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Mabe by Band

Mabe by Band

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

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Oct 15th 2012
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My current crush is on this identity for Mabe hair salon, designed by the super talented Adelaide studio Band. That gold foil is seriously amazing. ...

Mercedes Benz / Left & Right Brain

Mercedes Benz / Left & Right Brain

Category: Advertising, Colour, Design / Print,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Sep 26th 2012
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It's day one of colour for the full-time students in Sydney and to mark the occasion here are some wonderful ads for Mercedes Benz. Depicting the difference between the left and right side of the brain I think they're a breath of fresh air from standard car ads. The agency beghind the ads was Shalmor Avnon Amichay / Y&R Inte...

Type By Hand Workshop - Sydney

Type By Hand Workshop - Sydney

Category: Design / Typography, Events/Exhibitions,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Sep 23rd 2012
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Tanya, Maz, Anthony, Enza, myself and a few Shillington students past and present joined typographers Wayne Thompson and Gemma O'Brien at a Type By Hand Workshop in Sydney at the weekend. ...

So hot right now

So hot right now

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Designers/Studios, Illustration,

Posted by: Mark
Posted: Sep 7th 2012
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Nike Brand Design superstar Darrin Crescenzi has created everything from the Nike Fuel gauge to the U.S. Men's Olympic Basketball uniforms. He's recently designed the heraldry for each of the families from the HBO series "...
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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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'Uninvited redesigns'

'Uninvited redesigns'

Category: Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 30th 2012
No. of comments: 1

  Something I picked up on Twitter yesterday via The Coolhunter (still a firm favourite for inspiration!) — a cool (read: very hipster) take on American Airlines' branding. It's the work of Anna K&...

Scandinavian Graphic Design

Scandinavian Graphic Design

Category: Books,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 23rd 2012
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Still on the Scandinavian theme, this book was a recent purchase with a birthday gift card (thanks, Jules!) and remains a favourite. Full of all that sexy design work that those Northern Eu...
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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...

Vintage Logos

Vintage Logos

Category: Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 16th 2012
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As has been well blogged about in recent times, there are an awful lot of hipster-esque identites surfacing around the traps. I suspect partially because there's an undeniable beauty to the pared-down elegance of that look, but I also suspect there's a certain 'ease' factor (some might call it 'lazy'!) in generating them. I was fortunate enough to be taught...

Hampus Jageland

Hampus Jageland

Category: Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 16th 2012
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Loving the elegant aesthetic of Paris-based, Swedish-born designer Hampus Jageland's work. I fell in love with his work for Edge Board a while back and have only now gone to dig further on his work. Really nice stuff. ...