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The wonderment of Illustrator!

The wonderment of Illustrator!

Category: Colour, Design / Print, Design / Typography, Illustration,

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

  A shout to all you guys in the Northern Hemisphere just being introduced to Illustrator — trust me, persevere with the pen tool and this program will become your best friend! To get your Illustrator training even more inspired, check out some of the below: A great resource of tutorials and tips ...

illustrations of messages posted on Craigs List.

illustrations of messages posted on Craigs List.

Category: Art, Books, Illustration,

Posted by:
Posted: Dec 4th 2012
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very sweet collection of illustrations from a book called Missed Connections – all inspired by messages left on Craigs List. Love the idea, love the style. ...

Peets Coffee & Tea redesign

Peets Coffee & Tea redesign

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Packaging,

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Posted: Dec 4th 2012
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Really nice bit of branding and packaging redesign for Peet's Coffee & Tea, by Jee Sook Kim, a freelance designer in San Diego. Nice type treatment and rollout, particularly like the works in progress! ...

A bit of inspiration for working over the weekend

A bit of inspiration for working over the weekend

Category: Design / Editorial, Design / Print, Design / Publishing, Design / Typography,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Nov 30th 2012
No. of comments: 2

A bit of random goodness for those of you in Australia working through your portfolios at present — and also for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere where the temperatures are plumetting, providing good reason to hunker down to some project work over the weekend. Enjoy! - - - Soundtrack (albums) The Darlingtons 'Decades Dance' Bat fo...

City of Melbourne - Infographic Competition

City of Melbourne - Infographic Competition

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

Posted by: David
Posted: Nov 20th 2012
No. of comments: 0

  The City of Melbourne is looking for the best and brightest designers to enter its infographic competition and create an infographic that tells the world why Melbourne is a creative, innovative and knowledge-rich city for businesses to invest and operate in.  ...

A bit of minimalism for your Friday

A bit of minimalism for your Friday

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Editorial, Design / Print, Design / Publishing, Designers/Studios,

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

It's been a good week for blog-surfing, in my travels this week I've collected a pretty random mix of things for my beloved zootool account. I thought it was especially interesting to see a lot of what I might term a pretty 'slick/minimalist' aesthetic. I love a bit of hand crafted design as much as the next person, but deep down (and as anyone who knows me would attest) I...

(US) The Birth of the Modern Sans Serif in the 19th Century.

(US) The Birth of the Modern Sans Serif in the 19th Century.

Category: Design / Typography,

Posted by: Dailey
Posted: Nov 12th 2012
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Stanley Morison argues in Politics and Script that the nineteenth-century invention of the sans serif lowercase was no less than ‘the most novel and permanent contribution to letter-design that has appeared on the printed page since the Aldine Italic of 1501’. Given that the sans serif has become the dominant typographic form of the past century (for all but lengthy text...

For the Benefit of Mr Kite

Category: Design / Print, Design / Typography,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Nov 6th 2012
No. of comments: 1

What a piece of art. The Beatles' 'Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite' inspiration recreated. From scratch. Check this video out! ...

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Category: Advertising, Animation / Motion Graphics, Design / Branding/Identity, Illustration,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Nov 2nd 2012
No. of comments: 0

We do love a bit of stop-motion animation here at Shillo HQ. When it's combined with spooky Halloween characters we love it even more! And even though here in Oz we shun Marmite in favour of Vegemite, we're still pretty smitten with this campaign.  ...

Deck of Cards by Pedale Design

Deck of Cards by Pedale Design

Category: Design / Packaging, Products,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Oct 15th 2012
No. of comments: 1

Ever thought your standard pack of playing cards needed a bit of a spruce? Just like the beautiful typographic Scrabble set that was recently released for those font-lovers out there, Pedale Design have created a deck of playi...