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GO - on AGDA NSW blog

GO - on AGDA NSW blog

Category: Events/Exhibitions,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jun 3rd 2013
No. of comments: 0

We all know and love Semi-Permanent, but it's not the only great design event out there. There are some excellent creative conferences happening that might have passed you by - until now! Check out our go-to events below. Field Trip Ever been to a creative conference, listened to a g...

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...

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...

Neon Text Installations

Neon Text Installations

Category: Art, Colour, Photography,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 20th 2013
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This series of images by South Korean photographer Jung Lee feature neon typography of cliche phrases about both love and hate. Placed in stark, empty landscapes the images have an ethereal quality.  ...

Gummy Bear Chandelier

Gummy Bear Chandelier

Category: Art, Other Design Fields, Products,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 20th 2013
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This fun chandelier design by New York artist Kevin Champeny is made of over 3,000 gummy bears. They may look good enough to eat, but sadly they're made from acrylic so you won't actually be able to pull one down from your living room ceiling to nibble on. ...

Alphabet Topography

Alphabet Topography

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

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 20th 2013
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A self-initiated project by Yale-graduates Synoptic Office, these laser cut 3D letterforms are a physical representation of the alphabet based on how frequently each letter is used. So vowels and consonants like 'R' and 'T' are physically much taller than letters like 'W' and 'G' which are u...

Pixar Playing Cards

Pixar Playing Cards

Category: Design / Packaging, Design / Print, Documentaries/Film, Illustration, Other Design Fields, Products,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 13th 2013
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A self-proclaimed 'huge' Pixar fan, graphic designer and illustrator Chris Anderson has made a lot of Pixar-related work over the years including this set of deluxe playing cards which he produced as part of a university project. ...

Laser Cut Record

Category: Art, Music, Other Design Fields, Printing/Production,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: May 13th 2013
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Not satisfyied with creating the world's first 3D printed record, Amanda Ghassaei has now created wooden, laser cut records. The results are not only striking in a visual sense, but the audible versions of the songs cut into the wood in this way are strangely haunting. Tracks that Amanda has chosen so far include Radiohead'...

Abstract Problem Solving

Abstract Problem Solving

Category: Resources / Reference,

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Posted: May 15th 2013
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This article recently pubished on the Behance site is an excellent insight into abstract problem solving - might give you all a steer towards looking at a problem in a different way, and finding better, more creative solutions. Read it here ...

Hunt&Co

Hunt&Co

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Interactive, Design / Print, Design / Publishing, Design / Typography, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Apr 17th 2013
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Melbourne was treated to an inspiring chat from Thomas Williams, founder and Creative Director of Hunt&Co - the studio behind the design publications Process Journal and MADE Quarterly. A few tips from the man himself - 1. Enjoy the journey, not just the destination. 2. Dive in headfirst. 3. If you've got an idea and you belie...