For nearly 70 years Barkman Concrete been a leader in precast concrete products for residential, commercial, agricultural and municipal landscapes. Their products include a wide selection of pavers, retaining walls, steps, planters and site furnishings, exemplifying the very highest in design and manufacturing standards. Relish was tasked with creating Barkman’s 2017 catalogue series, with the […]
Author Archives: james
Crossroads Insurance has grown from humble beginnings in 1972 to a two-branch insurance broker with offices in both the north and south ends of the city. The company is committed to personal relationships so their customers never feel like “just a number”. When a loss occurs, Crossroads supports and advocates for their customers, ensuring clients […]
Friesens Corporation is North America’s premier book, yearbook and packaging manufacturer, providing publishers, self-publishers, institutions, businesses and schools with quality, in-house services at their 250,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art production facility. In business since 1907, the corporation is employee-owned, and committed to minimizing its ecological footprint. Relish was asked to help refresh and standardize the company’s […]
For over 120 years the Winnipeg Humane Society has been dedicated to fostering animal welfare and dignity throughout our city. Today, they are one of the leading adoption centres in Canada, finding homes for more than 4,200 animals and reuniting more than 700 dogs and cats with their owners each year. Keying on the core concepts […]
North Forge Technology Exchange is the result of a collaborative merger between The Eureka Project, AssentWorks, Ramp Up Manitoba and the Startup Winnipeg program. As individual entities, these agencies have helped over 60 innovation-based companies access over $180 million in financing. Now a uniform team, they occupy over 27,000 square feet of innovation space across […]
After more than 30 years sporting the same logo, the Assiniboine Community College (ACC) varsity athletics department decided it was time for a refresh. The greater aim was to allow the ACC varsity identity to stand up to the rigors of modern day design requirements, specifically, improved digital and display implementation. Along with multiple lock-ups […]
In recent years, hearty, winter-loving crowds have filled tents to capacity during the evenings at Winnipeg’s Festival du Voyageur. With the party-going crowd assured to turn out in full-force, the 2016 campaign aimed to speak to families, and those seeking a tamer, daytime dose of the famous Joie de Vivre. To that end, Relish wove […]
As part of their 2015/16 season, The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre staged a production of Lewis Carroll’s classic, Alice Through the Looking-Glass. The piece features a wide array of colourful characters, along with an abundance of both visual candy and actual candy. In the lead-up to the premiere, Relish produced a series of video teasers […]
For more than half a century, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers have been a bastion for dance creators, dance interpreters, spectators and the dance community as a whole. From creating, to producing, to teaching, the company is steadfast in furthering the art form for artists and audiences alike. Fresh off their 50th Anniversary season, Relish was commissioned […]
The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, presented by Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, brings more than 180 shows to audiences for 12 crazy days in July. The Exchange District is transformed into a Wonderland of characters and odd encounters, all part of the festival’s aim to present live theatre in an informal, accessible and inexpensive environment. The […]
Relish is proud to play a supporting role in the fate of the theatre – especially one that sees upwards of 116,000 total ticketed attendance for its performances each season. We were asked to help convey the theme of the 57-year-old art oganization’s upcoming season, ultimately settling on two words: Fate + Freedom. The Royal […]
VisualSpection makes hands-free inspection technology, using wearable tech such as Google Glass to outfit workers in the energy sector. While VisualSpection works to improve efficiency in fieldwork, they needed Relish’s help for an efficient identity to serve their growing company. The logo incorporates the V and S of the company name, while its emblematic look […]
The Assiniboine Park Zoo is a place for families. A recent membership survey revealed that having a family outing was the number one reason to visit the zoo. The zoo is a place to have fun and make memories with your family, as well as to view animals and learn about them. With the big […]
Wish You Were Here is the first book by Stan Milosevic, the Winnipeg-based photographer and collector behind manitobaphotos.com. Published by Great Plains Publications, the book is a compilation of images from hand-tinted postcards depicting early Winnipeg streets and buildings, accompanied by text from the author with historical tidbits about the buildings and landmarks featured on […]
Holy Family Home dedicated to providing the elderly with care in a loving environment based on Christian ideals and principles. In 2011, a new 157-bed building and revitalization of the existing facilities was announced, and a $10 million capital campaign was born. Working with Traffic Advertising, the Life. Love. Legacy. campaign was conceived, asking community members to support […]
While we are lucky to be able to see our ideas come to life online, on billboards and in print, it’s really something to see a concept move from sketch to moving around… and giving bear hugs wherever he goes. The Assiniboine Park and Zoo wanted a mascot to help highlight the Zoo’s signature exhibit, […]
Located in the heart of historic Lord Roberts and South Osborne area, StreetSide’s Parkline Townhomes is a new collection of condominiums adjacent to the Fort Rouge Rapid Transit Station. While the transit station is a relatively new addition to the landscape, the name Parkline was chosen for its connection to the area’s history. On January […]
The St. Amant Spirit Cottage by Hans Kraus Family & Qualico is a four-season cottage on the St. Amant grounds that provides families an opportunity for a memorable weekend getaway. Relish was tasked with creating a sign to adorn the cottage’s scenic riverside driveway, while complimenting the stately architecture of the building. Mimicking the rays […]
The Red River Mutual Trail holds a Guinness World Record as the longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world. Starting at The Forks, the trail is about more than just skating. Activities include curling, hockey, cycling, broomball, and special events including the Warming Huts v.2015: An Art & Architecture Competition on Ice. The Forks […]
As far back as the mid 70s, Kathleen Gregory was changing the way she thought about student assessment, from only arriving at grades by averaging marks, to a more complete understanding of student learning. Years later, after writing the book “Rethinking Letter Grades” with co-author Caren Cameron, Kathleen began to think about creating an electronic […]
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority needed a way to provide accessible and up-to-date information on blood for patients and healthcare providers. The system in place at the time was inflexible and out-of-date, with hand-written records. More than 160 clinics in Manitoba required access to the system. Relish developed bestbloodmanitoba.ca, a specialized, secure web-based application for […]
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights opened its doors to the public for the first time in September, 2014. This architectural wonder on the Winnipeg skyline was years in the making, from the first time Israel Asper dreamed of a museum dedicated to human rights in the summer of 2000 to today. Relish worked closely […]
Birds do it. Bees do it. They find their way without signs, or maps, or apps. Visitors to the Assiniboine Park & Zoo need a little more help. When Relish first started working with the Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC), the signage around the park and zoo had suffered from years of neglect and inconsistent application. […]
It’s all there in the definition. Vivid Reports provides performance management, financial reporting and business intelligence software that transforms and reveals the information organizations capture. The programmers behind Vivid figured out a new way to use Excel – not based on formulas – that gives an accurate picture of finances in a secure and timely […]
Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre hosted a benefit concert dinner gala, a performance featuring soprano Andriana Chuchman and her mentor Tracy Dahl, “From the Met to the Met.” The website, online ads and event program incorporated the letter M element as a distinguishing feature for this event at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre in Winnipeg. Both Chuchman […]
The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival features a fascinating fusion of performers and audiences – from around the world to around the corner. A quirky take for the creative included a view from disarticulated eyeballs, focused in on oddball illustrations with both elements accompanied by the tagline, “We Like It When You Watch.” The campaign concept was […]
The Huddle is a quarterly football magazine that pays tribute to professional and amateur athletes participating in the sport. Published on behalf of Football Manitoba, the inaugural issue features stories on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the University of Manitoba Bison and NFL defensive lineman, Israel Idonije.
The Paterson GlobalFoods Institute is Winnipeg’s newest student residence and home to Red River College’s Culinary and Hospitality program. To help support the facility expansion, the College launched a capital drive to inspire donors to fund the project. The following work represents a promotional brochure and video that supported the initiative and helped to launch […]
Founded in 1969, the Festival du Voyageur is Western Canada’s largest winter festival and a celebration of French-Canadian culture. This year, Festival celebrated its past by asking the public to Find Their Place in History. Incorporating a playing card theme, the creative highlights the cultural events and attractions that have become just as popular as […]
Dinosaurs Unearthed combines the latest scientific research with state of the art, life-sized animatronic dinosaurs that create a unique, immersive experience. This 5,000 sq. ft exhibition contains real fossils, full-skeleton replicas and robotic dinosaurs. Two of those dinosaurs can be controlled by the visitor, while others are motion-activated. Found for a limited time at the […]
Integrated Engineering Software creates simulation tools that reflect the inspiration of it’s customers: thousands of engineers and scientists who, everyday, push the boundaries to envision what is possible. They take their ideas from a realm that is almost science fiction and bring them to reality.
Texasholdemcharity.com provides the answer to the question, “How can I participate and make a difference in my community?” With the proceeds going directly to the community, charity or non-profit, participants will be able to play knowing that the money raised will go back into shaping the community around them. Players will participate knowing what charitable […]
Woof + Minou is an entertaining stop-motion series for pre-schoolers that is co-produced by Merit Motion Pictures and Les Productions Rivard. With a roster of contributing talent that includes Gemini-nominated animator Brian Duchscherer – this new series is sure to delight. The characters lives are all about play, and the series is about communication and […]
7 Generations is an epic, four-part graphic novel series that spans three centuries and seven generations. The central character in the series is Edwin. Edwin, an Aboriginal teenager, must learn of his family’s past if he is to have any future. The impact of his journey of discovery, and the revelation that follows, will change […]
Football Manitoba, the sport governing body for amateur football in the Province of Manitoba, got a well-deserved brand overhaul. This dynamic organization is now outfitted to move into the future and uphold its mandate to initiate, regulate and communicate the multitude of programs, services and events held annually.
The Imagine a Place Capital Campaign, launched publicly in June 2012 at a Party for the Park. The goal is to raise $200 million (including $60 million from the private sector with the balance coming from government) for the redevelopment of the Park. It will revitalize Assiniboine Park & Zoo and create an environment where people […]
As part of the 2007-08 International Polar Year, the Canadian government funded an international, multi-year Arctic climate change study based out of the University of Manitoba. Over 350 scientists from 27 different countries, organized into 10 teams, participated in this multidisciplinary and collaborative project. Field work was performed on board the CCGS Amundsen in the […]
In June 2009, the Assiniboine Park Conservancy unveiled a comprehensive $200 million redevelopment plan for Assiniboine Park & Zoo – to be completed over 10 years in three distinct phases. And they have been busy ever since – shaping a world-class Park & Zoo experience. In late 2011 – a brand audit determined that there […]
Big and exciting changes are taking place at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. With the arrival of the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre and the development of Journey to Churchill (opening in 2013 along with countless other improvements) our Zoo is blossoming into a world-class attraction. While much of the Zoo is currently under construction, there […]
For sleep medicine physicians and clinic owners, the Michele Sleep Scoring System, developed by Younes Sleep Technologies, automatically scores sleep studies. Using clinically tested software, this reliable, automated tool dramatically reduces test scoring time while also ensuring scoring integrity, allowing for overall improved diagnoses and treatment of sleep disorders as well as increased sleep lab […]
Red River Mutual’s goal is to define itself as the Modern Mutual. The two main functions of a modern mutual are community involvement and loss prevention. With this new website, community involvement is in the forefront. Consumers can navigate the Red River Mutual site with ease and take a virtual house tour with hot spots […]
The Manitoba Museum (TMM) stands poised at a new beginning as it examines the changes occurring within its walls, the community it serves, the museum field of which it is a part and the rest of the world. Highlights of TMM’s Capital Renewal Plan include a family centre that will provide families with a world-class […]
Nothing we love more than Festival! More than 200 shows in 10 days – the diverse programming offers numerous activities that will please the whole family; concerts, sleigh rides, snow shoeing, historic Fort Gibraltar, great food and magnificent snow sculptures. There is truly something for everyone. Relish created a fun, interactive tool for the Festival […]
Thousands in our province depend on the Manitoba Lung Association for support, education, research and prevention programming. As a respected anchoring organization, for lung health programs and services in our community, many look to the Lung Association first when faced with a breathing problem. Together we launched a capital campaign to educate and inform of the many ways the Manitoba Lung Association contributes […]
In May 1951, the first members of the Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board were appointed. Their mandate was “to provide for the continuance of a supply of power adequate for the needs of the province, and to promote economy and efficiency in the generation, distribution, and supply of power.” Many things have changed in the ensuing six decades, but […]
An album to make you dance, an album to make you think… Daniel ROA’s Hyperbole moves us to take a fresh look at the world with all its wretchedness and beauty, and it is in this search for lightness that he invites us to join him. With this fall’s release of his newest album, Daniel ROA […]
For quality-driven Manitobans seeking a custom-built home or renovation, Rick Weibe creates innovative, modern and traditional design that reflects the lifestyle and unique vision of his clients. Through a methodical and down-to-earth approach, Rick helps those embarking on the design process uncover the features they need to maximize the functional and aesthetic aspects of their […]
When Red River Mutual signed on as a sponsor of the Winnipeg Jets inaugural season, we were very excited. VERY, VERY EXCITED. It meant developing ads for the season program and concourse. Marrying hockey and business insurance proved to be no easy task – but a trip to the sports store, coupled with a little […]
Montreal-based Kaie Kellough is known for his percussive, spoken word poetry. His performances often mix poetry with soundscapes and music. He manages to capture that same sense of rhythm in his printed works. In his second book of poetry entitled, Maple Leaf Rag, Kellough touches on the themes of Canadian history intertwined with current events […]
No need to run away from home to join this circus. With over 20 interactive stations, “Circus: Science Under the Big Top” is a hands-on journey of the science of the big top. From the biology of a real high-wire walk to the physics of the human cannonball and a contortionist box, visitors to this […]
More than anyone else in their lives, parents have the greatest influence on their children. When you talk about the electoral process with your kids and bring them with you when you vote, you’re teaching them that voting is important.
Our favourite Juno Award winners launched an exciting new album in 2010 and got a fabulous new website to match. Fans could listen to the quintet’s vibes while reading the group’s blog or checking out the list of upcoming gigs. Supported by fantastic photographs and one-of-a-kind illustrations – this band brand was truly Chic.
Cardinal Capital Management Inc. launched in 1992, demonstrating a deep commitment to its clients’ long-term investment success. Their approach has been rewarded by a proven track record, and by the growing assets of an increasing number of private and institutional clients. Common sense investing, in a field where common sense isn’t all that common. Because it works.
It’s easy to see why many consider Altona the best place to live in Manitoba. Surrounded by lush farmland and the sweet smell of country air, this beautiful oasis on the prairies offers a quality of life that is altogether hard to beat. The new Altona wordmark projects the town as modern and forward thinking, […]
Here is a fun little app for your iPhone. Bounce the fish into the fishbowl while collecting all the chips in each of the three worlds and 60 levels. Create bumpers to bounce the fish, tilt to lean the fish and tap the fish to make him jump. We have found that most six-year-olds are […]
This online exhibition was designed in conjunction with the first, and largest, retrospective of the art of William Kurelek (1927–1977) in over 25 years and gives visitors access to more than 80 pieces of art. The exhibition opened at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in fall 2011, the Art Gallery of Hamilton in winter 2012, and […]
Theatre Projects Manitoba has been playing on the plains since 1990. Committed to the cultivation of Manitoba plays and artists – in the past 21 years, TPM has staged more than 50 new Manitoba works. They have developed the voices of our region, choosing stories that have a connection to our community, our history and culture, and […]
The Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety has a new learning initiative that gives healthcare educators the tools to simulate patient safety situations that occur in health care settings. Learn to be Safe – A Simulation Learning Experience is in a kit format. With the tool kit, students and practitioners can rehearse for safety.
The Children’s Museum brings together the latest innovations in education with creative environments to provide powerful learning experiences that entertain as they educate. Relish helped the museum to build a brand that reflects the energy and exuberance of this brand new hands-on learning facility.
Alliance Seed Corporation recently launched a promotion targeted at Western Canadian farmers. CDC Verona, a durum variety, is the Alliiance’s latest offering. Durum wheat is used almost exclusively for making pasta…its seemed only fitting to invite farmers to eat what they sow. “CDC Verona is the first wheat variety I developed as a durum breeder […]
Red River Mutual has a history dating back to the 1800s and today is one of Canada’s largest policyholder-owned casualty insurance companies. With longevity like that, updating this organization’s brand required a thoughtful approach. Re-branding involves more than a logo change and a shiny new tagline. It encompasses a company’s culture, approach and what shareholders and […]
Martha Becker is a daydreaming pickle-grower with an artistic bent. While Martha’s life coaching father lures her into his business schemes in their church-turned-home, Mom takes an aspirin and does the books. Boyfriend John has plans up his sexy sleeve too, and Martha’s destiny seems set. But when a zealous sign painter lands in Martha’s […]
When people trust you with their home, they trust you with a huge part of their lives. Ethos Realty treats their clients with unparalleled respect, going above and beyond to make sure everyone who works with their agency is as happy with the experience as they are with the results. Reviving the oldest of values […]
The Manitoba Museum is the province’s largest not-for-profit heritage and science centre. It is renowned for its vivid portrayal of Manitoba’s rich and colourful history, planetarium shows and science gallery exhibits. Realizing that it was not maximizing the opportunities on the Web, the museum engaged Relish in an ambitious overhaul of its website.
Angstrom Builders Ltd. is a design-build company offering services in design and project management. With a commitment to sustainability, Angstrom believes that good design and construction should focus not only on the performance of the building (e.g., energy use, comfort) but also on the placement and function of that building in its environment, be it urban or rural. Operating […]
Managing and maintaining the integrity of a brand can be an incredibly daunting task for even the smallest organizations. Manitoba Blue Cross is the antithesis of small so it wasn’t surprising to learn that their well-recognized brand and corresponding messaging, The Colour of Caring, was in need of a shot in the arm after years […]
Enfield & Wizenty is a literary imprint publishing original novels and short story collections by Canadian writers at all career stages. Beautifully bound, these limited edition hardcover books are sure to fill the shelves of book collectors.
Larry Sarbit is an investor renown for his patient approach, and for consistently outperforming the market throughout his impressive career. His commitment to buying undervalued companies after exhaustive research has consistently garnered results the years over. With this patient approach in mind, we sought to build an identity that was simple yet sophisticated, reflective of […]
Little Boog is heartbroken when his parents separate, and he worries that it’s his fault. Through his parents’ love, however, he understands that while they have to live apart they each love him more than ever. This enchanting story, with its wonderfully imaginative illustrations by Diane Lucas, was created to help young children deal with divorce.