Hello there Christchurch! There's a tonne of cool creative stuff happening around the city at the moment. Zinefest is coming up, and applications are now open to hold a stall. See the Facebook page for all the deets! Or if you want to cruise from the comfort of your PJs then have a browse of the Best Awards finalists including local legends like McCarthy, Strategy, Plato, Sons & Co and Ilam Press.
— Kate Darby
Get the low down on your fav Christchurch creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
A big congrats to Laura Wadley, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. An Ara Institute of Canterbury student from Christchurch, her work was chosen by Steven & Justin from National Forest: “Laura’s work is strong, concise, and well organized. When reviewing portfolios we’ll often notice that the layout and design of the portfolio gets overlooked. Laura’s book shows that she not only cares about the layout of the work being presented, but also the beauty in the work itself”. We asked Laura to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
We had a chat with recent grad and Strategy Creative newbie Liam Ooi about winning a Best Award AND two AGDA Student Awards (too good!), living in post-earthquake Christchurch, and all things Type - including working on his first commercial type family.
We had the pleasure of chatting with Chris Flack from Strategy Creative. Chris is Design Director in the Christchurch studio. He shared with us what Strategy looks for in a graduate, one of his favourite designs and a little bit about his personal project that went viral; Comic Sans for Cancer.
We chatted to Bardo, neither a studio or an agency! Working between Queenstown, Melbourne, Buenos Aires, and Barcelona, their individuals bring so much to the table, making their work a cut above the rest. Lovely attitude and great tips for graduates - read on!
We got the absolute pleasure of catching-up with Christchurch native Brett King! The talented illustrator Brett, works remotely for his Finnish based company Kallan & Co and is the creator and curator of the beautiful blog in our Good Reads section The Source. This interview is a must read - enjoy!
Richard M. Burson
We chat with Richard M.Burson a young gun creative at McCarthy Design in Christchurch. Richard who completed his degree at CPIT tells us why we need to stop cluttering our minds with design porn, how he became ambidextrous and what a typical day at McCarthy looks like!
Ten Dollar Fonts
Today we get to chat with the talented young gun Daniel McQueen the owner and founder of Christchurch based & internationally renowned studio Ten Dollar Fonts. Daniel who studied CPIT, gives us a little insight into the TDF rebrand he has been working on with the talented NYC based Aussie designer, Wade Jeffree! Daniel also informs us he is keen to hire some fresh talent this year, so watch this space.
Check out the industry standard of work in Christchurch - how it is shot, what do they present?
Our top picks for recommended articles, blogs and companies in Christchurch.
Se. 2, Ep.3: Elliot Ale…
Elliot Alexander is the founder and director of Endemic World. Endemic World is a gallery space, an online and offline retailer of local and international art, and provider of a variety of artistic services to help local artists do more and be more. With a passion for business, creativity and the arts at the core, Elliot’s extensive experience has served Endemic World as a very inspiring, ever-growing and multifaceted art business. Amongst many things we talk about how routine and discipline can foster creativity, balancing the creative aspects with the business aspects, the importance on learning how to sell and market in the artistic industry, and maintaining vision and resilience through business challenges.
The Designers Institute of New Zealand was formed in 1991 by the merger of the New Zealand Society of Industrial Designers (formed 1960), and the New Zealand Association of Interior Designers (formed 1968). Today the Designers Institute represents graphic design, interactive design, spatial design, product design, design in business, service design and design education.
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Our magazine is a collaborative design publication whose objective is to bridge the gap between established and emerging practice. Threaded magazine is an exhibition space, an interview dialogue, a discussion and display, and a ‘show and tell’ podium of creative and design practitioners.
Fresh From the Field — …
This week’s Fresh From The Field features an Interactive Installation Te Whāriki Kiokio by Stacey Tangaere & Luke McConnell If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Te Whāriki Kiokio came from a passion to see traditional Māori art fused with a modern art… The post Fresh From the Field — Te Whāriki Kiokio Interactive Installation by Stacey Tangaere & Luke McConnell appeared first on Design Assembly.
Discovered at SF Girl By Bay, this artful, grounded, homely home – on the very excellent Rip & Tan blog (kettle on and settle in, you’ll want to spend some time exploring Rip & Tan) This is perfection – those …
Se. 2, Ep.2: Alastair W…
Alastair Walker is one of the co-creators of Caretaker, a bespoke New York style cocktail bar inspired by the golden era of bar tending. He is a cocktail connoisseur with over 12 years of experience and learning with some of the best in the world. Inspired by hosting as his core value, Alastair’s passion and meticulous approach to cocktails draws on classics created in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century, in order to create bespoke drinks and experiences. Amongst many things we talk about the importance of simplicity, the value of research and exploring what already exits, how pessimism can be useful when creating something new and the value of engagement and communication as a source for inspiration and decision making.
Opening: Mid-Century Modern & Nicola Jackson
CoCA - Centre of Contemporary Art
Artist talk: Nicola Jackson
CoCA - Centre of Contemporary Art
XCHC Makers Market ~ August
Tim Ross: How much for the green chair with the wooden legs?
CoCA - Centre of Contemporary Art
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