Canadian Designer: Allan Fleming


Allan Fleming is a Canadian designer who was born in Toronto 1929. He was the first fellow of Graphic Designers of Canada. Fellowship is the highest honour bestowed by the GDC, Society of Graphic Designers of Canada where the recipient carries full voting rights and privileges as well as lifetime membership. Fleming was best known for the design of the CN (Canadian National) logo in 1959. He was also the art director for Maclean’s magazine in 1962 and the director of creative services at Maclaren advertising from 1963 to 1968. He also helped revolutionize the scholarly look of scholarly publishing in North America as Chief design at the University of Toronto Press. Fleming’s design has shaped an entire generation of graphic designers in Canada.  I really like Fleming’s timeless designs, especially the CN logo where everything is clean and simple.


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