Ballou on Visual Communications http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/olivierballou How visuals help get ideas across Mon, 26 Aug 2013 02:13:45 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 One of my earliest creative memories http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/one-of-my-earliest-creative-memories/ http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/one-of-my-earliest-creative-memories/#comments Mon, 26 Aug 2013 02:13:45 +0000 Olivier Ballou http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/?p=999 Continue reading ]]> ImageHere I am around age 10, entering the Canada Day poster contest. Without being too hard on my younger self, I can’t help but wince at my banal concept: a row of Canadian archetypes (see the coloured lumber jack, as well as an astronaut — Marc Garneau was a big deal — and I’m sure there was an Inuit guy too) with a giant maple leaf backdrop. It may have presaged my love of Soviet poster art:

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CPP/QPP Increase: All Signs Point to Trouble http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/cppqpp-increase-all-signs-point-to-trouble/ http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/cppqpp-increase-all-signs-point-to-trouble/#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:33:07 +0000 Olivier Ballou http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/cppqpp-increase-all-signs-point-to-trouble/ Continue reading ]]>

Another project I did for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). I had to experiment to get the right look for the moving highway – opting for a simple green field over a row of trees. Also notice the slight texture on the signs and the whooshing sound effects.


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Rejected Canadian Flag Designs http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/rejected-canadian-flag-designs/ http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/rejected-canadian-flag-designs/#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:28:08 +0000 Olivier Ballou http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/?p=989 Rejected Canadian Flag Designs

http://mentalfloss.com/article/50022/11-rejected-canadian-flag-designs


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Alberta PCs: Some Party That I Used to Know http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/alberta-pcs-some-party-that-i-used-to-know/ http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/alberta-pcs-some-party-that-i-used-to-know/#comments Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:55:58 +0000 Olivier Ballou http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/?p=984

My first music video – a satire of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know.”


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Manning Conference Visuals http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/manning-conference-visuals/ http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/manning-conference-visuals/#comments Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:29:20 +0000 Olivier Ballou http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/?p=958 We just closed our annual conference. I (naturally) put a lot of effort into the visuals. The Pantone 274 U Blue turned out great!

Booklet, branded agenda, pen, and bag

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Booklet spread

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FCM Project http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/fcm-project/ http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/fcm-project/#comments Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:34:26 +0000 Olivier Ballou http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/?p=916

An animation I created for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.


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Red Tape Visualized http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/red-tape-visualized/ http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/red-tape-visualized/#comments Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:21:23 +0000 Olivier Ballou http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/?p=907

A clip I created for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.


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Idea # 35: EXPRESSION OF SPEED http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/idea-35-expression-of-speed/ http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/idea-35-expression-of-speed/#comments Tue, 18 Dec 2012 04:05:27 +0000 Olivier Ballou http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/?p=905 Idea # 35: EXPRESSION OF SPEED

One of many ideas that changed graphic design. Read about the others at http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/05/08/100-ideas-that-changed-graphic-design/


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Mobile Payments Visualized http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/mobile-payments-visualized/ http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/mobile-payments-visualized/#comments Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:34:31 +0000 Olivier Ballou http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/?p=900 A clip I created for Canadian telecoms giant Rogers.


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This is amazing! Nothing like getting paid! Greeeat! http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/this-is-amazing-nothing-like-getting-paid-greeeat/ http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/this-is-amazing-nothing-like-getting-paid-greeeat/#comments Sun, 18 Nov 2012 20:44:43 +0000 Olivier Ballou http://ballouonvisualcomms.wordpress.com/?p=897


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