. Hobart) with fly leaf illustration (“An Orgy of Reading“) by Marian Bantjes. In addition to the 18 Canadian fonts featured on the covers, the issue features Cartier Book Regular, Brown, Goodchild, Usherwood, Richler, and Mambo.
The Journal’s purpose is to provide a forum to encourage dialogue, to promote excellence in design and visual communication, and to help record the history and development of graphic design in Canada. Issue 6 is available through the GDC for $20. For more information about GDC and its variety of publications, visit the Society’s website.