Glenmore Printing: Promotional Piece

Recently at work, we received a promotional piece from Glenmore Printing. I couldn’t resist to blog about it, so here it is.

It came in a cute little box with 4 circles with 1950s illustrations of people. which opened up with 4 square boxes – 2 red and 2 yellow. Each with a tea bag inside which was supplied by Secret Garden Tea Company. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to try out the tea…


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As you can see in the video they put together on how it was made (, the boxes were assembled by hand! Well, the boxes are really delicate, so I guess you would have to do them by hand.

I personally haven’t worked with Glemore, so I can’t really say about their service and print quality (other than the promotional piece), but if you need big print jobs, they are the printer to go to. Their website says they do custom printed paperboard, corrugated boxes, cartons & sleeves, large/small sized boxes or small, long run or short and much more.

“With full in house finishing, your packaging is printed and assembled locally under our roof to lower costs, improve turnaround times, and maintain high levels of quality. Our team of packaging experts can quickly provide you with a correct layout and printed samples to help you visualize your finished product.” – Glemore Printing

Tel: 604.273.6323
Toll Free: 1.866.333.6323
Address: Unit 150 – 13751 Mayfield Place, Richmond, B.C. V6V 2G9


Reflection 2013

Every year the students of the Illustration & Design program (IDEA) at Capilano University run the fund-raising project called “Reflections” in which the students manage the entire project from exhibiting their paintings, to the design, production, marketing and distribution the products.

Each student paints a well-known scenery of the Lower Mainland. 13 of these are chosen to go in the 2013 calendar ($18 CAD). The rest are made into greeting cards and such.

Their exhibition to launch the 2013 Reflections info:

Reflections 2013 Painting Exhibition

The Ferry Building Gallery
1414 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver

April 17th from 6 – 8 PM
Exhibition runs from April 17th – 29th

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday 11 – 5 PM

Meet the artists:
(same location as above)
April 21 from 1 PM

My friend Soobin is exhibiting her painting of the Lions Gate Bridge titled “Circles of Light”.

Come check out the paintings and support local emerging artists!!!

All proceeds goes to the student fund-raising project 🙂

IDEA Grad Show 2012!!!

Every year, 30 or so students graduate from the Illustration and Design: Elements and Application (IDEA) program from Capilano University.

This year’s grad show is happening on April 16th, from 6-9pm!
Check out the class of 2012 website, and all the talented graphic designers and illustrators!

I can’t believe it’s already been two years since I graduated! Time flies!!

Waves Coffee

Waves Coffee (Howe & Smithe) on Urbanspoon
Like Blenz, another Vancouver-based coffee shop that’s grown over the years.

I tend to go to Starbucks, but recently went to Waves for a craft lesson I held at one of their meeting rooms they have.
It’s free to use the room, as long as you (and other people who will use the meeting room) to purchase a drink.
Not all locations have a meeting room, so be sure to check out their website for locations.

I’ve definitely fallen in love with their Rooibus Cappuccino. It’s made like the regular cappuccino, but with rooibus tea.
This is great if you don’t drink caffeine (it’s caffeine free), or you simply love tea more than coffee. I have not yet seen this drink anywhere else!

With a lot of people on the run…especially in downtown, and everyone carrying their coffee cups, it’s no brainer that Waves came up with their simple, yet brilliant lid.
Ever started running for that bus that you don’t want to miss, only to end up spilling coffee over your nice coat? I’ve done it so many times T_T

With Waves’ lid, you slide the compartment, and it closes! Keeps the liquid inside the cup, and maybe even warm longer.

And then when you want to drink, slide the tab, and viola! A hole!

Their branding isn’t very strong…which is why I think why so many people confuse Waves with the other coffee shops – I know I did before I started to closely look at all the different cafes.
I heard that some of their desserts are better than the other competitors, so I know that they do have good food and drinks! And like I mentioned, the only big-chain coffee shop that has private meeting rooms for customers. (you will need to book the rooms in advanced)


Hangar 18 Creative Group Inc.
Suite 220 1737 West 3rd Avenue
Vancouver BC Canada V6J 1K7

This design firm was started by two graphic designers, both who teaches at Capilano University in the IDEA program. It’s one of the well-known design firms here in Vancouver, winning several awards throughout the design industry.
They do everything from advertisingtraditional and non-traditional media, branding – corporate, product and program, Graphic DesignAnnual reports, packaging, collateral, environmental graphics, etc. Direct Mail – print and web-based, Website/Interactive Design & Programming – FLASH, HTML, PHP and MYSQL, Social media and e-mail campaigns, Sales promotion strategies, Custom Content Management Systems for websites,Campaign planning and program execution.

So if you’re looking for things to be designed, or if you’re a designer looking for a challenging design work environment, send your resumes to them today!

JJ Bean

JJ Bean (Woodward's) on Urbanspoon
JJ Bean – another modern, slick cafe.

I love their cup design! Very Vancouver too!

Very distinct sleeve~

The back of their sleeve.

Their napkins

Now this was very interesting! You open up the napkin, and it’s actually a comment card! I’m not sure how many people notice it though…very neat with the fake coffee cup stain on the napkin as well!