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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) ...

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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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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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...

Call for entries: The Art of Winning

Call for entries: The Art of Winning

Category: Competitions,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: May 23rd 2012
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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
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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
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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...

Ink & Paper: A Major Exhibition of Gig Posters

Ink & Paper: A Major Exhibition of Gig Posters

Category: Art, Design / Print, Events/Exhibitions,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: May 7th 2012
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Aah, my favourite kind of posters. For all you music lovers out there get yourselves down and dirty with the cool kids in East London next weekend for Ink & Papwer: A Major Exhibition of Gig Posters at the Ragfactory, just off Brick Lane. The show is only on for a very short period of time — Fri...

Type Connection

Type Connection

Category: Design / Typography,

Posted by: Tanya
Posted: Apr 11th 2012
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Let me introduce to you 'Type Connection' a typographic dating game. Like any conventional dating website you will be required to choose a 'suitable candidate' (ie. a typeface) in order to start the dating. But the twist is that you have to find a suitable partner for your chosen typeface. ...