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 […]
Category Archives: Publication Design
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Stuck in the Middle finds photographer Bryan Scott and journalist Bartley Kives exploring the geography, design and reputation of the only city they have ever truly known, loved and hated. With vicious honesty and intense affection, Scott and Kives expose Winnipeg’s beautiful and conflicted soul for the rest of the world to admire and detest […]
In the summer of 2009, Canadian journalist, adventurer and filmmaker Cameron Dueck sailed the infamous Northwest Passage. Following the voyage, Great Plains Publications published his story, which was later developed into an award-winning documentary film. Now the expedition is being retold as an iOS app for iPad and iPad mini. The app melds both print […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Butterfly Winter, Kinsella’s first novel in 13 years, is the story of Julio and Esteban Pimental, twins whose divine destiny for baseball begins with games of catch in the womb. They mature quickly and by the age of ten they leave their home in the fictional Caribbean country of Courteguay for the American major leagues. […]
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 […]
Jake McDonald’s award-winning novel published by Great Plains Publications, tells the poignant story of a teen coming to terms with her parents’ divorce. The book was selected as the 2010 feature book for On the Same Page, a province-wide reading initiative presented by the Winnipeg Public Library and supported by The Winnipeg Foundation.
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 […]
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 […]
French Chef Jess Young delivers a book choc-full of trouble-free recipes for treats, meals and even desserts for dogs. Most of the ingredients are already in your pantry and the recipes are easy, nutritious and inexpensive. Winner: Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year Award Manitoba Book Awards
Art Class by the students of Strathcona School, Winnipeg is choc-full of fantastic artwork produced by its students over several years. This treasury of illustration was designed with a blank cover – allowing everyone that purchased the book – to add their own illustrative touch and become part of the project.
Claus Zindel’s beautiful photographic report, Refuge for the Soul: Colour and Light in the Canadian Shield, about Sand Lake is a testament to his love of its geography and people. Although he was born and raised in Germany, Zindel has vacationed at Sand Lake for more than 30 years. In his heart, this beautiful wilderness […]
To celebrate the 2010 International Polar Year, the WSO presented a concert featuring new works by it’s Composer-In-Residence Vincent Ho and Canadian distinguished guest composer Derek Charke inspired by their Arctic journeys. This evening brought together many of the top climate change scientists from all over the world and will include a special presentation by […]
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.
Spanning 50 years, the story of Fort Whyte was unwittingly penned by a countless cast of dedicated characters, whose colourful and pivotal roles have been superbly captured in this book by award-winning author, Jake MacDonald. Human. Nature. is a beautifully portrayed keepsake for all who have been inspired by FortWhyte’s dynamic evolution, and who hold […]
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.