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Semi-Ugly 2013: A look at the nasties of the year’s biggest design conference

I usually come away from Semi-Permanent impossibly inspired, a notebook overflowing with hastily scribbled (and barely legible!) notes, and more ideas than I could possibly realize before the next one rolls around. Maybe being in the industry for two years …

World Press Photography Exhibition 2012- One Year On*

*This is the first in my “one year on” series of posts. Watch this space.

Last year, the word ‘harrowing’ kept cropping up whenever I described my experience of the World Press Photography exhibition. And this year’s event didn’t fail …

The magic of Moleskine


I rarely go anywhere without my moleskine notebook these days. And it’s funny because I’ve been trying to get in the habit of carrying a pocket notebook for years- after all, inspiration (that inconsiderate bastard!) strikes when you’re least expecting …

Off Book | Title sequences

A great little web series I just discovered that explores different areas in art. This one about “the complexity and artistry of title design” is a particular goodie! I think I have a pretty sweet job but I sure wouldn’t mind doing …

ASB’s ginormous brand promise- but can they follow through?

My sister’s been trying to get me to switch to ASB for the last four years. I wasn’t quite ready to give her the satisfaction of being right, despite my growing irritation at ANZ’s callousness and poor customer service. But …

The Rise of the Generalist

The economy’s falling apart at the seams. It’s either a really good time to be a creative or a really bad one. Go figure.

I’ve been reading How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul (a great book …

Stay the night…and steal a Banksy?

“Art Series Hotels are passionate about supporting the arts in Melbourne and creating unique, inspired experiences for our guests.  Although we don’t normally promote stealing the Hotel artwork, we’re excited about the StealBanksy concept and welcoming guests with their creativity

The IndiGo Brand Story

Yikes! I just realized it’s been over a month since my last post. I do have a good reason though- I’ve been off the grid in rural parts of India. And speaking of which- a couple of days ago I …

little and friday

went to this lovely cafe in newmarket today after a friend’s recommendation. didn’t get a chance to try the food (ample reason to go back- it looked delicious!) but i have to say, i absolutely loved the whole look and …

post no bills. literally

came across this on victoria street street today. long live creativity and well…sheer cheekiness?

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