The Turner Traditions Tuesday September 27, 2011

Over the past four years, (wait a second … holy f$%k), one of our family traditions is to throw the occasional house party. As a couple, my wife and I strive to throw at least one party once year, regardless of how small our apartment is. With each of these parties, I also have a personal tradition of crafting customized posters for each event. My favourites of all time have to be the first few Tiny Turkey Dinner parties which always included some sort of inappropriate axe, skull and sickle combination for what is essentially a Boxing Day Turkey Sandwich party.

Anywho, last year we threw a party to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving. It was our little way of bringing a bit of Calgary to Washington. So this year we decided to do it all over again. Because of which, I crafted another poster.

So this is this year’s version.

You maybe wondering why I would post this on c.t.overdrive. And if you guessed that it was because I haven’t posted in over a week, you are only partially correct. Actually one of the reasons, why I’ve always done these ridiculous posters is to try and challenge myself. Yes, they are fun to make, but they are also a great gauge of the transformation of one’s design skills. Plus these posters always give me a chance to think outside the box of my usual design aesthetic and also do a bit of experimentation.

So with that, I thought I’d post this year’s Turner Canadian Thanksgiving poster online. It took me less than an hour to whip up, but I’m proud of how it turned out and the growth in this design in comparison to my first party poster design… way back in 2008.

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I’m bringing Canadian Thanksgiving to Washington State. Woo!

Angela · Sep 28, 10:35 am · #permalink


Awesome. I agree. Our American friends need to learn about the beauty that is Canadian Thanksgiving.

No more of this Black Friday/Columbus Day Stuff. We need to educate our southern neighbours on Boxing Day/Canadian Thanksgiving.

cto · Sep 29, 12:49 am · #permalink

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