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Egyptian exoticism

While fashion is subject to rapid and continual change, it doesn’t always look straight ahead. Fashion’s ongoing dialogue with its own past leads to the seeking out of what is perceived to be new, novel and sometimes exotic from other time periods and cultures. Since Cleopatra stole the hearts o…
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Design Diary no. 140

As an editorial resident here at AIGA, I spend heaps of time on the internet scouring social media and websites for the choicest design news. You’re too busy with your life to do this each week, so I’ve brought all my findings here—consider it my weekly gift to you (you’re welcome). Fo…
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A Lesson in Record Sleeve Design from the Inimitable Hipgnosis

So many formative design love affairs begin with record sleeves, and no studio has played Cupid over the years more than Hipgnosis. The design collective worked on cover art across genres, from the mega cool T-Rex, Syd Barrett, Throbbing Gristle, to the rock legends XTC, 10cc, AC/DC, Black Sabbath,…
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EP54 with Nick Bannikoff on Immersive Environments

In this episode, we spoke with Nick Bannikoff, Design Manager of Brand Culture. Starting as an industrial designer, Nick moved into environmental design and saw the transition from that slightly confusing name into how it is now known, as experiential design. Yep, nothing to do with sustainable gre…
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Saturn in the heart of the Milky Way

It’s been a good week for Otago sky watchers with a remarkable aurora australis last Saturday evening. The beams and colours of that display (which was visible as far north as Auckland!) will linger long in this stargazer’s memory. This week, the moon was new just after midnight this morning (Th…
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Museum’s popular Animal Attic gallery to close for preventative conservation work

The Otago Museum’s Victorian-inspired Animal Attic gallery will be closed between Monday 1 May and Friday 16 June for Museum facilities, conservation and collections staff to carry out a range of tasks focused on its ongoing conservation. Although the reopened gallery will not look any different t…
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Branden Harvey — Making Positive Headlines with Goodnewspaper

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What Happens When We Reach Peak Magazine?

This is the first in a series of regular satirical pieces in which we invite our contributors to—lovingly, respectfully, but absolutely scathingly—poke fun at everyday absurdities in the industry we adore. Dear Editors,  Below is a list of the most exciting modern lifestyle magazines set for re…
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Guest Post: Kate Alexander designs a room at INEX

Last week stylist Kate Alexander from Places & Graces designed a room for the inaugural IN-EX interior and exterior expo  at The Cloud in Auckland. We caught up with her to find out about her art choices. I put my room together in layers . It starts with the ceiling, walls and floor. Furni…
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Eric Yahnker solo exhibit “Alternative Fiction” @ Art Brussels via @TheHoleNYC

As always, everything is stunning. Check this link for the the complete wrap up.
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Nomadic Illustrator Micah Lidberg Finds Inspiration in Nature and Where’s Waldo

Like all great modern success stories, illustrator Micah Lidberg’s began on the internet. It was 2007, and he had just participated in the Minneapolis College of Art and Design’s exchange program at the University of Brighton, where he met Alex Bec and Will Hudson, founders of It’s Nice That.
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A Pan-Asian Font Designed for 1.5 Billion People—is This Google + Adobe’s Most Ambitious Type Project Yet?

Name: Source Han Serif Designers:  Ken Lunde, Ryoko Nishizuka, and Frank Grießhammer Foundry: Adobe Type Release Date: April 2017 Back story: Source Han Serif is a new open source typeface (the largest ever!) that harmonizes the look of the characters across Chinese, Japanese, and Korean alphab…
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AIGA SDCC Graphic Design Film Night: Design Disruptors May 2 at 6pm

"Design has emerged as the very currency of Business". Elle Magazine See the film Design Disruptors at San Diego City College Tuesday, May 2, 6 – 7:30 PM V101, San Diego City College FREE event, open to public…
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Standards Manual Imprint Teams Up with AIGA to Reissue 1977 EPA Graphic Standards System

Secure your copy of the 1977 EPA Graphic Standards System reissue by backing the campaign on Kickstarter. Standards Manual, the appropriately named team behind the beloved NASA and NYCTA standards manual reissues have just announced their partnership with AIGA and design firm Chermayeff & Gei…
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What You Can Learn From This Designer’s Unique “Associative Morphology” Technique

Koos Breen not only has a killer portfolio and an impressively full mustache, but his career has taken a fascinatingly varied trajectory. The designer, who’s based in The Hague in the Netherlands, creates work that’s more fluid than so-called traditional graphic design by experimenting with a r…
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Pixel Pancho – “Hold You Up Forever” print release

On 26th of April Pixel Pancho will be releasing his brand new print “Hold You Up Forever”. Produced @ Sericraft studio, this 9 layer hand pulled screenprint comes in low edition of only 50 examples, all signed and numbered by the artist. The image was originally created as a sketch for V…
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Meg Walker, Auditor to Graphic Designer

Growing tired of her career as an external auditor Meg yearned for a job with more creativity. After attending an Info Session in Brisbane she signed up to the full-time course at #ShilloBRI to retrain as a designer. Flash forward and she’s now relocated to Brooklyn, New York and is working a…
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Pioneering Shorts from a New Japanese Animation Archive

To celebrate the centennial of Japanese animation, the National Film Center of Japan has recently uploaded 60 animated films made between the years 1917 and 1941. It’s a treasure trove filled with kaleidoscopic patterns and expressive creatures: there are stories of invincible and boisterous bear…
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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 we’ve been warned not to mix our drinks, so are keeping it simple with a selection of beautiful beers. Viking Craft Beer, by Jónsson and Le’macks Viking is best known as being the domin…
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(UK) Imagine Moscow Exhibition

Lose yourself at the wonderful new London Design Museum building within current exhibition ‘Imagine Moscow‘. Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution the space boasts a range of architectural drawings, artwork, propaganda and publications from the period. The work on display is c…
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Moko kākāriki – a day in the life

Our moko kākāriki has now been living at Otago Museum for six months, and has settled comfortably into his new home. But how does our jewelled gecko live? What is an average day for him like? We make official checks on our moko kākāriki three times a day. We see how the enclosure’s temperature…
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Help name Otago Museum’s treasured jewelled gecko

Since returning to Otago in December after being smuggled from Otago Peninsula into Germany, the jewelled gecko – moko kākāriki has been making itself at home at the Otago Museum. Its repatriation home via Wellington Zoo’s The Nest Te Kōhanga, where it was nursed back to health by the zoo’…
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Anne Barlinckhoff – Strength / Africa – Opening Tonight

Anne Barlinckhoff is a young Dutch photographer, obsessed with Africa.  Bravely traveling The Dark Continent in pursuit of this obsession she photographs people and places rare and beautiful. Most of what I had known of Anne’s work before was playful and smart eros,  (check out her instagram…
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Hato on Studio Life and Risograph Printing #IndustryTalks

Hato certainly is a design studio with a difference. Based in the eclectic East London borough of Hoxton the studio spans over two floors to accommodate a work space alongside a printing studio, their sister company Hato Press. As a studio Hato are renowned for their collaborative, experimental appr…
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Design Diary no. 139

As an editorial resident here at AIGA, I spend my time nosing around for interesting design-related goings on each week (so you don’t have to). Follow along all day, every day on Instagram @AIGAeyeondesign, Facebook, and Twitter @AIGAeyeondesign. UK agency Build has designed the branding and pac…
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How Graphic Design Put This Nowhere-ville UK Town on the Map

“Want to live somewhere with clean air?.. Want to have an indoor toilet? Want an environment that encompasses the best of town and country? Higher living standards. Jobs for all… Beautiful parks and open spaces. Friendly connected communities. The best of modern architecture spacious family…
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(SYD) Semi-Permanent 2017

“What an incredible moment in time we live in, and what better industry than ours to be in right now—let’s design a future we believe in.”—Murray Bell, Director/Founder of Semi-Permanent. 2017 marks the 15th Semi Permanent program in Sydney. Centered around the theme ‘Designi…
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Fazeek – ‘Hold Up / Hands Off’

I’m so glad that I’ve moved onto to this Q+A format as it’s not just YOU gaining a deeper insight into the brands and work featured here! At face value, I truly do love Fazeek; an Australian brand sporting punchy graphics … Continue reading → The post Fazeek – &#…
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How to Draw Golden Rectangle //Fibonacci Sequence

Hat's off to Alumni Chris Do of Blind and the futur for this video about a math ratio found in nature that can be used to create amazing compositions in design. It's historical roots go way back discovered, then rediscovered in history-the Golden Ratio, Golden Mean, The Golden Section, or the Gree…
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(NY) How to Get Started in Web Design

If you’ve been thinking about learning to code and/or creating a website, this is the seminar for you. You’ll learn how websites are designed and built from scratch. Here are some of the topics we’ll cover: Where to get started. An overview of the creative process from design to execution. Wha…
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Design Interview Tips: Before, During and After

Interviews. Some people thrive on them, but most people dread them with every fibre of their being. There’s no doubt about it, it’s a nerve-racking experience—but try not to succumb to the paranoid gremlin inside your head. The studio liked your work enough to invite you in so the int…
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Design Career Advice from Eddie Opara, Willy Wong + Other AIGA Worldstudio Scholarship Winners

In college, we’re mainly taught in hypotheticals; a definitive past allows for the luxury of analysis and speculation of an unknown future, sure to be shaped by our hands. Graduates are schooled in the fine art of the “what if.” But for those with hurdles beyond the (somewhat indulgent) i…
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A Two Month Bike Journey Illustrated to Ward Off Depression

When illustratorEleanor Davis began drawing comics during her two-month cycle trip from her parents housein Tucson, Arizona to her home in Athens, Georgia, she wasnt imagining that theyd become a book. I was mostly drawing to post online so that people didnt think Id dropped off the face of the plan…
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Roo Cassels Designer at Big Fish

Studying Arabic at University and working as an Account Executive at an Advertising Agency may not be the expected path to becoming a graphic designer. Roo Cassels however, has certainly broken the mold. Since studying at Shillington he’s now a Designer at one of London’s most desirable…
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ALL GOOD THINGS

As the saying goes, ALL GOOD THINGS must come to an end and, after 10 amazing years, Very Nearly Almost Magazine is shutting up shop. Finishing on a high that has seen the front cover graced by some of the brightest stars of the contemporary art world, including D*Face, Invader, Shepard Fairey, Futu…
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Word-Form

Word—Form is a new project by Motherbird Director Jack Mussett, which aims to explore the workings of the creative mind through words. Creatives are too often asked the same questions about their processes, practices and background. From these questions, we rarely gauge a true or honest understand…
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(NY) CraftJam Academy: Lettering Workshop with Designer Jessie Katz

Lettering can be simply defined as “the art of drawing letters” – it is a specific combination of letterforms crafted for a single use, often hand-drawn, with pens, graphite or brushes. The curriculum: 1st week – May 2nd: Introduction to lettering throughout history Defining the diff…
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Dan Mountford #ILoveTheseGuys

I saw one design, loved it. I saw the next, and loved it even more….and so you get how much I love this guy. Dan Mountford’s designs really show great use of the design principles as we as some serious talent. With the repetition and balance of the pool table designs, to the pattern work…
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Former Clinton Campaigner Victor Ng Explains How Designers Can Use Their Skills to “Do the Most Good”

A few years back, designer Victor Ngwas living the Bay Area dream. He worked on the design team for Pinterest, launching new products and building the platforms profile; the only word he used beforecampaign was brand, notpresidential. But that all changed when he found himself as one of the close-kn…
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What Would the City of Geneva Look Like as a Typeface?

Name:Thesaurus Designer: Fermin Guerrero Foundry: Typotheque Release Date:January 2017 Back story: Ever wonder what the city of Geneva wouldlook like as a typeface (no, we dont meanthat early bitmap fontthat came with our first-gen Macs, though aww)? During the late 1500sGeneva was a highly respecte…
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OMGLORD

OMGLORD is the weekly newsletter of thoughts, resources and news delivered to your inbox weekly (upon subscribing) by Gabby Lord. Gabby is an extremely talented expatriate Australian designer now living in Berlin. Her newsletter OMGLORD is a welcome resource arriving in my inbox every Tuesday morni…
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2 New York Student Visas, 2 Shillington Stories

Katrina Scott was a British Marketing Manager looking to shake up her life and career. Ina Estrada was a Filipino Investment Banker who took a leap of faith into the world of design. What do they have in common? They both got an M-1 Student Visa to study graphic design at Shillington New York. We&#…
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“Aqua Frizzante” by Lola Photography

Lola Wright is a young NZ photographer I have been gratuitously following on instagram for quite some time now. She takes me on her adventures around the country, across seas and on many occasions, “IN” seas! As a total sucker for … Continue reading → The post “Aqua Fr…
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Bold Web Design and a Super-chilled Work Ethic? New Zealand Studio Sons & Co Seem to Have Things Pretty Much Figured Out

Graphic designers always seem like busy people;so much ideating to do, so many Slack channels to check, endlessdecisions to be made about which eyeglasses to wear. I jest of course; graphic designers are known for working their butts off. But apparently not if youre based in New Zealand, according t…
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Magazine, Exhibition, Site for Experimentation + Research Project

I first came across the wonderful Cura magazinethanks to a pufferfishthe striking creature leaps off the front cover of Cura 23 and schlumps its way into your heart. Thankfully once youre beyond the cover, theres a hell of a lot more to Cura than just a squishy fishy. Besides being a printed publica…
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(UK) The Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards 2017

Entering design competitions is a fantastic way to keep active and develop your design skills. Independent Branding Agency, Design Bridge are back with their appropriately named ‘Dog’s Bollocks Student Awards’. First prize comes in the form of a paid placement at Design Bridge as…
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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, EDM-inspired vodka designed on the dance floor, a beer that thinks its a newspaper, some spooky wine labels + more. Redchurch Brewery, byBibliothque Just down the road from my east London fl…
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Visual and Performing Arts Open House: April 20 from 9:30am-2:00pm

Join us for the Annual San Diego City College Open House on Thursday April 20 from 9:30am to 2:00pm. This event is FREE and you can participate in a wide range of hands on activities in graphic design, photography, fine art, dance, drama and music. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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Lister Shop – New Print Release

Good friend of VNA and adventure painter extroadinaire Anthony Lister now has a shop!! That’s right, an opportunity to buy all things Lister. The shop holds various works and experimental products of accessible price points providing an entry-point into becoming an art collector. Lister Shop i…
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Design Diary no. 138

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, Facebook,and Twitter @AIGAeyeondesign. A superb raft of design talents have pooled their effor…
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The Hair, Sweat, and Tears Behind Sascia Reibel’s Graphic Design

German graphic design studentSascia Reibel most excels in re-positioningthe process of taking something perceived in one way and encouraging it to be viewed in another. This is most evidentin her recent branding for an underwear company called Hary, which uses mesh, texture, and transparent fabric t…
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Southern ceramic spotlight

In with the new! We have shifted the median date of the pottery on display in our Southern Land Southern People gallery into the 20th century! The wonderful work made by craftspeople at Milton Potteries and the Benhar factory is still on show, but now we’ve added some fabulous Otago-centred studio…
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7 Design Legends Make History—Meet the 2017 AIGA Medal Award Winners

Six years after it was founded in 1914, AIGA created the AIGA Medal, an annual award to celebrate designers who have gone beyond the bounds of their practice to make a major impact both within the design industry and well beyond it. From unsung heroes to household names, AIGA Medalists include museu…
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What Would Happen if We Treated Democracy + Equity Like a Design Problem?

Dont let its thin profile and inexpensive paper fool you, Jack Selfs unassuming architecture magazine, Real Review (designed by OK-RM and winner of the 2016Stack Awards Launch of the Year),has shaken up the independent magazine scene with its radical design and thought-provoking content. Chief among…
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Small, Modest + Home to a Ghost: Welcome to the Office of Nieves

Theres a ghost that haunts the backstreets of Zurich. Its called Knigi. Turn at the right moment as you walk along Ankerstrasse and youll see him floating on the side of a building. Nestled behind the unassuming walls on which hes painted are the headquarters of indie zine publisher Nieves. The scen…
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MANDO MARIE: ‘Can it be?’ as curated by Hyland Mather and DK Johnston

American artist Amanda Marie, also called MANDO, uses stencil, traditional painting, and mixed-media collage to create works that harken back to imagery from classic childhood story books, yet slightly askew and out of traditional context. Based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, educated at the Rocky Mount…
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(AU) Adelaide Fringe Poster Competition

Do you want $2,000 cash? Quickly becoming more iconic than the festival itself, the Adelaide Fringe Poster Competition is open to designers of all levels. Over 57 years the Adelaide Fringe festival has grown to become the Southern Hemisphere’s largest open access arts festival. In 2018 Adel…
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(SYD) VIVID 2017: Time Management for Creative People

How do designers find the time to be creative? If you struggle with time and feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to run a business, or freelance on top of work … this is the workshop for you. A part of Vivid 2017, Time Management for Creative People is a fun and casual works…
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What “Love, Lust + Hedonism” Look Like in Font Form

Name:Marshmallow Designer: Neil Summerour Foundry: Positype Release Date:February 2017 Back story:Love, lust, andhedonism went into the development of Marshmallow. It all began in 2014 when designer Neil Summerour started working on a typeface called Hedonist, exploring mass and contrast with the go…
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