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Centennial Lapel Pin
CM278

Archive: CM278

Artifact Type: Lapel Pin (on card)

Title: Centennial Symbol Lapel Pin

Year: 1966

Designer: Centennial Commission
Stuart Ash (Symbol)

Studio: Centennial Commission

Client: Centennial Commission

 

Size: 77mm X 77mm

Condition: Good / Very Good

 

Donation: Kindly gifted by David Perkins

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Centennial

Stuart Ash

Cooper & Beatty

1966

 

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As part of the Centennial celebrations in 1967, the Centennial Commission produced this handsome lapel pin, presented on a printed and folded backing card.

 

In promoting the use of the symbol, the commission advertised that you should take this symbol and “put it on a banner, use it on your products, and in your advertising, engrave it on your stationery, paint it on your vehicles, wear it on your lapel, display it on your cartons, hang it in your plant or office, stick it on your pay envelopes, stencil it on your coffee cups. Carry it. Fly it. But above all. Use it.”

 

The symbol itself of course was designed by a young Stuart Ash. It consists of a stylized maple leaf comprised of eleven equilateral triangles representing the 10 provinces plus the North West Territories that made up Canada at that time. The symbol used for this piece applies one variation of the symbol as featured in the Centennial Manual (also designed by Ash).

  

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Stuart Ash

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1966

 

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