Upon the completion of Vancouver Recital Society's rebrand, Copilot created the look for the past few seasons. The first year showcased a minimalist design consisting of the new logo on a white glossy cover. The following season was a contrasting black cover. Both feature a three colour application of orange, pink, and black.
Poster design for Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies: The Wall Exchange lecture series event. Professor Cédric Villani discusses the interface between mathematics and art, showing how both these disciplines seek to illuminate hidden beauty in the world. Poster, print ads and web ads all components in this campaign.
The Vancouver Recital Society is a premier concert presenter that offers internationally renowned concert series for world class artists. After extensive research and exploration, the identity was created to fit the personality of the company. Copilot handles all collateral for the VRS such as posters, subscription packages, postcards, print and online ads.
The Chan Centre partners with UBC’s Peter Wall Institute with a screening of the CMTTF’s 2012 documentary The Gift of Music: Stories of Music Therapy, exploring the benefits of music therapy in the treatment of chronic diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. Original concept, poster design and illustration were Copilot's role.
The Koerner Quartet is a Canadian group of musicians with an international reputation for performances with a sophisticated interpretive style. Posters and rack cards were designed for their series of four performances. Each original painting was created while listening to the selected works for each concert.
Celebrating VBC's 85th Season with a new artistic direction, Copilot conceptualized and illustrated four original paintings for four shows. Design of posters, rack cards, ads, brochures, and web presence, complemented a new Bach Choir '85th year' logo that Copilot developed alongside these works.
The Vancouver Academy of Music is a non-profit institution, with a mission is to substantially improve the quality of music training in western Canada. For the covers of their 2015 school program brochures, Copilot conceptualized and created original photography by using instruments and surrounding them in nature.
The Nu:BC Collective and Turning Point Ensemble share the stage for Superimposition, an inventive evening of instrumental music featuring a new concerto for flute, cello and piano, presented by the Chan Centre. As the description suggests, this design layered instruments within the landscape of Vancouver.
The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts has earned an international reputation for its design and stellar acoustics, bringing world class acts to its stage. Copilot has designed all of their season materials for the past five years. Brochures, posters, postcards, ads, and web components were all designed with a unifying theme: elegance, freshness and boldness – ideally suited to the Chan Centre. The design has been refreshed through the years, while keeping a consistent look over time.
Blackbird, Fly is a duet between two sons of Haitian immigrants and weaves together movement, narrative, music, folklore and hip hop. Copilot fused an original illustration with photography to give a slight sense of street art. Presented by the Chan Centre.
The Chan Centre required a revitalization to their current brand identity. By using some of the existing elements, Copilot Design brought the identity to a more unified look and modern feel. The new logo coincided with UBC’s updated branding, and the Chan Centre integrated the identity in all their marketing materials.
Ballet Kelowna's mission is to inspire, educate and entertain through the energy and artistry of ballet. Copilot created their 2014/15 season brochure and poster designs. The creative gave the company the level of sophistication they were looking for.
Copilot Design developed original paintings to showcase the works in a style reminiscent of folk art. An outdoor winter scene in a quaint village for their Christmas concert, and for Elijah, a scene painted right out of biblical history capturing the story of Elijah which illuminated Vancouver's night sky through glowing transit shelters.
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet needed a new look for all of their marketing materials. Modern typography and clean layouts were introduced alongside stylistic photography. The contemporary look changed the perception of this traditional company. Elements were carried through print, online, and signage. With Copilot laying the foundation, they have continued to incorporate these themes into future seasons.
The Literacy Network of Durham Region's mission is to promote and facilitate the development and delivery of lifelong learning opportunities. Copilot developed the identity with a simple graphic with a subtle reference to books that can be easily applied to various platforms and applications.
Poster design created for Blackbird Theatre's adaptation of Waiting for Godot. Surrealism, with a bit of humour, were key factors in this creation. The concept was carried forth to the type ‘Waiting’, which was made out of string and incorporates a noose for the 'g' - adding another whimsical reference to the play.
With three very different performances, Copilot unified the season with the concepts integrating original paintings. Brochures, posters, ads, transit shelters were all part of the marketing approach. The creative paved the way for future VBC's seasons creative to continue with an art theme.
The Koerner Quartet is a Canadian group of musicians with an international reputation for performances with a sophisticated interpretive style. These materials were designed for a series of four concerts for their 2014/15 season. Working with great photography, Copilot developed the materials as well as refreshing their existing identity to giving an updated modern look.
Award-winning author Steven Galloway, is joined onstage with a magician to promote his latest novel on Harry Houdini entitled The Confabulist. For the poster, Copilot developed and painted a vintage portrait of the late Houdini to capture the feel of the period, and give a sense of mystique.
Ten singers, four sackbuts (Renaissance-era trombones) and a harpsichord brought a carnival of early music to the series with masks, theatrics, and salon-style seating. Copilot Design created original artwork and design to compliment this eclectic event.
Brent Belsher & the late David Y.H Lui presented the Canadian premiere of the National Ballet of Cuba's production of Don Quixote. Copilot created an authentic design, to try to capture the essence and flair of Cuba. Influenced by early revolutionary poster art and old style typography, the design came together with a personality reminiscent of the 1950’s.
A highly respected figure in the dance and arts scene for decades, John Alleyne required a brand to promote his new adventure as an independent choreographer. A simple, elegant b+w brand was created. His website designed clean and simple, with subtle moving images and type to highlight elegant lines, depth, and detail.
Tickets Tonight offers tickets for events such as theatre, music, dance and festivals throughout Vancouver. Each year, they put together a package to win 'a year of culture' involving tickets to some of these events. Inspired by Mondrian, Copilot developed the creative to support the campaign which spanned across various media throughout the city.
Blackbird Theatre was after a compelling and eye-catching poster design to promote their latest play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Influenced by the work of Saul Bass - responsible for many Alfred Hitchcock posters, Copilot delivered an impactful design package including posters, rack cards, outdoor and print advertising creative.
Blackbird Theatre's production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, called for a classical feel for the creative. Drawing inspiration from the early 1900's, Copilot painted an original work of the cast based on a photo from Blackbird's press releases.
Surrounded by green spaces, nestled in a peaceful neighbourhood is where the future home of a non-profit senior citizen affordable housing project called Aspen Green will be. The client was looking for a fresh, and inviting brand to reflect the aesthetics of this modern building. Taking a cue from the name, Copilot developed a versatile brand which can be easily adaptable to various formats.
Vancouver Bach Choir's 2013/14 Season required a bright, festive look for it's marketing materials. Copilot Design delivered with a concept of a stained glass look and feel through original illustrations, and with design for all marketing materials for the season.
The Northshore Action on Prevention Task Force is a group with one focus: the prevention of alcohol in the hands of minors. For three-years now, Copilot has been the creative force behind the campaigns. The creative had to be bold, with strong messaging to communicate effectively. We went beyond design to create the tagline ‘Think Before You Let Them Drink’.
Nutrition advice based on simplicity and moderation, not fad. This is what Connie offers as a holistic nutritional consultant. Her brand needed to be fresh and simple, reflecting what she is all about. Working with her initials, Copilot developed a personal brand, with a subtle reference to the infinity symbol.
Peter Chu's contemporary dance company: chuthis, was in search of a modern, fresh rebrand to showcase their diversity and talent. Copilot created his logo and branding including website and promotional materials, including his show poster in Las Vegas for Nothing Sticks.
Blackbird Theatre's adaptation of Moliére's comedy, called for a bold and audacious creative. Painting an original Don Juan as the main focus, with supporting elements relating to the play, Copilot captured the mystery and intrigue of this rogue character.
This non-profit program, run by the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society, encourages Aboriginal families to plan for their child’s future by opening an RESP. After much research, Copilot designed a symbolic icon of a dragonfly, which prompted HASF to consider an icon of a hummingbird, giving a new name to the organization.
Lux Portraiture's mission is to make every woman that walks in their door feel amazing, confident and glamorous. Lux's beautiful photography by Kari Heese needed a brand that was timeless, feminine and classy. Copilot developed a look and feel for the company with branding, stationary, postcards and brochures.
Ballet BC held a gala event to relaunch the company following its financial struggles. They desired an artistic poster and collateral that would resonate with the public. Copilot created the design using a bright blue flame as the focal point, and overprinted on metallic silver paper. New and loyal patrons took notice that the company was changing its direction - moving out of its comfort zone and into a new, impactful light.
The challenge - create two brands that are similar (part of the same organization) but still standout on their own. Westcoast Surgical has a personal feel to the brand as the company deals with patient care. ASC - being more of the clinical side of surgery, was approached with a simple, stylized cross in the same colour scheme ensuring a connection to Westcoast Surgical.
Laura Murray Public Relations is a group of marketers with a passion for marketing the arts and creative industries. Their brand and website design needed to be smart, simple, and memorable. Copilot has designed various other LMPR collateral and new identities for their other ventures.
The company’s mission is to identify, create, and market 21st century modern furniture designs. The new company founded by Allan and Renee Switzer, were looking for a clean, modern site to showcase their products. Copilot designed exactly what they were after, and their success and public awareness in the market continues to grow.
Located in downtown Vancouver, this infamous restaurant is a popular and legendary dining spot. They required designs for their in-house lobster oil and balsamic syrup that would fit well within their existing brand. A retro look was incorporated into the package design with linework, texture, and typography. Copilot also created an anniversary edition of their logo, to celebrate 25 years.
Coastal City Ballet is a pre-professional ballet company. Their world premiere of Hänsel & Gretel brings a playful and charming spirit to the Grimm’s storybook classic. Painting an original background, and using hand cutouts for the main title ensured a child-like, storybook feel to the work.
DWD are professional theatre design consultants experienced in constructing a variety of theatres and performing arts facilities. The project involved a new brand and website to showcase their talents. Copilot created the brand with an emphasis on clean, strong design. This translated to their website, creating a modern platform in which to exhibit their portfolio of work.
The Cultch were looking for a brochure to showcase the Rio Tinto Alcan Awards held at their facilities. This was a special piece to highlight all of the past award-winning performances. Working with contemporary photography, Copilot complemented the imagery with bold colour and clean typography choices.
Ted Seeberg is visual artist based in Vancouver. Since the work is so colourful and arresting, a clean, minimalist approach with plenty of white space was the clear design choice for his website. Simple navigation aided in the overall flow of the design.
North Shore's destination for parents in search of natural, modern, and inspired children’s brands. The objective: develop a unique brand that touches on the playful aspect of children excited and impassioned by nature. From product tags, wearable merchandise, stickers, ads, to signage and in-store design, every detail was carefully considered and created.