Uppercut won two Anvils 2015

Uppercut Takes Home Two Anvil Awards

Uppercut at the 2015 Anvil Awards

The Ad Rodeo Association is the celebration of creative excellence in Calgary. We had a great night at the Ad Rodeo Association Anvil Awards on Friday with Uppercut picking up two Anvils and a Merit:

Anvil for Best Website for YYC You There

Anvil for Best Cross-Platform Experience for YYC You There

Merit for Best Mobile Game or App for DECO

See all the winners


Type Camp 2015 at Adobe in San Francisco.

Notes From Type Camp

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Two members of our creative team — Shauna Hartsook and Karen Chu Gervais — attended Type Camp workshops in San Francisco earlier this month. Fairgoods is a regular sponsor of Type Camp, including the SFO workshops, and we donated Jerk Balloons and Brief Greetings for the gift bags.

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The first workshop took place at Adobe San Francisco HQ, a spacious, art-filled building that was inspiring enough on its own. Instructors Xandra Zamora and Shelley Gruendler took us through an exploration of hand-lettering with the parallel pen using both Blackletter and Neuland letterforms.

The second workshop took place at the amazing Letterform Archive, which is curated by Rob Saunders. Instructors Stephen Coles, Alexandre Saumier Demers, and James Edmonson demonstrated how to draw and select type.

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The morning focused on a scribble technique that’s useful in creating or experimenting with new letterforms, and to practice lettering types in different weights. The afternoon was spent studying typefaces and how to select the right face for a project.

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The whole experience was wonderful. If you’re interested in learning more about typography and design, you should definitely go to Type Camp.


Happy Birthday to Us

We celebrated our third birthday on February 1, and we can hardly believe it’s only been three years. When we started Uppercut, we had a specific vision and plan, with a close-knit team who had already been working together for years.

A lot has changed — some of it wonderful and some of it really difficult. Which is why, at this point, we wanted to take a moment to look at what we’ve accomplished in that time: We’ve built over 50 websites and more than 20 apps, designed 25 logos, and launched four ventures. And we’re pretty excited about what the next years will bring. So happy birthday to us, and thanks to everyone who has been part of our story. We couldn’t have done it without you.