Graphic designers love … infographics! We have stumbled upon a wonderful new site by Nigel Evan Dennis who has converted the popular HBO series Game of Thrones into a detailed set of infographics. Dennis has translated the often complex and ever-changing alliances, religions, deaths, marriages and geography into easy to read, colour-coded diagrams. You can even learn how to play the Lannister song “The rains of Castamere” on your guitar! We love that Dennis has applied his design skills to a nifty personal project … and that it will help watchers of Game of Thrones figu
How cute are these? Buying decor for children is always a challenge. Stuff that is well designed, looks good and functional are key. These great items above tick all of the boxes. The designs on the fabric are especially appealing as a graphic designer I love to surround my children with beautiful images, books, fabric, furniture, packaging etc. The list is endless. These little winners are Australian made and can be found here. http://www.suchgreatheights.com
Some Interior Design to Inspire Fresco’s Graphic Designers Recently Kate Formosa left our design studio to take some time out before she welcomes her first baby into the world. Since she has left we no longer have the pleasure of oooing and aaahing over the beautiful lengths of fabric that were delivered daily to the studio, or droooooling over the latest metallic lights or woolen rugs. So in Kate’s honor I’ve decided to post an interiors blog. Some Interior Design to inspire Fresco’s Graphic Designers. Ive discovered a fantastic interiors blog called Little Blue Deer,
Creativity And Inspiration For Graphic Designers At Fresco, we like to keep our creative juices flowing by feeding our designer brains with all that the world gives. When Im rolling out an annual report design or strategic report design with lots of facts and figures its great to stimulate the other side of my brain with something free form and creative. Just yesterday, I went to see an exhibition by an up and coming contemporary artist based in Islamabad, Sana Arjumand. Her work is currently held at Mary Place Art Gallery in Paddington until the 30th of June. I love the rich colour, graphic s
Graphic Designers love … beautiful books! Trawling the web for my usual Monday morning inspiration I came across “I Love My Room” — a beautifully designed publication about children’s rooms by Megan Morton. I have to admit I did look at the gorgeous designs and layout of the spaces and think hmmmm, is it truly possible for a kids room to look that good for more than a nano second? My three year old’s bedroom is sadly a collection of scattered toys, an unmade bed and unidentifiable blobs of gunk stuck to furniture most of the time. The design and photography of th
The team at Fresco were lucky enough to attend this years Semi-Permanent event for the 3rd year running. The 2 day event hosted at the Convention Centre in Darling Harbour provided Sydney’s creatives with a stunning array of presentations from some of the worlds most talented and globally renowned speakers. Covering a diverse range of topics from street art to fashion to photography and blogging the event succeeded in hosting a truly successful show that united the worlds creative communities. The Fresco team all had their personal favourites on the day but the guys from the Hours did i
New Colour Palette Identifier 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 you’re amongst friends … friends who are unbelievably excited about the new website Web Colour Data. 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 s
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.