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Of Monsters and Men

Category: Animation / Motion Graphics, Music,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 23rd 2012
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Absolutely loving these guys at the moment — even more so after their scintillating live show in Camden last night. Of Monsters and Men are musical geniuses (genii?), something akin to Arcade Fire with piano accordian, trumpet and timpani action aplenty. I see they're doing a fair bit of touring around Europe in t...

The importance of upskilling as a designer

The importance of upskilling as a designer

Category: Blogs, Interviews / Individual, Interviews / Studio, Magazines, Resources / Educational,

Posted by: Tanya
Posted: Aug 21st 2012
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The guys over at Desktop Magazine have put together this handy article where they questioned six creatives:  "In terms of employability and keeping up-to-date with technologies, how important is it for designers to upskill?" ...

The Art of Logo Design

Category: Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 16th 2012
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A really lovely snapshot of what logo design is all about, from some of the area's best practitioners. Well worth a watch for new and experienced designers alike. (As initially posted on Logo Design Love) ...

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...