Have you ever visited a website and been blown away by the colour palette? Have you ever wanted to know more about the colour balance of your favourite website? Well your amongst friends, friends who are unbelievably excited about the new website webcolourdata.com. Web colour data lets you know the exact colors used in any website, even weighting the different colors to show how prevalent they are. It gives not just the hex codes for each color, but also gives you charts to show hue distribution and even where the hues appear on the color wheel, and sites with similar color schemes. We’
Graphic Designers love … BIRTHDAYS! Today marks the birthday of one of our very special graphic designers, Andrea. We celebrated this happy occasion by whipping up to Crown St, Surry Hills to Rustic Pearl for lunch. We had a great time sipping fruity ice teas and nibbling on gourmet gozleme and fancy salads. After lunch, Kate sang Happy Birthday in Latin as Andrea blew out the candle on her cupcake.
Graphic designers have a paper fetish – creatively speaking! Mohawk had their annual paper show last night and we at Fresco Creative couldn’t wait to get our hands on some beautiful paper stock, view gorgeous paper impressions and embellishments, and learn what’s new in the paper world. When the studio is briefed on a new project, we love to suggest different ways that will help bring a design to life, whether it be the type of paper or what we transform the paper into. Just recently, Fresco Creative had the pleasure to work with Loreto College Normanhurst on an event invitation fo
It’s no secret that graphic designers love … FACTORY TOURS! At Fresco Creative each designer has a close relationship with all their suppliers. And printers are certainly no exception! I was recently invited to visit Offset Alpine Printing in Lidcombe for a special access-all-areas tour, exploring the intricacies of their processes and all possibilities for the printing and production of magazines. On our way to their largest and fastest printer (it was printing 78, 200 copies of a 48 page magazines every hour!) I was met on the factory floor with an unmanned robotic forklift! It beeped as I t
PSSSSTTTT …. Fresco are looking for a Telemarketer/New Business Guru! Want to join our studio part time? Would suit someone wanting flexible hours and to work in a creative environment. Are you energetic, positive and people loving? Do you want to work in a funky design studio in the creative hub of Surry Hills with a group of talented designers? Let us know if you are interested.
I have been avidly following Louise Hawson’s adventures around the globe, so was very excited to see that her final suburb on this whirlwind tour is …(drum roll please) Coogee Beach, my very own suburb!! I’ve lived in Coogee on and off for over 8 years, with a 5 year stint in between living in its more raucous neighbor Bondi Beach. I love my suburb, the unpretentious beach side attitude and of course the beautiful sea pools (there’s over 4 of them) so I read Louise’s latest post with glee. I love how she has captured the suburb’s quirky characters and faded
It’s no secret that graphic designers love … ART! Frescoites love heading down to the Art Gallery of NSW for a little bit of creative inspiration on the weekend. The last fix was the Francis Bacon exhibition and what a treat it was. Bacon’s creative process was laid out for all to see, with clippings from newspapers, photos of animals, passport booth photos of himself and his lovers and all manner of half exposed and distorted images of his friends and creative muses. Here’s what the folks at the Art Gallery have to say about it… Surveying Francis Bacon’s life and
It’s no secret that graphic designers love … POOLS! In the movie Life Of Pi, it is claimed that the most beautiful pool in the world was Piscene Molitor. It was so beautiful that the main character was named after it. Our friends at Concrete Playground have offered up a great list of amazing pools this week complete with a little info on how far we need to go to get our toes wet! Piscine Molitor – Paris, France The Piscine Molitor, after which Yann Martel’s increasingly famous fictional hero is named, may not be considered one of the world’s most beautiful pools right n