Roslyn Eskind and San Murata collaborated on the design of the Landscapes of Injustice brand. The cherry blossoms growing on the maple branches in the wind represents the Japanese Canadian community and the uprooting and dispossession of that community during the Second World War.
Roslyn and San have collaborated in the past, their project, the YMCA Annual Report of Metropolitan Toronto was selected by the Cooper Hewitt Museum’s retrospective of Annual Report Design, and is included in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution along with her reports for The Toronto Dominion Bank, and Moore Corporation.
Roslyn Eskind was a principal of Eskind Waddell and Roslyn Eskind Associates and is a graduate of the Cooper Union in New York city. Her design work has been recognized by the Art Directors Clubs of Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York, the Mead Annual Report Shows, the AIGA, Print, Graphis, and Communication Arts magazines among others.
Artist San Murata lives in a small historic village east of Toronto, Ontario. He spent his early years in Tokyo and in 1964 graduated from the University of Musashi in Tokyo, Japan, with a degree in Economics. Ever curious and always adventurous, San traveled to Canada in 1968, to “have a look around”. “I was a young and crazy dreamer. Canadian people and their free style impressed me, so I decided to stay.”
San has won numerous awards and recognitions. His first exhibition was at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo followed by the Zenniku Gallery in Hiroshima, Japan. He is currently represented by Wallace Gallery in Calgary, the Art Emporium in Vancouver, B.C. and the Gunjo Gallery in Kurume, Japan.