Craft Dimensions Canada was an exhibition held at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in the fall of 1969 (September 23— November 2). It was sponsored by the Canadian Guild of Crafts (Ontario) and made possible by a grant from the Canada Council. The pieces featured in the event were chosen from thousands of entries, each passing through the eyes of an American jury (Glen Kaufman, Ronald Hayes Pearson and Robert C. Turner). The objective was to represent a cross-section of work, work of an extremely high calibre, being produced across Canada at the time. Each piece must not have been produced prior to the centennial in 1967.
This catalogue, designed by Burton Kramer, features a large symbol on the cover, itself designed as a logo for the event. It is comprised of a sequence of concentric lines, each derived from a circle. The central pair of half circles represents ‘C’ and ‘D’ for ‘Craft Dimensions’ and the larger outer rings (with the right hand vertical quarter removed) representative of another ‘C’ for ‘Canada’. A fine red line (thread) encircles the graphic, providing further reference to the country. The delicate detail in the design, reflects the intricate craftsmanship found in the work. A solid version of the symbol was also produced for smaller scale application, as seen in the top left of the cover and elsewhere in the book. The covers are printed in black, purple and red ink on a heavyweight gloss coated stock. The beginning and end text sections are printed (in black ink) onto a tan offset coloured paper stock, reserved for the book’s details and event information. The remainder of the pages, space given to the works themselves, are printed on gloss coated stock in black only. Helvetica is used throughout.