Show n Tell
These are things we’ve found and want to share.
For our latest Show n Tell we decided to do something a bit different. Nigel had just been to Sydney and brought back a pile of great design books. We all picked one for the week and then chose our favourite pieces from the book, with the intention of integrating them into our work. Here are some of the cool pieces we found… we are still endeavouring to use these ideas in our projects! (more…)
With the new year being so full on it seems it has been hard to find time to fit in show n tell. We made it happen this week and collectively found some both awesome and interesting pieces of design. (more…)
Here’s some cool design stuff we came across this week to get your creative brains pumping:
Nigel found this awesome branding. Such a simple idea yet so effect. Located in Melbourne, Federation Square is home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism experiences and an exceptional array of restaurants, bars and specialty stores.
A couple of weeks ago I sacrificed some sleep and went to a breakfast talk on social media for business, run by the Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Localist. It was very well attended even though it is being run several times in different parts of Auckland. I learnt a huge amount and thought I’d share the highlights:
Facebook Although mainly intended for social networking, Facebook can be used to provide information, advice and support to clients. An example given was the Sleep Store. They ran a course for 50 people about getting children to sleep through the night then they set More >
Here are a few design-related things that got us excited this week:More >
I have recently completed my 2 week internship at Transformer Design and am sad to see it over! It has been a fantastic experience with a group of extremely talented and good looking designers (you know who you are…Adrian) who I have learnt a lot from. From my time here I feel the need to have work experience while at Uni is paramount. I have been given a snapshot of what working in the industry would be like, and fortunately for me, I loved it! Not all interns may be so lucky with More >
I was shocked to read that two young men in the north of England both received four year prison sentences after pleading guilty to ‘incitement to riot’. Their crimes were to use Facebook to invite people to riot in their towns. In both cases no one else turned up and no riots occurred. In one of the cases the defence claimed it had been meant as a joke (in which case he should have probably pleaded not guilty but that’s another issue). This intrigued me so I googled the mens rea More >
The Auckland Art Fair was excellent. There were plenty of varied and high quality exhibits from galleries from NZ and Australia. This year it was housed in the wonderful new Viaduct Events Centre. One of the stand-outs for me was Jon Cattapan, whose work I’d never seen before. I loved the new John Pule works also Glen Wolfgramm‘s powerful mostly black and white works. Andrew Barns-Graham’s Aroha was also very striking.
I have seen a lot of interesting and creative ways people have used QR Codes to advertise a company or to self promote, even seeing temporary QR Code tattoos so you are a walking advertisement. It still shocked me when I was shown this video.
In June, 2011, a Paris-based tattoo artist incorporated a QR code into a client’s tattoo, which when scanned revealed an animated version of the rose within the tattoo. The session was streamed live on Facebook as part of a promotion with Ballantine’s, allowing viewers to comment live and talk with Karl as he worked. And for those who More >
I’ve long been a fan of Michael C Place’s (Build) work from the days when he made the ultra clean Warp CDs of the 90′s. So when I heard he’d launched a new website I went there immediately. When I got there I felt frustrated by the slow load time, irritated by the impenetrable navigation and a little freaked out by the weird cat staring back at me (I went back later and the cat had been replaced by a picture of Walthamstow dog track!)
However after a few minutes I realised it had done its job More >