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HandMade Day

HandMade Day

Category: Art, Design / Print, Design / Typography, Other Design Fields,

Posted by: Jeffrey
Posted: Nov 16th 2012
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Yesterday the students in Manchester took a break from the computer to work on a brief entirely handmade. The project encourages the students to experiment with different techniques in craft, treating the computer as just a tool to bring the final components together to create and commercially viable piece of graphic design in the form of an album or book cover, gig poster, press ...

(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...

The humble Staedtler pencil..?

The humble Staedtler pencil..?

Category: Art,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Nov 12th 2012
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Every now and again you see a creative mind turning an everyday object into something quite remarkable... Australian artist Lionel Bawden has done just that. Via butdoesitfloat.com ...
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Dalton Maag's beautiful new typeface for the Rio Olympic Games

Dalton Maag's beautiful new typeface
for the Rio Olympic Games

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Environmental, Design / Infographics, Design / Typography,

Posted by: Mark
Posted: Nov 7th 2012
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Based on the movement of athletes and Brazil’s geological and architectural hallmarks; Dalton Maag's bespoke typeface for the next Olympic Games in Rio is as smooth and flowing as the London Games fonts were harsh and geometric. ...

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! ...

Introducing Dure & Kaufmann

Introducing Dure & Kaufmann

Category: Blogs, Designers/Studios, Other Design Fields, Printing/Production,

Posted by: Tanya
Posted: Nov 5th 2012
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Dure & Kaufmann is a stylish new tshirt label brought to you by Ash Thompson, one of our Brisbane Graduates (Full time 2009).  Ash has put a tonne of time and effort in to seeing her dream become a reality and she has not only used the design skills that she gained from our Graphic Design course, but also...

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

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

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Nov 2nd 2012
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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.  ...

The First Cut, Manchester Art Gallery. 5 October - 27 January 2013

The First Cut, Manchester Art Gallery. 5 October - 27 January 2013

Category: Events/Exhibitions,

Posted by: Sarah
Posted: Oct 29th 2012
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This is a great exhibition happening at Manchester Art Gallery, if you are in Manchester you should definitely go and check it out. On display is the work of 31 international artists who cut, scult and manipulate paper.  Manchester Art Gallery ...

Greetings from Radio

Greetings from Radio

Category: Design / Print, Design / Typography, Designers/Studios, Printing/Production, Products,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Oct 26th 2012
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Radio has got to be one of my favourite South African design studios. Such a great aesthetic and style. Particularly digging these postcards, but take a look through all their work...

Black Eyewear by Bibliothèque

Black Eyewear by Bibliothèque

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

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Oct 26th 2012
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I sincerely disagree with American satirist Dorothy Parker, who proclaimed that boys seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses. Glasses are sexy. And glasses with a really excellent brand identity behind them are even sexier. So it's no real surprise then that I'm so enamoured with the identity for ...