The National Film Board in an agency of the Government of Canada, established in 1939 by Act of Parliament. It is Canada’s official film-maker and distributor with film content typically revolving around the common interests of Canadians and the interests they share with people in other countries around the world. This catalogue follows the same structure and typographic layout as the previous catalogue CM224, although this edition has increased by 30 pages. The categories of films (chapters) were: Canada — The Land, Canada — Past & Present, Canada — Industry, Creative Arts, Health and Medicine, Science, Social Science, Sports and Recreation, Of Special Interest to Women, The World Around.
This piece was designed by Clermont Malenfant with creative direction from Pierre Fontaine whilst working at the National Film Board of Canada. Similarly to his work for CM215 (16mm Films Available in the USA) this cover is special in its unique visual approach where the graphic illustrations transition down 3 separate columns (male on the left, NFB symbol in the centre, and a female on the right). Whilst these feel abstract on first inspection, they in fact build like an animated sequence, which is a nice metaphor for the content. The cover is printed in 5 spot colours (silver, black, orange, green, and blue), whist the inner text pages are limited to black and green ink only.
The cover shows an amendment label applied over the dates in the upper right hand top edge (not the best colour match). It would appear that the edition was originally meant to span 1974—1975, but was later extended to also cover 1976, and hence the patch.