Menlo Park, California (September 3, 2013 ) – Subplot Design Inc. of Vancouver, BC is very proud to announce that their “Choose Adoption” stamp for Canada Post Corporation has won a place in Communication Arts’ Design Annual 2013. The winners were announced today and the magazine will hit the news stands in the new few days.


Founded in 1959, Communication Arts is the premier source of inspiration for graphic designers, art directors, design firms, corporate design departments, advertising agencies, interactive designers, illustrators and photographers—everyone involved in visual communication. Whether in print or online, CA’s editorials, feature articles and the annual competitions it sponsors provide new ideas and information, while promoting the highest professional standards for the field.


Communication Arts magazine is the leading trade journal for visual communications. It’s the largest creative magazine in the world and showcases the top work in graphic design, advertising, illustration, photography, interactive design and typography.


“We are very pleased to be included in Communication Arts’ Design Annual 2013”, says Subplot Principal and Creative Director, Roy White. “It was a fantastic project and one that is close to our hearts in the studio.”


Each year close to 150,000 homeles pets are admitted to shelters across Canada. Thanks to the efforts of caring workers and volunteers, a good number of these animals are either returned to their owners or placed in new homes; unfortunately, far too many are not. The Canada Post “Choose Adoption” stamp promotes the importance of adopting an animal from one of the many shelters across Canada.


Designed by Vancouver’s Subplot Design Inc., the set of 5 stamps was designed to invite interaction. By detaching the stamps from the backing sheet, the collector participates by releasing the pet from the kennel, and sending it en route to a new home.



Information about the commemorative set of stamps can be found HERE

Additional images can be viewed HERE