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Designspiration is awesome for finding colour palettes that work.

Designspiration is awesome for finding colour palettes that work.

Category: Blogs, Colour, Resources / Reference, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Lee
Posted: Sep 22nd 2011
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If you are like me and colour doesn't come easy to you looking for inspiration from colour palettes that work in images, artwork or even other pieces of design can be good. Designspiration is a great place for inspiration but as an awesome feature that allows you to browse work by colour. This makes it easy to find combi...

The Alphabet 2

Category: Animation / Motion Graphics, Design / Typography,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Sep 22nd 2011
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Thought this experimental stop-motion fiim from Italian studio n9ve was pretty cool! ...

Fully Booked

Fully Booked

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

Posted by: Maz
Posted: Sep 21st 2011
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When it comes to book design, Penguin are among the best in the business. Click here to hear designer David Pearson and Penguin art director Jim Stoddart talk about Fully Booked, a lovely t...

Marshall Alexander - Paper Toys

Category: Designers/Studios, Other Design Fields,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Sep 21st 2011
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I recently stumbled across the work of Dutch paper engineer, Marshall Alexander. He left the world of 2D design after discovering the art of 3D paper toy design and getting hooked. He also happens to be a graduate of Shillington Melbourne. Here's a stop motion video of Marshall in action. To see more of his fantastic work visit his ...

To intern or not to intern - Pip Jamieson

To intern or not to intern - Pip Jamieson

Category: Interviews / Individual, Resources / Educational,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Sep 19th 2011
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Some wise words from The Loop's Pip Jamieson (featured on the Desktop website) on whether or not to take an internship. "For employers, it’s not only a wonderful chance to give back to the industry, and help shape the seniors of tomorrow; it’s a...

Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische

Category: Designers/Studios, Illustration,

Posted by: Christine Moore
Posted: Sep 14th 2011
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Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator and designer. She is well known for projects such as the Daily Drop Cap and Should I Work For Free. The Daily Drop Cap website is based around her own and guest interpretations of the letters of the alphabet. As well as this Jessica keeps a blog and you are able to buy her designs online. As it says on her website: 'Jessica and her work have... been featu...

Little White Lies via issuu.com

Category: Design / Editorial, Design / Publishing, Design / Typography, Documentaries/Film, Magazines, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Lee
Posted: Sep 15th 2011
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If you haven't checked out issuu.com. You should. A lot of publications post their mags online (some use it for documents and folios) through issuu. You can often look at the whole magazine for nothing. If you create an account (at no cost) with issuu you can bookmark them in your online library for future reading. ...

QR Codes

QR Codes

Category: Advertising, Design / Interactive, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Mark
Posted: Sep 15th 2011
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I keep seeing these little barcodes on more and more adverts. They're called QR Codes and were designed by Toyota back in 1994. I downloaded a QR Reader from the App Store and it works a treat. You just launch the App and hold it over the code. It scans it and then launches the website. It...

Mykonos - Fleet Foxes

Category: Animation / Motion Graphics, Music,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Sep 14th 2011
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I actually posted this up on our old blog a year or two back but I like it so much I had to share it. The film clip is an awesome paper animation created by Sean Pecknold. Pretty mesmerising! You can also see the making of it here. You can see more of his fantastic work on the Grandc...