The Canada Council (which now goes by its full name The Canada Council for the Arts) is a Crown Corporation that acts as an arts council to the government. It was created in 1957 to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of the arts. It funds Canadian artists and encourages the production of all art forms in Canada. The annual report presents evidence for the quantity and impact of the Government’s investment across the year.
As one of G+A’s very early clients, there stands a long history creating these reports — going back as far as the late 60s. During these early days, and whilst Fritz and Stuart were both based in Montréal, the cover concepts for these annual reports would provide the opportunity for a competitive process between the two partners, each developing their own concepts annually. This 1973—1974 report was designed by Fritz Gottschalk. The cover design incorporates a crop of Canadian artist Gordon Rayner’s 1969 painting (acrylic on canvas) ‘Love in the Jungle’, which came from the Canada Council Art Bank Collection. Typography is set in Helvetica throughout on a 3 column grid and the layouts follow the same formula implemented on the reports produced in previous years. Each new chapter is represented by a colour coded full bleed title page, with the colours themselves, extracted, and connected to the cover art.
Printing: Carswell Printing Company
Typesetting: Trade Typesetting Limited
See other Canada Council Annual Reports here