Canadian Animal Series II


We recently had the great opportunity to have Mr. Lawrie McIntosh attend one of our final studio design projects at SAIT here in Calgary. Part of his visit was a presentation of this series of souvenirs he created for the 1966 Canadian Souvenir Competition sponsored by the Manitoba Government. Each animal was made from a folded flat sheet of copper. A resist was printed on each side of the sheet denoting the fold and cut lines. The fold lines were etched halfway through the material and the cut lines through the entire thickness; allowing the product to literally fall out of each sheet. The pieces were selectively tarnished and in the case of the polar bear; the sheet was plated give it a beautiful silver finish. These objects are still stunning, remaining timeless and exquisite pieces of Canadian souvenir design.

-Greg Ball

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