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Colour brings Telstra the Aussie Telcoms to life

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

Posted by: Lee
Posted: Sep 22nd 2011
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For the first time in a long while Telstra doesn't look like an bad late eighties / early ninties throw back identity. I heard via the grape vine that Interbrand Sydney worked on the identity re-invigoration. This could be partly their work. I think the logo still looks like it was designed by a grandad who thinks he look...

Designspiration is awesome for finding colour palettes that work.

Designspiration is awesome for finding colour palettes that work.

Category: Blogs, Colour, Resources / Reference, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Lee
Posted: Sep 22nd 2011
No. of comments: 0

If you are like me and colour doesn't come easy to you looking for inspiration from colour palettes that work in images, artwork or even other pieces of design can be good. Designspiration is a great place for inspiration but as an awesome feature that allows you to browse work by colour. This makes it easy to find combi...

Colorschemers online tool makes colour palettes easy.

Colorschemers online tool makes colour palettes easy.

Category: Colour, Design / Interactive, Resources / Reference, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Lee
Posted: Sep 22nd 2011
No. of comments: 0

Colorschemedesigner is fantastic online tool that can speed up your colour palette creation. It allows you select various types of colour palettes based on the number of colours you'd like to use. The colour wheel interface is easy to use and has quick control selections such as complementary, mono etc. It also has ...

The Alphabet 2

Category: Animation / Motion Graphics, Design / Typography,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Sep 22nd 2011
No. of comments: 0

Thought this experimental stop-motion fiim from Italian studio n9ve was pretty cool! ...

Marshall Alexander - Paper Toys

Category: Designers/Studios, Other Design Fields,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Sep 21st 2011
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I recently stumbled across the work of Dutch paper engineer, Marshall Alexander. He left the world of 2D design after discovering the art of 3D paper toy design and getting hooked. He also happens to be a graduate of Shillington Melbourne. Here's a stop motion video of Marshall in action. To see more of his fantastic work visit his ...

To intern or not to intern - Pip Jamieson

To intern or not to intern - Pip Jamieson

Category: Interviews / Individual, Resources / Educational,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Sep 19th 2011
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Some wise words from The Loop's Pip Jamieson (featured on the Desktop website) on whether or not to take an internship. "For employers, it’s not only a wonderful chance to give back to the industry, and help shape the seniors of tomorrow; it’s a...

No more 4 letter words with 3 letter kerning technique.

No more 4 letter words with 3 letter kerning technique.

Category: Blogs, Design / Typography, Resources / Educational, Resources / Online Tutorials, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Lee
Posted: Sep 19th 2011
No. of comments: 0

Great article on Kerning via www.creativepro.com. I stumbled across some images on designspiration that were referencing kerning and it brought me to this easy to ...

Bec Winnel

Bec Winnel

Category: Art, Design / Editorial, Designers/Studios, Illustration,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Sep 15th 2011
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If I could get anyone to draw my portrait I think it would have to be the very talented Melbournian artist, Bec Winnel. Bec's portraits are just so wonderfully soft and feminine. It would be hard for even the the staunchest of tomboys not to want to don a pretty floral dress and cherry lipgloss after looking at her work. She's been ...

Little White Lies via issuu.com

Category: Design / Editorial, Design / Publishing, Design / Typography, Documentaries/Film, Magazines, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Lee
Posted: Sep 15th 2011
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If you haven't checked out issuu.com. You should. A lot of publications post their mags online (some use it for documents and folios) through issuu. You can often look at the whole magazine for nothing. If you create an account (at no cost) with issuu you can bookmark them in your online library for future reading. ...

QR Codes

QR Codes

Category: Advertising, Design / Interactive, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Mark
Posted: Sep 15th 2011
No. of comments: 0

I keep seeing these little barcodes on more and more adverts. They're called QR Codes and were designed by Toyota back in 1994. I downloaded a QR Reader from the App Store and it works a treat. You just launch the App and hold it over the code. It scans it and then launches the website. It...