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Form:Media and Ekistics Plan & Design Become Fathom Studio

Form:Media and Ekistics Plan & Design Become Fathom Studio

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When Rob Leblanc started two companies 24 years ago, they were so different it only made sense to have separate names. At the time, the internet was brand new and Form:Media was focused on bridging graphic design with electronic media and Ekistics Plan & Design specialized in landscape architecture and planning; there was very little overlap in services and clients.

Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute Office

Finalist 2019
Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute Office

This project started with the notion of the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute as the collectors and distributors of knowledge related to African ancestry in Nova Scotia. Ghanaian Adinkra symbols are essential in that culture to express ideas. From architecture to signage, from material to finish, the Adinkra woodcuts—used to print on storytelling cloth—informed the architectural and placemaking work.

John deWolf of Form:Media Now a Regular Contributor to Applied Arts Magazine

John deWolf of Form:Media Now a Regular Contributor to Applied Arts Magazine

Interested in additional perspectives on graphic design, the editor at Applied Arts Magazine approached John deWolf of Form:Media to be a regular contributor to their quarterly publication. In particular, the editorial team was interested in benefiting from deWolf’s experience in the field of experiential graphic design.

Fort Needham Memorial Park

Finalist 2018
Finalist 2019
Fort Needham Memorial Park

At 9:04 am, on December 6, 1917, Halifax weathered a devastating explosion. A wartime city (equilibrium) endured a devastating explosion (disruption), is rescued and re-imagined (resolution) and rose anew (new equilibrium). From an experiential graphic design perspective, this project presented an opportunity to explore notions of the narrative.

Form:Media Batoche National Historic Site Work Honored and Published

Batoche National Historic Site

On June 23, 2017, winners and finalists flew in from as far away as Poland and China to attend the celebration at Toronto’s iconic Evergreen Brick Works, where the results of Azure Magazine’s seventh annual AZ Awards competition were announced in the presence of top talents from the local and international architecture and design communities. Form:Media's work for Batoche National Historic Sitereceived a People’s Choice award in the Experiential Graphic Design category.

Batoche National Historic Site

Finalist 2017
Batoche National Historic Site

As sesquicentennial celebrations unfold, it is important not to overlook Canada’s pre-Confederation and first nations heritage. This experiential design undertaking is aimed at strengthening ties between the Canadian Government and the Métis Nation—Saskatchewan. At the heart of this history is a land dispute, the source of inspiration for Form Media’s core concept. Our parti focuses on two opposing methods of landholding: a thoughtful linear and river-oriented allotment by a semi-nomadic turned agrarian people versus an unnatural grid-based system imposed on one nation by another.

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