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LAUGH, on AGDA NSW blog

LAUGH, on AGDA NSW blog

Category: Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jun 4th 2013
No. of comments: 0

Sometimes it gets to Wednesday and you've hit a creative wall. All the usual places you go to for design inspiration just aren't cutting it. You know what you need? Animals doing some damn funny things. These are our favourite videos when our brain feels fried and we need a bit of a break. 1. ...

2100°/451° featuring Etsuko Ichikawa

Category: Art, Documentaries/Film, Other Design Fields,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 28th 2013
No. of comments: 0

In this mesmerising film, Japanese artist Etsuko Ichikawa brings both fear and joy to our eyes as she creates images using molten glass. Pretty amazing stuff. ...

Ampersand

Ampersand

Category: Design / Typography, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jun 3rd 2013
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Loving this self referential ampersand, avaiable for purchase at pprwrk studio.  ...

Global Flight Paths Visualised

Global Flight Paths Visualised

Category: Design / Infographics, Other Design Fields, Resources / Educational,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 28th 2013
No. of comments: 0

Did you know that there are currently more than 58,000 flight paths across the globe? And that Atlanta, Georgia is the busiest airport in the world? Transportation planner Michael Markieta has spent the past year developing these amazing visualisations of the globe's hectic flight paths, helping us to better understand how our air space is used. Working on the project in his s...

LEARN - on AGDA NSW Blog

LEARN - on AGDA NSW Blog

Category: Resources / Educational, Resources / Reference, Web / Resources,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jun 2nd 2013
No. of comments: 0

You've finished your study, or perhaps graduation is not far off, and you're about to take that scary leap into the weird and wonderful world of graphic design. You probably have a million questions about what to do from here - but look no further, because we've complied a list of some of the best advice for you brand new designers. We love ...

Slice a Recipe

Slice a Recipe

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

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 30th 2013
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As a means for culinary students at Escuela de Cocina Carulla to 'sharpen' their skills while studying, Ogilvy & Mather designed this special introductory cook book which literally needs to be delicately sliced open to reveal its contents. ...

Ecological Business Cards

Ecological Business Cards

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Printing/Production,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 28th 2013
No. of comments: 0

Challenged with designing an ecological business card for an environmental consultant, Lisbon-based (and seemingly now defunct) studio Fischer Portugal decided not to print any cards at all. Instead they produced a stamp which could be applied to any leftover card, paper or other reusable material. It's a very clever approach, memorable and 100% fulfils the brief. ...

The Exploded Alphabet

The Exploded Alphabet

Category: Design / Typography, Illustration,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 28th 2013
No. of comments: 0

This self-inititated project by Matt Stevens, a designer and illustrator from North Carolina, combines his love for vintage automative manuals with typography. Not only is the 26 letter series a feast for the eyes, but it also provides a new perspective on the anatomy of type and how the font was put together. ...

Love Hurts: Heartbreak First Aid Kit

Love Hurts: Heartbreak First Aid Kit

Category: Design / Interactive, Design / Packaging, Other Design Fields, Products,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 28th 2013
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How do you mend a broken heart? Well, according to graphic designer Melanie Charnock: a good dose of dark chocolate, some tissues, bubble bath, and a CD compilation to cry along to, all packaged up in a handy first aid box. The idea came about as part of a student assignment she was given to create an activity book. Mel...

New Edition newspaper redesign

New Edition newspaper redesign

Category: Colour, Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Editorial, Design / Print, Design / Publishing, Magazines,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 20th 2013
No. of comments: 0

We're really liking the layout and colour palettes used by BachGarde Design when they put together a new look and feel for Nya Upplagan (New Edition), a free Swedish newspaper. Combining strong blocks of colour, typography, and black and white photography reminiscent of traditional newspaper printing, the Stockholm-based studio have...