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ericaldwinckle.info is the online component to a biographical project by Michael B. LeBlanc, Associate Professor at NSCAD University.

Michael LeBlanc has collected material from the National Archives, Ottawa, the Toronto Arts and Letters Club, Eric's family and friends and other interested members of Canada's design community. The book's first edition, “Nothing Uninteresting: The Work and Life of Eric Aldwinckle,” is now available for CDN$36.67 (plus taxes and shipping) from Blurb.com.

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About Michael LeBlanc

Michael LeBlanc is an interdisciplinary designer with interests in web, user interface design, physical computing and product design. During the 1980’s he was a regularly exhibiting artist and his mixed media drawings can be found in private and public collections in Canada, the USA and Europe. Before coming to NSCAD in 1990, he taught drawing and interactive media at the University of Guelph, University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto Department of Art as Applied to Medicine. From 1998 to 2001, he worked full-time as Creative Director for ITC Learning Inc., Director of Media Design for Knowledge House Inc., and Senior Designer for PhotoPoint.com, a Media Metrix Top 200 website. He returned to NSCAD full-time in 2001. In 2013 he served as a research consultant for the Information and Communications Technology Council in Ottawa.

 

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Now available at Blurb.com.

Nothing Uninteresting

The Work and Life of Eric Aldwinckle

By Michael B. LeBlanc

Print Book, 186 Pages

CAD$36.67

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…I was most interested in your observations on the School of Design visit and shocked into complete wonder. (class sizes of) 25 or 30 students amazes me. Of course it would not pay. It is the old story. Arts and particularly the progressive and experimental needs a financial foster father. The confusion as to the purpose of this particular school is amusing but forgivable…

-Eric Aldwinckle, letter to Franklin Carmichael on the design school launched in 1945