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Wellness, Elevated

LOVING the shape of this deep water basin, and its positioning – down low on the long bench Simplicity feels like an exhale   This urban oasis (tucked behind the French Markets in Parnell, Auckland) is New Zealand’s very first hot yoga ……
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The secret of delicious chocolate? It’s written in the genes!

This school holidays, the science engagement team is exploring the delicious science of chocolate! Known as ‘food of the gods’, chocolate, made from the cacao bean, is a favourite treat of many, including me! The chocolate taste we experience is a result of a symphony of different molecules in t…
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Made By Big site update

This week we’ve seen another update from down under, in the form of a new site from Made by Big. There’s some lovely work on show here, and further proof of the blossoming creative scene in Australia.  …
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Jaakko Pallasvuo’s Easy Rider Explores Supernatural Solutions to Real-World Problems

I dream of that graffiti I saw. In the dream it glowed right thru a wall. Because we learn to……
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The Question Isn’t Why Put Melting Ice Cream All Over Your Well Designed Books—It’s Why Not?

Is there really a better summertime treat than a delicious scoop of ice cream and a lazy afternoon with a……
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‘Fuck Sydney’ – Will Coles

UK born sculptor Will Coles’ long awaited follow up show to ‘I Fucking <3 Melbourne’ (March, 2013) will open this week at BSIDE Gallery, Fitzroy. ‘Fuck Sydney’ is Coles' ‘it’s not me it’s you’ break-up letter to the city he called home for 20 years: What was true twenty y…
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Complex Simplicity

These Rube Goldberg inspired still life images by Jonathan Knowles caught my eye this morning.
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Post Design Festival

The politics of image making, the ethics of design and the working life of the visual communicator.
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Micro but Many

Tim Smith collects Micro Machines. He has about 1,100 of them (there are over 6,000 different designs in total out there). To archive them better he’s created an online showroom called Micro but Many to show them all off. Each car is lovingly photographed and searchable by unique character…
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Designers Who Are Better Than Me

I haven’t written much about the numerous digital agencies that inhabit the great metropolis of Adelaide, slackness on my part, because as you would imagine, there is a lot of well designed content being produced by these aforementioned creatives. I’ve had my eye on local firm Lightbulb…
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Designer Steven Harrington Creates a Skateable Pop-Up Sculpture Garden

Steven Harrington is a man of many talents; co-founder of National Forest, a design firm and creative consultancy in Los……
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Carolinéale, a New Typeface Rooted in the Musical Notation of Gregorian Chant

Name: Carolinéale Designer: Francis Ramel Foundry: Pending Release Date: Unscheduled Back Story: Starting in the eighth century, neumes (early musical notations) ended the secular……
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Cover profile: Owen Gildersleeve & Stephen Lenthall

This month it was areal honour to have Owen Gildersleeve and Stephen Lenthall create a series of three-dimensional white paper sets of our logomark for our cover image. Inspired by their Shadow Spaces, which examined the relationship between space, form, light and shadow, the duo created three ind…
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Australian Design Radio

The new Christopher Doyle & Co. website is packed with excellent new work, but I still haven’t shared this identity for the Australian Design Radio they designed a while back. “ADR is a podcast based in Sydney, Australia that aims to provide the global creative community with conve…
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Huntly

The Huntly website and brand is truly lovely, as is their work. What stood out for me personally are their design principals.Their focus on finding the unique within simplicity warms my heart. So often you see design studios pushing minimalism for the sake of it, it takes true talent however to be c…
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Unispace

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Design Competitions: Opportunity or Oppression?

Picture this. You are invited to design a logo/poster/book cover -shirt for a business. You and hundreds of other people submit designs. The best designs are put on a shortlist, then a final design is chosen. That designer is granted exposure and financial reward, but they’ll also be required…
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(SYD) AGDA’s Utility & Magic

This is one of a series of insightful talks by AGDA together with amazing Australian creative agency For the People. Guest speakers from the agency, For the People co-founder Andy Wright & Senior Experience Designer Melissa Baillache, will be in Sydney to tackle the interesting topic of Utili…
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Barcelona Century Hotel

Barcelona Century Hotel (formerly Hotel Century Park) is located in the Barcelona district of The Eixample, a landmark in nineteenth century city planning.
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Zim & Zou #ILoveTheseGuys

Zim & Zou are French artists, Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann. Both studied graphic design and have worked in design, publishing and advertising. The duo formed Zim & Zou focusing on handmade installations and moving away from digital design. They use materials like Timber, thread and…
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Mona Chalabi’s Interactive Infographic for The Fader is an Origami Airplane of Migrant Statistics

Data editor at The Guardian (U.S. edition) Mona Chalabi’s work straddles the written and the visual, analyzing and presenting information in……
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Praline Creates a Playful Festival Identity for a Design and Art-Savvy Crowd

A few weekends ago I found myself standing among a crowd of mannequins, transfixed by a strobing barrage of images……
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Circling

Makerie Studio is a creative workshop run by Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft based in New York and London. The duo usually design and create showpieces for window installations, advertising, editorials and private collectors but in this case I’d like to present you one of their person…
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Interview: Marta Veludo

The nice folks at the Something Good Festival in Bristol, UK interviewed designer & illustrator Marta Veludo for us. Held over two days (6th – 7th October 2017), Something Good is a unique design festival that includes a day of exciting and inspiring talks from a diverse selection of cre…
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Play

Guy Moorhouse, a regular contributor here and a brilliant designer with flair for digital and interactive work, recently launched an interactive playground to showcase interactive animations. Pop over and have a quick play. I’ve took the liberty to share some of my favourite stills below.
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With Love Woven Through

Photography & Styling by Indie Home Collective   Are these not the most exquisite woven hangings you’ve ever seen? Each one is a labour of love by Auckland-based Laine Toia, who was first taught to weave by her tupuna wahine ……
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What NYC Creative Recruiters Think of Shillington Graduates

We recently invited a team of top creative recruiters from Creative Circle to Shillington New York, interview our students and review their design portfolios. A valuable opportunity for fresh graduates to share their design work, discuss their experience and get a first taste of industry life. Cre…
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2017 Otago Wildlife Photography Competition’s People’s Choice announced

Museum visitors and photography fans have had their say, submitting 3,038 total votes for this year’s Otago Wildlife Photography Competition’s People’s Choice Award across all competition entries. The 2017 entrant with the most ‘People’s Choice’ votes is Guinevere Wilson with an image ti…
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Meredith Earls

I've been craving Australiana of late, so I've been delighted to discover Meredith Earls on Instagram, who's beautiful collages of fauna and wildlife have been meeting my needs. Many of her works can be found for sale at Boom Gallery, where she recently exhibited.
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Fancy Spaces

Oh yes, yes, yaaaaaaass to these deep green tiles, the custom concrete benchtop, and the gold sink. You feel approximately 3 x more beautiful doing your evening skincare ritual over a gold sink. Your mileage may vary. That deep green feels instantly ……
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Visual System

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(UK) Plan Bee Manchester

Plan Bee is a fantastic event that brings small studios and people together. After the tragedy on May 22nd, the guys over at Plan Bee thought it only apt to host a summer party in aid of the victims of the attack and their families – with all donations going to We Love Manchester. Plan […] T…
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A Bunch of Boozy Birds on Some Beautifully Branded Bottles

Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves. This week……
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An interview with Jane Bowyer #IndustryTalks

We were absolutely thrilled to have Jane Bowyer visit our Manchester campus earlier this term, to share her work with our current bunch of students and inspire them to make design that matters. Jane’s portfolio is filled with beautifully designed work  teeming with powerful messages and perso…
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Introducing our Front of House Team: Q & A with the face(s) of Otago Museum

Meet Alice, Museum Guide, who has been meeting and greeting our visitors for just over a year. Her study background is in law and science (geology and ecology).  What do you love about your job?  The intersection of people who have widely different research interests, but a common enthusiasm for…
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Clear

You know some folks trawl social media, looking if users are single. Well, that's me - only, I'm just looking to see if designers are Australian. So one of my finds on Instagram was Clear, and what caught my eye was their use of colour. Their most recent campaign for IMAX is incredible, with its bol…
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No. 151: A Designer’s Code of Ethics, Trying to Save Our Seas With Creativity, a Treat for Typophiles + more

As an editorial resident here at AIGA, I spend heaps of time on the internet scouring social media and websites for the……
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Small Stuff’s Playful, Humorous Designs for Vast New Lincoln Center Shop Identity

It’s no mean feat to create designs that work just as well across a small architectural structure, a baseball cap,……
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Exhibition’s fan favourite soon to be announced

Image: Charlie – you're busted! | Jack Aubin   As Otago Museum’s 2017 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition wraps up this month, visitors to the exhibition are being asked to vote in the ‘People’s Choice Award’ before Monday 17 July. The exhibition, open until Sunday 23 July in the Museum…
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First-Rate from Fuman

  Superb branding and collateral by NZ design practice Fuman (website | insta) for The Collective Force, a New Zealand agency representing some of New Zealand’s finest photographers, videographers and content producers. Little details noticed and appreciated: the emphatic full…
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Studio Twocan

Working with family is tough. I know this first hand... so I'm always impressed when I see people coming together from the same cloth. Sisters Maddie and Becc Sharrock of Studio Twocan are not only making it work, but excelling at what they do. Sharing a life long passion together for the creative i…
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(NY) Design Thinking Training

Do you think Design Thinking is only for designers, strategists, or people born to innovate? We believe everyone can acquire Design Thinking skills through a “learn by doing” approach to training. Join Smart Design, long-standing leaders in this space, for a one day workshop facilitated by exper…
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Meet Greg Morrison, Shillington New York Graduate

Meet Greg Morrison, he studied at Shillington New York on the part-time course and soon after graduating landed an internship at Harper’s Magazine and then followed on to international design agency, Pentagram. With no previous design experience to his name and balancing the course alongside o…
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Design and Technology Allow the Royal Studio to Find Commonalities in a Divided World

Imagine a design scene where collaboration outweighs competition. In the Portuguese city of Porto, this isn’t just some utopian fantasy,……
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Meet Offshore: A Design Studio for the New Era of Globalization

“We called ourselves Offshore Studio because we’re in Switzerland. But we’re also outside of it,” says its co-founder Isabel Seiffert,……
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Town Talk Polish Company Ltd

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Venue is a New, Oldschool Typeface for Rockers at Heart

Name: Venue Designer: Panos Vassiliou Foundry: Parachute Fonts Release Date: May 2017 Back Story: Vassiliou used a typeface featured in Parachute’s 2001 print……
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How Loneliness and a Decent Espresso Are the Route to Creative Inspiration

I defy anyone to visit the Sic Est Vimeo channel and not spend far, far, longer than they intended sitting……
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5 ways your brain is secretly sabotaging your business

Imagine if, every time you needed to make a decision, big or small, you had to stop, evaluate and come at the decision from all directions. If you’re thinking, ‘Gee, I’d never get anything done,’ you’d be right. That’s why it’s handy that our brains make use of heuristics – mental sh…
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(AU) AGDA—Student Awards 2017

Attention Shillington students—if there’s one competition you should enter this year, this is it!  Every year the AGDA Design Awards recognise and document the best work in Australia across a wide range of disciplines. “Our awards ensure that the best work is celebrated every year, to furt…
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Constellation of the Month: Delphinus

   Image credit: By IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg) | CC BY 3.0   This is Delphinus – the Dolphin. It’s an ancient constellation, one of Ptolemy’s first 48. Despite its small size and non-descript squarish shape, this is a fairly easy constellation…
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20 Must-Have Gadgets for Designers

As designers, we’ll always need certain tools and resources to get the job done. Our own Shillington teachers and students couldn’t get by without pen and paper, a computer and the Adobe Creative Suite. But what about all the non-essential fun stuff? The kind of gadgets that we don&#8217…
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WIN! Custom branded tissue from NoIssue

Something for the small business bosses and creative brand owners today… Also, this giveaway is open internationally! So, how great is the Internet? Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen the democratising of more and more products and services. ……
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The Handmade Directory

Head to the directory to see all of the September designers & producers…
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Allsorts Black and White

The packaging design of confectionery maker Cloetta’s Allsorts Black and White edition reflects the colourless, sweet content.
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Evolution of the LEGO logo

The red, white, yellow, and black LEGO logo is synonymous with one of the world’s largest toy manufacturers, but it didn’t always look so familiar.
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Cautionary tales, Allegories + a Dizzying Array of Zines: Something Unusual is Happening at Printed Matter

A host of unlikely guests have materialized among the crammed white bookshelves lining Manhattan’s notorious cavern of artistic ephemera, Printed Matter.……
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Swiss Studio Johnson / Kingston on Why You Should Embrace the Unexpected in Web Design

In the winter of 2009, two Swiss graphic design grads found themselves bundled together in a haphazardly furnished, shed-sized apartment……
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Design Lad

Bold, irreverent and colourful work from the comically named Design Lad, aka Matt Wood. Matt is relatively new to creating 3D graphics and draws on a lot of nostalgic references and themes that make his work so visually appealing and rich. His recent A-Z of childhood is a prime example.  …
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Fancy Spaces

Ah Aesop, I love you. And I love that you love to re-purpose historic buildings (their converted San Francisco whiskey warehouse is one of my faves). This pic is from their newest concept store, a loved old neighbourhood Dry Cleaners (the ……
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