The annual Canstruction competition is back with an exhibition of their amazing sculptures made entirely of canned food (which afterwards are donated to Greater Vancouver Food Banks for distribution to community emergency feeding programs) at the Four Seasons Hotel, the Pacific Center Rotunda and the HSBC Pendulum Gallery in downtown Vancouver. VFS Digital Media Specialist Danny Chan is their appointed photographer for the event.
Last year, Danny Chan took some photos for our OOMPH! piece, and after seeing his shots, the Director of Brand l Co-Chair Canstruction Vancouver, Scott Gray contacted him and asked permssion to use some of his photography in their promotional material, which then evolved into using his photos as the basis for their innovative calendar.
The annual design and build competition CANstruction (which takes place in over 180 cities world wide) is currently exhibiting works by Vancouver teams of designers, architects and engineers in select buildings on Georgia St in downtown Vancouver until April 4. The design brief was to build large structures primarily out of canned goods – which are then donated to the Vancouver Food Bank.
Digital Design Faculty Industry Mentor, Mark Busse, participated again in the Vancouver CANstruction competition with his team the Raccoonteurs (made up of his company Industrial Brand Creative with Pacific Blue Cross and Omicron) and won Local Graphic Designer for their sculpture, which pays homage to what they consider to be Vancouver’s unofficial mascot — the raccoon.
We’re also proud to note that one of the photos taken by our own Danny Chan was used for promoting the event in the Vancouver Sun.