We have an interior designer in the studio who has all sorts of magical piles of beautiful textiles, carpet squares and paint swatches all over her desk and we love to go over and sneak a peek at her projects. On Friday the fresco crew were lucky enough to go along to one of Kate’s bar openings and check out the awesome Irish interiors that she has created – go see for yourself at The Paragon Hotel! Here we are enjoying a cheeky Guinness before a trip around Vivid – fun times! Annalisa 04/06/12
What a treat to discover the creative blog – The Food Depart. It combines most of my favorite things; delicious food, great photography and graphic design full of emotion. The Food Depart. is made up of 4 creatives with combined talents in magazines, publishing and advertising. They cook, style, photograph, produce, design and publish beautiful images and recipes. The design’s creative tone is dark and moody, they manage to create a theatrical journey as you meander through the delicious recipes, the art direction and styling is simply gorgeous but don’t take my word for it t
As soon as we have sent off the print files for a new publication we hop straight on to the task of converting it to an eBook for online viewing! We set up most of our brochures and catalogues in this way, complete with animated page turning, search functions and the ability to download them as PDFs. It works a treat for our client, with full access to the publications anywhere, anytime. Andrea Dell 01.05.12 Check out our eBook for the Arrowfield Stallions 2012 Brochure here. Here is another example of an eBook, this
Remember when you were little and your nan made you play Memory while she made the tea. Well, now there is a very classy typographic version on the market for all the Graphic Designers out there who want to test their typeface recognition. We saw it on this groovy little blog but you can cut out the middle man and go straight ahead and buy it from here! Andrea Dell 28.05.2012
Yes, yes I know I’m supposed to blog about all things creative but as the weather turns cold my thoughts are returning to one of my favorite places in the world to warm oneself up – Bagni Vecchi in Northern Italy! I figured a few days spent in this romantic hotel in the Alps with its ancient spa (the Romans used to come here to chill out/warm up centuries ago) would most definitely fill and recharge the creative well. My partner took me here for a few days as a gift when we were still dating years ago, as an Italian he has the inside scoop on lovely romantic places around Italy. Ne
At 6pm tonight Sydney will once again be transformed into a spectacular canvas of light, music and ideas. Colouring the city with creativity and inspiration, Vivid Sydney highlights include the hugely popular immersive light installations and projections; performances from local and international musicians at Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House and the new Vivid Ideas Exchange at the MCA featuring public talks and debates from leading global creative thinkers. Vivid Sydney is a major celebration of the creative industries and the biggest festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting
The Fresco crew headed off to Semi-Permament last week for a couple of day trips jam packed full of designer inspiration from a whole bunch of creatives. Highlights for me included Roman Coppola in the Google+ Hangout session, where we got to hear from Roman, his friends and family. Roman introduced us to his super cute mum who is a conceptual artist, along with cousin Jason Schwartzman, who had us all chuckling with his ‘The New Yorker App’ and words of wisdom on baby talk. The grand finale was Sheena the leopard who made a special guest appearance. Totally random couple of hours.
Earlier this year we played our part in Macquarie University’s O-week! We designed a range of 9 posters to show students what was on offer at their newly refurbished Gymnasium, the benefits of joining up to their Gym Membership Club and how to make the most of their Uni’s very comprehensive range of sports and fitness activities. The posters covered boot camp, group fitness, personal training, pool exercise, weight training, spin, yoga and even parkour classes! Off the back of that project we then designed a Sport and Fitness Marquee. Then THAT was such a hit that the Campus Experience D