As a graphic designer, I feel it is important to practice passionately in your own free time as well as design professionally for a living. My passionate practice usually takes the form of lettering or typography and from time-to-time I’ll take a class or workshop to help me further my skills. Last weekend I was lucky enough to score a place in a class at WorkShop in Redfern run by amazing Australian Typographer Luke Lucas. I’ve been admiring Luke’s work since university when I would read and collect LifeLounge magazine, so to have a chance to learn from him was an opportunity I didn’t want to
It’s school holidays once again and while that means little to (happily) kid-free people like me, it does have the added bonus of an abundance of new movies to watch at the cinema. And while most people my age (27, if you were at all wondering) would choose to see Jurassic Park or the Entourage Movie, the flick I’m most keen to see is the newest animated masterpiece from Pixar, Inside Out. After putting out a bunch of sequels the last couple of years (think Cars 2 and Monsters University) the reviews for Inside Out are proclaiming a return to form for Pixar; some are even calling it one of the
Toward the end of last year, we worked on a great project for the Copyright Agency. They tasked us to refresh the design for their annual review. We collaborated with a sydney-based illustrator, Lew Keilar, to create this publication and here are the results! Check out more of our Annual Report Designs here.
Goodbye 2014! It was a busy end to a great year filled with exciting and creative projects. From large print catalogue designs and newsletters for LWReid, to fun packaging and label designs for the delicious and quirky Choc Pot. Although the studio was busy in the final weeks of 2014, we made sure to celebrate together at our annual Christmas party – and what a party it was! Against the sunny backdrop of beautiful Bondi beach, we dined at North Bondi Fish. The Snow Crab Sliders and Whiting Fillet Tacos were a hit, not only were they a feast for the eyes, they were super delicious too. A
We have just wrapped up the design and production of an A3 portfolio for our friends over at Design Devine, showcasing their awesome interior design work and craftsmanship. For a hand-crafted look and feel it was bound with Singer-sewn stitching. See more of our promotional designs here.
Fresco was approached by Choc Pot, a dessert bar in Burwood, to create packaging and label ideas for their range of products. The Choc Pot, brings a fun and playful twist to classic dessert favourites. They make all their treats from scratch and use only the best ingredients. They came to Fresco and asked us to design labels for their ‘take home’ range — to be sold in store. We developed a ‘cheeky’ graphic style for their Salted Caramel, Drinking Soil and Nutty Choc Praline Spread labels. We are also developing box designs for their ‘Fudge Me’ DIY Choc Fudge Brownie Mix, with a drippy chocolat
School Spectacular is a vibrant project undertaken for The Arts Unit for the Department of Education and Communities, we have been fortunate enough to be involved with this project for the last few years. This project allows us to focus on the interesting and varied world of education event design. The design brief required us to reflect the energy and vibrancy of the annual spectacle of 3000 children in a choreographed arts showcase. The themes for recent years were “Colour My World”, “Imagine” and “Our Time”. This year, the event celebrates Australia. The brief calls for bright and dynamic d
Once again the Brief Exchange graphic design exhibition has come and gone with great success. This novel idea is the brainchild of Noeleen Doheny who curates the exhibition and invites creatives from around the globe to exchange design briefs at random with fellow design enthusiasts. This year was my fourth year contributing to this exhibition as I find it never fails to get the creative juices flowing. My entry this year celebrated the life and times of Tura Satana, an actress with a cult following and a somewhat interesting past. The poster is designed as if advertising an upcoming movie and