In Packaged Toronto: A Collection of the City’s Historic Design, Spacing’s Matthew Blackett teams up with City of Toronto museum curators Wayne Reeves and Alexandra Avdichuk to reveal a treasure trove of early local pack- age design from the city’s vast collection. Through detailed photography and historical essays focused on an underserved period of Canadian design, Packaged Toronto takes readers on a journey back in time to the period between 1870-1950 to witness the emergence of the city’s aesthetic. Very little is known about the work of early graphic designers in Toronto and Canada, whose skills, artistry, and inventive spirit laid the foundation for the nation’s unique design identity to emerge after the Second World War.
By Matthew Blackett, Wayne Reeves, Alexandra Avdikchuk
Trade paperbackDimensions: 8" x 5 1/2" x 1/4", 124 pages