Archive for November, 2008

Design Heroes #5 Michael C Place/Build

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Don’t need to say too much. The work of Build is fantastic and I have been a fan of Michael’s work since back in DR days. He has added some more beautiful work of late to his website as well as starting a rather interesting blog. Well worth checking out!

Penguin Re-release Design Books

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Im loving these covers for the re-released seminal visual arts texts by Bruno Munari, Marshall McLuhan, Susan Sontag and John Berger. Designed by YES they have been republished as part of Penguin’s ongoing project to honour its design heritage. So much so I just ordered the set from Penguin Via the CR Blog

Typographic Posters Directory

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I am really excited to have been asked to participate in this new Typographic Posters Directory website which will act as a great resource for typographic and illustrative poster work. There are 3 categories on the site from Historical Featuring the likes of Otl Aicher and Joseph Muller Brockmann, Notable featuring the likes of Michael C Place and Wim Crowel, Studios such as the fanatstic Toko from here in Sydney and an Emerging designers category featuring the likes of Alex Trochet amongst others as well as myself. Well worth a bookmark as the site is just starting to be populated with great work. Thanks to André from Souum for the invitation.

Christmas by Colour

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Christmas by colour is a cool little idea from the guys at Raw design. A not-for-profit exploration into the colours that shape our Christmas. Frustrated at the plethora of Christmas reds, whites and greens they have asking what colours people really associate with their Christmas. I submitted a couple of ideas and have luckily had one selected for the poster so thanks guys! Get over to the site and submit your colour before the 28th of November to be in with a chance of inclusion.

A lunch in the life…

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So I thought I would take my camera out with me whilst going to pick up my usual ‘T8’ lunch from City Edge Cafe last week and have posted the photos showing the There studio where I am now working as well as some sights of local interest in Surry Hills such as Malibu (home the largest sandwich ever), The Hollywood hotel (home of all Surry Hills based designers come a Fri night) and Frost (the home of well… Vince Frost and the guys!) Check out the photos here

Data Flow Book Featured

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It seems all they’re all coming out at the same time but I have also just got my copy of Data Flow: Visualising Information in Graphic Design published by Die Gestalten and designed by Onlab. The book itself is fantastic and a great resource and after seeing it I am am even more amazed that I managed to sneek a couple of my projects in there. Thanks to all at Gestalten. See more shots here

Made (It) in Bunch Book

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I just received my copy of the Bunch book ‘Bastardised’ I mentioned a few weeks back and I was delighted to see that my entry made it in to the book. I even got an invite to the book launches in London, Zagreb and Singapore. Unfortunately I couldn’t make any of them but really chuffed about the feature. Thanks to all at Bunch! See more on the press section of my website.


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