The GDC/BC Salazar Student Awards were established in 1985 to honour Enrique Salazar, a founding member of the Society, a BC National Representative, Partner in Salazar Graphics and a highly regarded member of the BC design community.
Among many other achievements, Enrique Salazar remained committed to design education throughout his career and taught Graphic Design at Capilano College until his death in June 1985.
MET Fine Printers, the Founding Sponsor of this event, has once again joined with the GDC to commemorate Enrique Salazar and celebrate BC’c most talented and promising design students and their inspirational work.
Now in their 10th year, MET Fine Printers, founder of Canstruction Vancouver has assembled 19 teams, 35 plus pallets of canned food and let loose a tempest of creativity. Centered in the HSBC Pendulum Gallery; GDC/BC Graphic Designers, Architects, Engineers, Schools and Ethical businesses gathered to raise food and awareness for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. “This is one of the largest injections of food that we get each year.” Says Doug Aason, Director of Community Investment for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. “In fact, we always look forward to a tremendous increased amount of protein in the form of Tuna and Salmon since they make such great pixels.”
This years theme of “Vancouver” was presented by a wide range of iconic images from Fluor’s rotating Umbrella Skyline of Vancouver, Levelton Consulting’s amazing Eagle Cam and Perkins+Will / MET Fine Printers Chinese Dragon in the Four Seasons Gallery. The event is open to the public for FREE Monday March 26th through to April 4th 9:30 am – 5pm. Bring your family down, enjoy the creativity, do your good deed for the day, have a little fun. …. ok, Barry, nice job of supervising.
Canada’s Premier Print Action Magazine celebrates MET Fine Printer’s Brand story in their February 2012 issue, highlighting the companies history and bold vision under the eye of Nikos Kallas and his team. The front page article is a result of MET’s stellar North America wide reputation in the design and communications industry for award winning environmentally innovative service. The interview goes into detailed conversation with the team with President – Nikos Kallas , Chairman – George Kallas, COO Mike Winteringham, VP Sales Bob Faulkner and Director of Brand Scott Gray revealing the companies vision for a new world of Print Communications. Read the article for the full story. Print Action Feature Story on MET Fine Printers
MET came home with Bronze, Silver and Gold in the prestigious “Most Environmentally Progressive Print Project” category at the Canadian Printing Awards Gala in Toronto presented by Print Action Magazine.
Scott Gray, MET’s Director of Brand was on hand to accept the awards “This is a tremendous honor for us and shows how MET’s environmental efforts are paying off. This is the fourth year we have won in this category but the first that we taken all 3 awards. Our clients understand the power of the Green Economy; the MET process and our crafts-people are able to make Environmental Print production look gorgeous as it is part of our everyday lifestyle here.” Gray continues “ Our partnerships with Climate Smart / Pacific Carbon Trust , MAN Roland and Enviro Image Solutions have helped develop our Green Economy toolkit and our clients drive the process forward.”
The winning projects are:
Gold – TED Global Conference Guide, designed by Hybrid Design of San Francisco.
Silver – design mind Magazine, frog design of San Francisco.
Bronze – Spring 2011 issue of Montecristo Magazine published in Vancouver, BC
for more information, please contact
Director of Brand
1 866 254 4201
The official training video of the 2011 Crazy Sustainable Commute is live! See how Canada’s top creative minds carefully craft the most sustainable method to commute for Sept 29th’s challenge. The MET team are in training and we challenge all comers to NOT use your car.
MET Fine Printers is an International award-winning Vancouver, BC-based carbon neutral
printing company serving the Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle
and Honolulu markets. MET is dedicated to environmentally progressive printing processes
and superior commercial printing services and solutions.