Robbie Powell, from Moffitt.Moffitt, got in touch recently (well months ago really, I’ve been busy alright!) to tell me about the new (but now a bit old) issue of DEMO Magazine. The Moffitt.Moffitt-s design, direct, publish and almost everything else to do with DEMO all on their own – quite the achievement. I don’t think they print it, but they did build the new App version of their magazine all on their own, too.
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Thought Assembly are the renamed, rebranded persona for Melbourne, Australia based Studio Verse. The new name isn’t all – there’s also a tonne of new work to see and appreciate on their new site, like this attractive and restrained identity for Archichannel . The eagle eyed amongst FFF readers might spot a few issues of the highly regarded Process Journal amongst the projects – that’s because Studio Verse, ahem, Thought Assembly, work with Hunt Studio (who have also renamed to Hunt&Co - sheez!) to create the publication we all know and love so well. And I think that is a new record for number of links in a FFF post for me. Exciting stuff, might go have a lie down after all that…
End of Work are a young up and coming Australian design studio making a bit of a name for themselves, winning 9 awards at the recent Australian Design Biennale. They’ve just launched a brand new site, showcasing an enviable portfolio of their recent projects. I particularly admire the above identity for Sydney restaurant Meet The Greek – it’s just as tasty as the food, which I can personally attest to being particularly excellent.
AGDA Awards becomes Australian Design Biennale 2012 Some big changes have been in the works with the way the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) structure and promote their awards program, held every two years. Say hello to the Australian Design Biennale – a re-imagining of AGDA’s awards, from the categories, the publication and even to the naming and the event itself. Expectations amongst the industry are high, and the first visible sign of change and progress is this spiffy new awards showcase site, courtesy of Melbourne shop Beyond The Pixels.
It’s a great looking site that finally gives an online platform to showcase the work of Australia’s design community. There’s tons of work from amongst the best the Australian design industry has to offer, and as a somewhat patriotic Aussie designer who loves spreading the word on the very best from down under, it’s a very welcome resource indeed!
Say hello to Studio Constantine, a studio out of Melbourne, Australia producing a variety of online, print and identity design.
Every year, I get excited like a kid on Christmas Day. Why? Because the Best Awards, which recognises the best of NZ creativity, is updated with the latest batch of amazing work from this over-performing, under-recognised corner of the globe. Why and how they keep delivering the goods in NZ, I’m not sure, but hot damn they know how to design in the land of the long white cloud.
Image above is a piece titled ‘Digital Wattle’ by Out of the dark. And yes, my Aussie pride (read: Kiwi jealousy) is exactly why I confusingly chose an Opera House image to promote NZ creativity. Couldn’t help myself, I’m patriotic ok!
If, like me, you love books in all their different shapes and sizes, you’re probably, like me, a bit concerned about what the future holds for them. Thankfully we now have Outcast Editions, a remarkable collaboration of three thoroughly impressive people.
Between the enviable reputation of Virginia McLeod, Editorial Director, the keen eye of Richard Glover, Director of Photography and the esteemed Hamish Muir (of 8vo fame) as Art Director, I’d lay a fairly hefty bet that they’re on the path to making something we’ll all be using, downloading and enjoying in the coming months. If you don’t believe me, visit the site and check out the quite detailed explanation of their concept and the mechanics of how their books will work.
I’ve been ask to help out with beta testing the app, and if you can’t tell, I can barely contain my excitement.
Sydney based designer Sam Pemberton has launched his online portfolio, featuring some beautiful branding projects you may be familiar with; City of Melbourne, Woolmark, National Museum of Australia and a few others you may not know as well. A long delayed entrance to the online world, but I think you’ll agree that Sam’s work was definitely worth the wait.
I’m not known for my patience with fiddly and time consuming things. Which makes my excitement and awe of Bianca Chang’s painstaking and beautiful work cutting, carving and layering paper, even more acute. I happened upon her work for OPSM at the mall (of all places). Curious, I tweeted out to see if anyone knew the person responsible, thanks to Paul from Naughtyfish for the helpful reply tweet that solved the mystery.
Everything are a design studio out of New Zealand, doing, well, everything it seems. Tons of tasty brand identity, online, print and everything in between on their site. Enjoy!
The nice chaps from Process Journal got in touch about the latest release of Process Magazine; it’s a great issue too, featuring some great studios and individuals producing amazing work;
Featuring; Sea Design, Unit Editions, Wieden+Kennedy, NB Studio, Ultra Studio, DesignStudio, Underware, BVD, Kobi Benezri Studio, Daniel Freytag (Berg), Dowling Duncan and with essays from Dellano Pereira and Clinton Duncan.
Melbourne’s Hunt Studio has revealed a new website as well as a number of tasty new projects (with the promise of more to come, so I hear). You may be familiar with the studios signature approach from their ongoing projects, Process Journal. I particularly enjoyed the Nice Device identity.
For today’s instalment of christmas card goodness, this effort from Sydney ad agency Host, impressed with it’s mix of video, real world experience and some ‘whoah cool what the heck is that’ technological gee-whiz-ardry — they topped it off with a funny name inspired by the unfortunate name of the street the agency is located on. Another massive production, so I’m hoping to find something simple, beautiful or clever for tomorrow.
Keep the suggestions coming! I’m all ears.
Some great Xmas cards from studios kicking around this year, I’ve decided to post 1 a day that I find particularly appealing. I’m kicking it off with this stirling effort from London branding studio VentureThree — such a simple idea, but an amazing execution. I also found their previous effort from 2009 very appealing.
It seems video is the go to choice for studios this year. Tune in tomorrow for the next installment! And if anyone has gone old school with printed posters or mailers, and wants to post me theirs, go ahead! Hit me up on twitter for my address.