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The art of the Pitch

Category: Advertising, Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: Mark
Posted: Sep 5th 2012
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In 1969 Saul Bass — probably the greatest graphic designer of all time, was tasked with reimagining the visual identity of the American Bell Telephone Company. This rare footage captures the full half-hour of Bass and his team’s original pitch to Bell, whic...
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Shillington NYC is hiring!

Shillington NYC is hiring!

Category: Other Design Fields,

Posted by: Dailey
Posted: Aug 28th 2012
No. of comments: 1

  Love design but sick of dealing with the deadlines and clients? Shillington School of Graphic Design in New York is looking for passionate graphic designers to pass on their practical skills and knowledge to the next generation of creative talent. A previous career sporting a corduroy jacket and comb-over (traditional t...
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Of Monsters and Men

Category: Animation / Motion Graphics, Music,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 23rd 2012
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Absolutely loving these guys at the moment — even more so after their scintillating live show in Camden last night. Of Monsters and Men are musical geniuses (genii?), something akin to Arcade Fire with piano accordian, trumpet and timpani action aplenty. I see they're doing a fair bit of touring around Europe in t...

Complete the Shillington Website survey & you could win an iPad

Complete the Shillington Website survey & you could win an iPad

Category: Competitions, Web / Design,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Aug 22nd 2012
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We are just about to kick off an exciting redesign project for the Shillington website* but before we jump in head first we would like to get some feedback from the people who do, or have, used the site before. (*Please note that we are not refering to our blog - i.e. where you are reading this but our actual website. Links are below). Who better to let us ...

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?" ...

Karl Tagle - The Boracay Vows Invites

Category: Design / Print, Documentaries/Film, Illustration, Printing/Production,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Aug 20th 2012
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Karl Tagle studied at Shillington back in 2007 and is now freelancing and illustrating. You can check out his work here. You should also take the time to watch the process of screenprinting his wedding invites.  ...

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) ...

Ghost in the Machine - Erika Iris Simmons

Ghost in the Machine - Erika Iris Simmons

Category: Art, Music,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Aug 14th 2012
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These portraits of musicians (made out of recycled cassette tape with original cassette) are pretty awesome. Erika was inspired to create the 'Ghosts in the Machine' project after a description by philosopher Gilbert Ryle about how your spirit lives in your body. Erika imagines we are al...

Karlee Anne Interiors

Karlee Anne Interiors

Category: Other Design Fields, Products,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Aug 9th 2012
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Karlee Anne is a design business launched by Karlee van der Meulen, one of our previous lecturers at Shillington Sydney. As a practicing designer, Karlee has specialised in surface patterns for interiors. Her commercial experience and personal interest in this field sparked a vision to create a homewares brand featuring soft furnishings. W...

Yayoi Kusama: New York, 12 July - 30 September

Yayoi Kusama: New York, 12 July - 30 September

Category: Art, Colour, Events/Exhibitions, Fashion,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Aug 8th 2012
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If you're wondering what's with the wonderfully crazy window displays in Louis Vuitton at the moment (if you've seen the polkadot tentacles you'll know what I mean) it turns out they're the work of Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama. I was lucky enough to attend her exhibition at the MCA in Sydney back in 2009 and it was probably one of the most fun and interactive ...