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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
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...

Hang with the Herman Miller Greats

Hang with the Herman Miller Greats

Category: Competitions, Events/Exhibitions,

Posted by: Corrie
Posted: Jun 4th 2012
No. of comments: 0

Why not hang with the Miller Greats!? Entre this competition to have your chance of being part of design history. "Herman Miller, with its designers, has shaped the world of modern furniture design. Equally acclaimed are their now iconic art posters. To celebrate this great heritage, the company is launching...
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Pentagram: The Forty Story

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Designers/Studios, Documentaries/Film,

Posted by: Meave
Posted: May 30th 2012
No. of comments: 2

The story of a boy born on the day Pentagram opened and how his life has been tracked (and kerned) by forty years of Pentagram design. www.pentagram.com ...

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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The Copy Book

The Copy Book

Category: Advertising, Books, Design / Print, Design / Publishing,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: May 11th 2012
No. of comments: 0

A lovely find on thisiscollate — what looks like it'd be a really interesting read on the art of copy writing. This is an updated edition of a book originally published by D&AD in 1995, and this time around is a joint project with ...

Recent Concept Development day

Recent Concept Development day

Category: Other Design Fields,

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Posted: May 8th 2012
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Well done all the London students during the recent concept development day. Some really great ideas came out of that day, and we're all looking forward to seeing the results. Great to get away from the screens for a day too... ...

Typographic Furniture, Punctuation Lamps...

Typographic Furniture, Punctuation Lamps...

Category: Architecture, Design / Typography, Other Design Fields, Products,

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Posted: Apr 19th 2012
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Fantastic typographic furniture from Tabisso... custom made in France, and who could resist a lamp as that finishing touch? Check them out here. ...

Good Books - Metamorphosis

Category: Advertising, Animation / Motion Graphics, Books,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Apr 17th 2012
No. of comments: 0

New Zealand creative agency, String Theory teamed up with US-based agency Buck, to create this wonderful animated homage to Hunter S.Thompson to help promote Good Books. ...

Ben Johnston - Wood Typography Engraving

Ben Johnston - Wood Typography Engraving

Category: Design / Typography, Designers/Studios, Other Design Fields,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Apr 16th 2012
No. of comments: 1

These wood laser engravings are pretty spectacular! These were created by Ben Johnston, a self-taught designer based in Cape Town, South Africa. You should check out his other work too. Very nice indeed! (Originally seen vi...

Frank Aloi - The Little Veggie Patch Co

Frank Aloi - The Little Veggie Patch Co

Category: Design / Packaging, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Apr 13th 2012
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Whilst cleaning up my very untidy desk I came across a few packets of vegetable seeds (as you do). I'm not quite sure where I got them from but I must have kept them because I loved the design so much. They're for the Little Veggie Patch Co based in Melbourne and the packaging was designed by Melbourne-born (but now Ade...