The first time around, Manoeuvres was meant strictly as a one-time exercise, a limited edition, style-conscious, oversized forum for Charron, Blais and Ducharme to highlight many of the more interesting figures and trends in Montreal’s thriving underground culture.
New York Times
''Manoeuvres is a fashion and style conscious novelty, at two feet by three feet. The co-editors - Daniel Charron, Jean Blais and André Ducharme - published the first 13 oversized issues from 1987 to 1991, before the demands of time and money became too great. The timing seemed right to bring back Manoeuvres once more.
All aspects of the black-and-white magazine, ads as well as editorial content have been designed by the creative team.''
-By Mathew Hays
The Special Edition
This video clip gives an overview of the 14th edition of Manoeuvres and the fabulous party we organized for the Montreal launch at Bain Mathieu in the spring of 2004. Please use 720p setting when viewing the clip at full screen.
A Big Idea
A short montage of Manoeuvres pages taken from the earlier issues. I had
produced all the images presented in this clip which were done prior to digital photography technology. Please use 720p setting when viewing the clip at full screen.
Dominique and her agency are specialized in event production. She was a delight to work with and gave a big boost to the organization of the Manoeuvres event at Bain Mathieu.
Maria Varvarikos Pearth
Maria and her team where very helpful and made every effort to ensure the great media coverage we received at the launch of the special edition of Manoeuvres in 2004.