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Calligraphi.ca

Calligraphi.ca

Category: Art, Design Associations, Illustration,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jun 20th 2012
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This will make all you type nerds out there drool. Calligraphi.ca showcases beautiful hand-drawn calligraphy from some of the industry's best, in lovely big close-ups so you can get all the detail. Best of all, they tell you what pen they used to create the effect - the last image here was made with a wooden stick. Amazing. ...

TK Type's FF Chartwell font

TK Type's FF Chartwell font

Category: Design / Typography,

Posted by: Dailey
Posted: Jun 19th 2012
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From the site, "FF Chartwell is a tool for easily creating graphs, disguised as a font. It utilizes OpenType to interpret and visualize the data. The data also remains editable, allowing for painless updates." File this under "one-of-the-coolest-things-i've-seen-in-a-while." Thanks to Shillo ...

Jenny Volvovski: From Cover to Cover

Jenny Volvovski: From Cover to Cover

Category: Design / Print, Illustration,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jun 18th 2012
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Designers' personal projects are so damn inspiring. I love seeing what sparks an individual's creativity. From Cover to Cover is a fantastic project from Jenny Volvovski (one third of the creative team at ALSO); she is redesigning the covers of books as she fini...

Østersøen: Ödland, Sankta Lucia

Category: Animation / Motion Graphics,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jun 15th 2012
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This is a pretty magical stop-motion animation directed by Vincent Pianina and Lorenzo Papace. It's set to a lovely tune called Østersøen - a song written, composed and recorded by Papace for his band Ödland. (A man of many talents!) This ...
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Takeo Takei - Aesop's Fables

Takeo Takei - Aesop's Fables

Category: Books, Illustration,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jun 15th 2012
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Beautifully simple lines drawings from Japanese artist Takeo Takei. These were created for a 1925 edition of Aesop's Fables. Can you imagine being a kid and getting to look at these beauties as your mum or dad read to you out loud? My mind would've run riot. ...
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Get involved Brisbane!

Get involved Brisbane!

Category: Competitions, Events/Exhibitions,

Posted by: Renee
Posted: Jun 15th 2012
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Past and present students in Brisbane this one is for you. Imagesetter is a new exhibition produced by Bleeding Heart providing local emerging artists, designers and illustrators the opportunity to showcase and sell their works and connect with the community. All profits from the opening nigh...

What is the future of design?

What is the future of design?

Category: Books, Designers/Studios, Events/Exhibitions,

Posted by: Renee
Posted: Jun 12th 2012
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Last week I was fortunate enough to see Frank Chimero speak at the Portable event at Brisbane's Edge. It was an inspiring afternoon where questions were asked of designers about the way we work and why we do things?  Drawing on findings from his book, The Shape of Design, Frank asked us 'What does it mean to b...

Wunderkammer by Wasted Spaces

Category: Art,

Posted by: Dailey
Posted: Jun 7th 2012
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Shillington NYC lecturer Michael Sharp's Wasted Spaces has recently installed Wunderkammer, which uses sound activated lights that respond to the city and it's inhabitants. Watch the video to see Wunderkammer in action and visit the site to read mor...

A/W 2012 Fashion Week Invites

A/W 2012 Fashion Week Invites

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

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jun 5th 2012
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I love invites. Even if it's just a simple paper and envelope deal I'll get excited, but after looking at this selection, sent to the Wallpaper* office for the autumn / winter fashion shows, I think the bar has been set. These are truly invitations that would surpris...

Hang with the Herman Miller Greats

Hang with the Herman Miller Greats

Category: Competitions, Events/Exhibitions,

Posted by: Corrie
Posted: Jun 4th 2012
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Why not hang with the Miller Greats!? Entre this competition to have your chance of being part of design history. "Herman Miller, with its designers, has shaped the world of modern furniture design. Equally acclaimed are their now iconic art posters. To celebrate this great heritage, the company is launching...
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