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Stepping into Berlin-based Illustrator Henning Wagenbreth’s Studio is Like Taking a Tour of His Brain

Ive never been in a studio that so clearly reveals the mind of its maker as when I visited the home office of German graphic artist Henning Wagenbreth:to navigate the corridors of hisstudio is to see the world through the illustrators eyes. The view is a seemingly chaotic vaudeville, but look a litt…
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Equilibrium Design

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Annie Smits Sandano with Gallery De Novo

This new blog format of “handing the microphone around” is reallllllyy working for me, and this post is the perfect example way. I’ve followed Annie Smits Sandano since the very beginnings of of Studio Home but this is the first … Continue reading → The post Annie Smits…
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The Social Society US

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Banging Biscuit Reviews

Short, sweet biccy reviews for the bored and hungry. Arnott’s Tim Tams Tim Tams are the true essence of Australian cuisine. So much so I would even go as to say it’s ‘UnAustralian’ if you don’t crush a packet of these on an evening binge. A chocolate crème centre sandwiched by two cru…
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Oh Lorde

Lorde is back, officially grown out of her teens, and celebrating – as always. And she gets the green light. I challenge you to find someone who owned their adolescence like Lorde did. To many of us similar in age, she was an icon in those awkward years spent dabbling in side fringes and blue…
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My Persian Rugs

Musician and UniSA student Nicole O’Rielley discusses how growing out her body hair led to a deeper acceptance of self and freedom. My lady-fur is the Puratap of social encounters. Accepting, open, loving people see the Persian rugs I store under my arms as I place my hands onto my head – my pos…
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In[ter]view: Jemma Boyd

With a Bachelor of Media Arts under her belt, Jemma Boyd is a trained vocalist with a background in musical theatre and cabaret. She is currently the composer and lyricist for Adelaide’s Calamity Productions, having both composed and performed in their recent production The House With No Name at t…
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Of Mustard and Milk

After a full year out of high school and questioning the significance of a B.A. in performing arts, I figured an income was needed. I roamed the plains of retail and hospitality in hopes I would find an entrance into the workforce. After months of searching, I was finally called into a supermarket a…
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Imag[in]e: Ben Neale

Visual Communication second year student, Ben Neale, uses the lens to capture the ordinary, making it extraordinary.  I can’t help but notice your genuine interest in the city of Adelaide. What is it that you most like to capture through your lens? My photography is so integrated with my day to d…
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2017 Otago Wildlife Photography Competition winners announced

The 2017 Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition opened at Otago Museum on Saturday 25 March, with a prize-giving recognising Otago’s talented amateur photographers and videographers. The competition, supported by Jonathan’s Photo Warehouse, Canon, and the Otago Daily Times, received a record numb…
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(BRI) Creative Mornings: Taboo with Bri Lee

Taboos are a social glue that makes life liveable wherever we go. While many taboos keeps the world spinning, there are many rusty ones that are delaying it from evolving. And although we’re hardwired to stand before the edge of taboo, there are others who have gone over it. Hooray, it’…
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(NY) UX Talk: Enhancing Digital Engagement

Are you eager to learn more about UX design? New York, you are in luck! Ladies that UX NYC presents UX Talk: Enhancing Digital Engagement, a panel discussion you won’t want to miss. Join some of the leading Senior UX Designers as they discuss how UX design will continue to evolve—how do we m…
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Tiguere Corp is Behind the Design of the Whitney Biennial Catalog

Two years ago at the Prez Art Museum in Miami, the curators of this years Whitney Biennial were handed a book of the Puerto Rican artist Beatriz Santiago Muozs film writings. They were at Muozs launch party, and were struck by the varying textures and die-cuts inside the publication.Fast-forward to…
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Happy Hour

Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves.This week, its a face-off between beers and wines. Now how does that saying go about beer before wine? Or is it wine before beer? Vocation Craft Lager, by Robot Food Up in Leeds, northern England, dwel…
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Moments of Discovery

Is there a correct route to becoming a designer? This is a question which is constantly asked at Shillington as we welcome students from all walks of life into the classroom.  As part of Shillington Post 05—The Anniversary Issue, full-time London teacher Fiona Martin took the ongoing debate int…
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Henry Cruickshank’s Shillington Story

It’s always a pleasure to read about a Shillington graduate’s experience of the course. Everyone has their different reasons as to why Shillington made an impact—whether it bettered their career prospects, developed their professional network, or gave them the confidence to realise th…
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Blek Le Rat – ‘Ratical’

Vertical Gallery celebrates their four year anniversary with Blek le Rat, the founder of the international stencil art movement. The exhibition “Ratical” opens on Saturday April 1, 6:00 – 10:00pm. The artist will be in attendance. Blek Le Rat (Xavier Prou) was born in Paris, France in 1951. Co…
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Design Diary no. 135

As aneditorial resident here atAIGA, I spend heaps of time on the internet scouring social media and websites for the choicest design news. Youre too busy with your life to do thiseach week, so Ive brought all my findings hereconsider it myweekly gift to you(youre welcome).Follow along all day, ever…
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Meet Will Batrouney, Shillington Graduate and Founder of Anyday Clothing

Studying at Shillington Melbourne helped Will Batrouney learn “a good balance of design fundamentals and theory” and inspired the launch of Anyday Clothing, his own t-shirt company. Read on to learn about his Shillington experience, where he finds inspiration, and his potential next t…
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The Designers Republic A-Z / 10 to 1

The Designers Republic A-Z / 10 to 1 Supporting the Peter Mac Cancer FoundationtDR™ A-Z / 10 to 1* is an eBay charity auction of iconic work from the renowned international design studio The Designers Republic™. The large format panels* being sold highlight the iconic works of tDR™ re-purposed…
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Fanatics International

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(UK) Here 2017

It may not be until June but with tickets selling like hot cakes annual It’s Nice That festival Here is never one to miss. This years line up is as tantalizing as ever with king of sustainability Christopher Raeburn, Brooklyn Based Studio Triboro, Artist and Illustrator James Jarvis and more.
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Norman Studio

Here’s a real treat for you. Norman are one of…Read More…
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The Latest Brands Destigmatizing Periods with Engaging Design

Last year, I wrote about the packaging destigmatizing periods with minimalist design that rejects patronizing flowers, ribbons, and bows featured onmost feminine hygiene products. Thinx, the blood-absorbent underwear company that claims its disrupting periods, has just released a new line of organic…
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But Is It Art? 6 Things We Learned at Frieze’s Graphic Design for Art Symposium

When a designer works with contemporary art, and the artists who make it, what is her role? Where is the overlap? And where are the gaps that define an art or design practice? At Frieze Academys Graphic Design for Art symposium, host David Laneof The Gourmand, Lane & Associates, and Frieze magaz…
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Lousy Ink – Lousy Show

Melbourne based ink recycler’s Lousy Ink are hosting their first group exhibition, ‘Lousy Show’, which will celebrate local talent, featuring over 40 creatives. “We gave every artist some of our 100% recycled ink and asked them to create new work that pushes the flexibility of our pr…
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(MEL) Melbourne Design Week

Make sure you catch Melbourne Design Week before it wraps up this Sunday, 26th March. An annual design program linking creativity with business and community—this years theme asks: what does design value, and how do we value design? Explore the value of good design through tours, workshops and ind…
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Motion Sickness Adventures – Episode #1 Mount Taranaki

Episode #1 of our new 'Motion Sickness Adventures' series.
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Museum acknowledged for high standard of animal welfare

Otago Museum has been recognised for its high standards and appreciation of animal welfare with the Tropical Forest becoming the first and only butterfly enclosure in Australasia to achieve accreditation by the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA). The process of becoming accredited is an intensive au…
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Turnstyle Studio #ILoveTheseGuys

I was first drawn to Turnstyle Studios through their Nordstrom series of ads featuring stockings with type packages to match each style of stocking. After further research I found Turnstyle did this with a lot of their projects, including the ones pictured here. They seem to always take into account…
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ViVA&Co.

Toronto based ViVA&Co. have a diverse and eclectic range of…Read More…
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Astrid Stavro’s “Big Big Big“ New Font FS Sally Triestina is a Stark But Happy Mix of Architectural Inspiration

Our weekly look at a favorite new typeface. Share yours with us on Twitter@AIGAeyeondesignand Instagram @AIGAeyeondesign with #TypeTuesday Name: FS Sally Triestina Designer: Astrid Stavro Foundry: Fontsmith Release Date:Unreleased Back story:Its very rare to see a Frankenstein-y typeface that works.
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MOLD is a New Anti-foodie Food Magazine with Strong Opinions—and Design to Match

Imagine, if you will, a world where food culture didnt involve artfullyplated meals photographed from above. Where everyone finally stopped harping on about sourdough starters. Where hashtags related to avo were no longer compatible with any browser, anywhere. Where food was celebrated, cherished, a…
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Headset Apparel Exhibition

Cycling and mental health awareness project Headset open their first show, Wednesday 29th March 6pm – 9pm. The exhibition shows until Sunday 2nd April at M2 Gallery 4/450 Elizabeth St Surry Hills Headset is a social enterprise founded by Dylan Howarth, to raise awareness of the positive mental hea…
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Total Control

Total Control is the first solo show by Sydney based illustrator and designer Andrew Fairclough.The show features a collection of mixed media works on wood-panel, combining illustrative portraiture, painting and printmaking. Opening Friday 31st March, 6-8pm at China Heights, 16 Foster Street Surry H…
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100 Must-Follow Pinterest Accounts for Graphic Designers

When it comes to finding inspiration for design projects, the glorious web offers an insatiable amount of content at our fingertips – so much so, that it can often feel overwhelming. We might spot something, get distracted and forget about it, cursing ourselves for not bookmarking that page. This…
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The Overmore Group of Companies

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An Adam Smith skirt – bespoke fashion for a well-dressed 1950s working woman

The Museum has recently been given a skirt made by the well-known 20th century Dunedin tailor, Adam Smith. For about four decades Smith operated his business from premises in Moray Place; mostly from an address now occupied by another much-loved Dunedin institution: the Asian restaurant.   The gre…
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Want List – Studio planters

For this week’s Want List I’ve rounded up a bunch of planters that would be a perfect addition to a studio space, home workspace or office desk – whether you are just looking to add touch of greenery or attach personality to your walls.   1. Apron Wall Poc…
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The First Thing I Ever Designed: Non-Format’s Modernist Grid for The Wire

Jon Forss founded Non-Format with design partner Kjell Ekhornin London in 2000. Since then, the creative duohas worked as a long-distance relationship, with Forss relocating to Minneapolis and Ekhorn to his hometown of Oslo, Norway. The studio has built a reputation for its expressive, graphic sensi…
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YES YES YES Explores the Historic Power of the Underground Press’ Amateur Design

Occasionally NSFW, often designed by untrained hands, and always, always provocative; the images in the stunningYES YES YES show the power of text and image to convey messages about politics, sex, human rights, and any other cause you care to throw the way of someone with the chutzpah to realize it…
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5 ways to deal with creative block

Some days you’re in the zone, smashing through tasks one after the other, and ideas come easily. But every now and then you might find yourself sitting down to start a new project, and feeling stuck like you don’t know where to begin. Or maybe you’ve...
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Fontself Tutorial: Bring Your Type to Life!

We recently shared wonder software Fontself by interviewing its creator by Franz Hoffman. To further share the potential of this revolutionary programme we enlisted the help of John Palowski, one of our Manchester teachers who runs his own type foundry, Adoxo Projekt (match made in heaven right?) t…
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Amanda Bohan Marketing

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Imagine the Possibilities! Explore the new 3D Printer and Adobe After Effects in Intermediate Digital Media this Spring. New Class Starts April 4.

Learn Adobe After Effects and create dynamic projects with that shiny new 3D Printer. The class will start on April 4 and run to May 25 so grab your seat while you can. REGISTER NOW for ARTG 126: CRN 15099-Intermediate Digital Media with Sean Bacon and Bradford Prairie.
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The Biting Truth

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Alterknit New York

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How Do You Design for an Era That’s Too Absurd to Parody?

This pastOctober I wrote an article for AIGA about how designers are working to fightvoter apathy, and many of the designs featured were satirical in nature. Navajo designer Vanessa Bowen parodied Trumps campaign hats with Make America Native Again as a way to start a conversation about the problema…
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Happy Hour

Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves.This week, what with all the storms, youll find us cosied up underneaththe spirits cupboard, gulping back the hard stuff for warmth. Hold the ice! Twisted Spirits, by Lyon & Lyon The folk behind Tw…
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EP53 with Chris Laws on Generally Managing

In this episode, we spoke with Chris Laws, Managing Director of Born & Raised. Born & Raised, an agency that sits comfortably within branding, design and campaign driven projects. Enduring brand strategy and design craft underpins commercially-driven brands, campaigns, content and experienc…
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Devon Smith, inspired…

Our latest exhibition, Current, features nine creatives and their works inspired by items in the Museum’s textile collection. In a series of blog interviews we introduce the artists.   How would you describe your work and aesthetic? All my work’s quite soft and physical in a way, not just bec…
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(NY) GLUG NYC: Women in Data!

New Yorkers—are you looking for an inspirational networking event? You’re in luck! GLUG NYC has partnered with Viacom to bring you their second event in the Women Series, Women in Data.  Join some of New York’s top female leaders in digital and data management in a discussion about t…
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Preserving the Principles That Revolutionized the UK Transport System’s Visual Language

The late British designer and typographer Jock Kinneir and his former student Margaret Calvert revolutionized the visual language of the UKs transport system into a format that remains to this day. Their work has left a vast legacy on theUKs design landscape, which began with the creation of the sig…
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Design Diary no. 134

As an editorial resident here at AIGA, I spend my time nosing around for interesting design-related goings on each week (so you dont have to). Follow along all day, every day on Instagram @AIGAeyeondesign, Facebookand Twitter @AIGAeyeondesign. Some lovely, grainy, understated Risograph printing was…
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(Global) The Rookies—2017 International Design Awards

Rookie—an artist, creative, or innovator trained and ready for their first experience as a member of a professional studio team. Artists showcasing their work in any given discipline are known as ‘Rookies’. No more procrastinating on weekends—The Rookies International Design Awards are here!
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Interview – Zeke’s Lunchbox

A bowerbird of pop culture, artist and designer Zeke’s Lunchbox aka Julia Rich creates a glittering assemblage of excess, overwhelming yet carefully balanced in composition, content and colour. Zeke is influenced by kitsch art, space age, and everything B-grade – drawing inspiration from…
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(UK) PechaKucha Manchester

Design talk with a difference, PechaKucha is back in Manchester with a stellar lineup this March. In true PechaKucha style each speaker is set the challenge of 20 images, 20 seconds per image to speak, with no stopping! The lineup is full of inspiring individuals, including Daniel Thompson from Hold…
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PORNO!

Melbourne is known worldwide for its graffiti, and has many crews with a number of big names. One of these names is PORNO. Having recently dropped his very first print, we thought it best to catch the man from his lair at Everfresh Studio to get the low down. photo: p1xels Damo: Can you tell [&#8230…
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Fanatics International

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