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Type Trumps

Type Trumps

Category: Design / Typography, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Meave
Posted: Aug 14th 2012
No. of comments: 1

  Do you know your Helvetica from your Arial? Based on the classic game of one-upmanship, this deck of cards by Rick Banks of Face37 is aimed at all you font nerds, design hipsters and typeface freaks because it celebrates the joy of typ...

Number of the Day

Number of the Day

Category: Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Aug 6th 2012
No. of comments: 0

Mathematics was never my strong suit, but as a designer I love looking at numbers. Do you draw your eight long and loopy, or as a snowman with his round head sitting firmly atop his even wider belly, or even some other way? Number of the Day indulges in my passion for the numbered form, with possibly the most comprehensive search func...
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Crop Circles Typeface

Crop Circles Typeface

Category: Competitions, Design / Typography,

Posted by: Tanya
Posted: Jul 15th 2012
No. of comments: 1

A super big congratulations to graduate Catalina del Pilar for being shortlisted in the Qantm Create Awards 2012. Catalina entered her 'Crop Circles' typeface that she created here at Shillington, into the 'Typography' section. She is now a finalist and in the running to win a prize. ...

Chronicles Of Never

Chronicles Of Never

Category: Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Jobey Greenwood
Posted: Jun 12th 2012
No. of comments: 0

Chronicles of Never (CoN) is a clothing and jewellery company based in Sydney, Australia. Under the direction of creator Gareth Moody, a former co-founder of Tsubi (Ksubi), the graphics are predominantly bold, simple and very effective. The given examples are fine art pieces that have been used on t-shirts. CoN usually sticks to bold graphics on a neutral colour palette. I particularly like the NO...
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Fontology

Fontology

Category: Design / Typography, Resources / Educational, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Tanya
Posted: Jun 26th 2012
No. of comments: 0

Fonts.com provides us with useful, informative and relevant information about typography! They have recently created Fontology - a resouce particularly for students, who are learning or are keen to learn more about typography.  Work through Level 1...

TK Type's FF Chartwell font

TK Type's FF Chartwell font

Category: Design / Typography,

Posted by: Dailey
Posted: Jun 19th 2012
No. of comments: 0

From the site, "FF Chartwell is a tool for easily creating graphs, disguised as a font. It utilizes OpenType to interpret and visualize the data. The data also remains editable, allowing for painless updates." File this under "one-of-the-coolest-things-i've-seen-in-a-while." Thanks to Shillo ...

What is the future of design?

What is the future of design?

Category: Books, Designers/Studios, Events/Exhibitions,

Posted by: Renee
Posted: Jun 12th 2012
No. of comments: 0

Last week I was fortunate enough to see Frank Chimero speak at the Portable event at Brisbane's Edge. It was an inspiring afternoon where questions were asked of designers about the way we work and why we do things?  Drawing on findings from his book, The Shape of Design, Frank asked us 'What does it mean to b...

Call for entries: The Art of Winning

Call for entries: The Art of Winning

Category: Competitions,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: May 23rd 2012
No. of comments: 0

The guys at LBB (Let's Be Brief) are calling for entries in their 'The Art of Winning' poster competition, in which winners will have their work displayed at the very cool Boxpark Shoredtich through July. Full details ...
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AFOM: VCE Season of Excellence 2012

AFOM: VCE Season of Excellence 2012

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Environmental,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: May 18th 2012
No. of comments: 0

Melbourne's very talented Suzy Tuxen and A Friend of Mine are at it again — setting the bar high with their work for the VCE Season of Excellence 2011, their response for ...

9 Bar Coffee / Reluctant Hero

9 Bar Coffee / Reluctant Hero

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Environmental, Design / Typography, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: May 16th 2012
No. of comments: 0

Thanks to Melbourne graduate Andy Welsh for the tip-off on this wow-factor branding for a coffee shop in Newcastle, UK. The studio responsible are local designers Reluctant Hero — check out their site for some other beautiful design work. It...