The Canadian Modernist
In the 1960s, there were very few Canadian-born graphic designers; Stuart Ash was one of them. An OCA grad influenced by European modernism, he made a name for himself working at design firm Cooper & Beatty as a typeface apprentice. It was here where he had legacy-building opportunity to contribute a design concept for Canada's 1967 Centennial Symbol.
Ash formed Gottschalk+Ash with Swiss-born designer Fritz Gottschalk and pioneered the international Swiss design style in Canada. They became one of the largest Canadian-based design firms with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and New York.
“Graphic design is about visually communicating emotions and feelings.”