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(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...

MADE Quarterly Magazine

MADE Quarterly Magazine

Category: Design / Editorial, Design / Print, Design / Publishing, Magazines,

Posted by: Sarah
Posted: Nov 2nd 2012
No. of comments: 0

MADE Quarterly is a publication about inspirational people 
from around the world who create incredible things. MADE Quarterly is a new publication from the publishers of award winning graphic design periodical Process Journal. MADE focuses on inspirational people from around the world who create incredible things,...

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! ...

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

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

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Nov 2nd 2012
No. of comments: 0

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.  ...

Maricor / Maricar

Maricor / Maricar

Category: Designers/Studios, Illustration,

Posted by: Thea Powell
Posted: Oct 24th 2012
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Absolutely loving the embroidered typography by design duo Maricor / Maricar. They describe themselves as makers of things assorted, embroidery, animation, design and illustration. And sometimes, all at the same time! Fall in love. Get inspired. And if you can, see them when they present at the Field Trip conference this December....

Deck of Cards by Pedale Design

Deck of Cards by Pedale Design

Category: Design / Packaging, Products,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Oct 15th 2012
No. of comments: 1

Ever thought your standard pack of playing cards needed a bit of a spruce? Just like the beautiful typographic Scrabble set that was recently released for those font-lovers out there, Pedale Design have created a deck of playi...

The art of the Pitch

Category: Advertising, Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: Mark
Posted: Sep 5th 2012
No. of comments: 0

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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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...

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?" ...

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) ...