A visual retrospective of a time of great disruption.

Restart. Reflect. Renew.

Each year, the School of Design distributes a publication that features student work, events, and program information. After the disruption of the pandemic, we were challenged with designing a publication that reflected the past three years. As a result, the publication totals over 350 pages, including innovative printing methods.

The concept of RE— signifies the idea of recalling events of the past and deciding to move forward differently. The book is divided into three sections that narrate this concept—Restart, Reflect, and Renew. Restart represents 2018-19, as the School of Design moved to its new home at Waterfront Daniels. Reflect represents 2020 and how the world paused to look introspectively during the pandemic. And Renew represents 2021, a time of adjustment and the renewal of our values to go forward.

Translucent paper, reflective foil, debossing on two different covers, one colour, one typeface, and other techniques are used to convey our concept.

Client: George Brown College, School of Design
Design & Creative Direction: Jasmine Silang
Design: Dave Ho Sang
Content Curation: Jane Weber
Oversight: Ana Rita Morais & Luigi Ferrara
Printing: Andora Graphics
Photography: Lee Jong, Jadon Lem, Marcus Macapinlac 

The Triennial Exhibition

To continue the story of the triennial beyond the book itself, we designed a physical exhibition. This exhibit showcases a curation of student work from 2018-2021, as well as interactive elements intended to prompt introspection.

We placed reflective vinyl throughout the School of Design, with the following prompts: "What do you value?" "What are you committed to?" and "How will you move forward?"

These prompts were also printed on postcards and allowed students and faculty to share their reflections.

Client: George Brown College, School of Design
Exhibit Design, Curation: Jasmine Silang, Dave Ho Sang
Oversight: Ana Rita Morais & Sisley Leung
Photography: Jadon Lem, Marcus Macapinlac

Printing: Q Print
Vinyl: U.B Signs


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Jasmine Silang lives and works on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mazina'iga-ziibing Misi-zaagiwininiwag (Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation), the ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᒃ (Anishnaabeg), the ᐅᒋᑉᐧᐁ (ᒋᑉᐯᐧᐊ) (Chippewa), the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.

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