Monday, December 31, 2012

Hot Bread Kitchen

Loving the new work for Hot Bread Kitchen by Pentagram. The patterned icons are great and versatile, and the purple colour lends an arabesque feel, in line with the company's "breaducation"mission and a celebration of the the art of breadmaking.

It's easy to see how the pattern could be expanded to interiors, cookbook covers, paper bags...

Masterchef bus ads

The latest Masterchef bus ads reminds me of the poster for the Social Network: sinister looking photography combined overlaid white geometric sans-serif.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

I really like this quote from Mind Design

'What condition do you think graphic design in the near future?
Many small graphic design studios are working almost exclusively in the arts and culture sector. There is nothing wrong with that at all but in future it could be an interesting challenge to win back some ground in the commercial sector that is dominated by marketing and make ordinary consumer goods look better and more individual. The economic crisis might help since big marketing budgets have been cut and more creativity is a good alternative.'

It can be really difficult to convince commercial and arts sectors to take creative risks, and be playful and confident with their branding. When you are able to convince them of taking the plunge and try something new and creative, it is a great feeling of achievement.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Dumb ways to die

Melbourne Metros have created a slightly morbid and totally cute and catchy video raise awareness about train safety. I love it when a company decides to take a gamble and do something totally un-corporate and surprising.

The website is equally delightful.

It beats Sydney's Cityrail campaigns. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


One word / Two ways.
Such is the perplexity on the English language.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

DRUMatix poster

I was asked recently to design the poster for Next Phrase, a percussion retrospective for group Drumatix. The initial brief was to create a bold type-based poster. Eventually, the top poster ended up being chosen (after some changes to the brief) and many discussions. I had hoped that they would have chosen the second one. With the two unchosen posters, I wanted to convey the idea of using music as a protest voice, given the recent changes to the music department at ANU.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

NSW landscapes

Just recently come back from a week-long roadtrip around NSW, and realised how very little of my own country I have seen. Australia is one big place. This is a collection of photos of the fraction of NSW I have seen, heading north from Sydney up along the coast and then turning inland back into Sydney. 

There is a sense of vastness and dryness that is particularly Australian and a distinctive Eucalyptus green/sky blue/wheaty yellow colour palette that goes with it.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


I was asked over the weekend, if I was to ever get a tattoo, what would it be?
This illustration reminded me that it would possibly be an ampersand. And NOT a butterfly. Please dear friend if you're reading this, DO NOT GET A BUTTERFLY TATTOO. 

Although, as impractical as it would be, a deluxe ampersand carrying case would be nice too.

Illustration found at this isn't happiness.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

USA Today

I'm really liking the giant page carousel on the new redesign of USA Today (as part of their new rebranding). It definitely makes browsing articles by categories a very easy experience.

It seems there has been a few American media website redesigns of late, with This American Life and Good magazine also getting recent makeovers.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


This is a bit old, but I only just discovered this video for Skyscrapers by OkGo. What a great celebration of colour! Sexy, in a Helen Mirren way and not Rihanna way.

Where did they find these walls? Who knew you could ballroom dance to OkGo?

The woman dancer (Trish Sie) is also the director and producer. Some people can do it all.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom

I watched Moonrise Kingdom on the weekend. This is probably my favourite scene from the movie. I can't say I've ever danced in my underwear on a beach, but it is now on my bucket list because it looks like too much fun.

Also loved the art direction for the film, from Suzy's turquoise eye shadow to the custom font created by Jessica Hische (which will be commercially available next year!)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Confessions From Sin City

Confessions From Sin City

Always loving the work of Candy Chang, which successfully relies on audience involvement. New work Confessions from Vegas. Some of the confessions are hilarious  - "Your name is tattoed on my ass"(so the other person doesn't know?). Some are heartbreaking - "I still love her. 2 girlfriends and 5 years later."

I particularly like the electoral-style confession booths.

Friday, August 17, 2012

McCann's Truth about Youth

Just read McCann's Truth about Youth.

"Once upon a time, teenagers had a small group of friends (typically 4-7 people), and these were often met through school. Within this group young people could express their individuality, but it was vital that they belonged to the group. However, nowadays things are more complex. Using social media, a typical teenager is likely to manage maintain multiple, intersecting groups of friends. In this sense, 'connecting' to a broader network of friends has replaced the singular need to 'belong' to a tight-knit group of friends."

It thought this is was interesting because I agree and disagree with this. Maybe because I have long past the teenage phase. I still think that most people have the need to belong with a small group of friends, and I think that will always be true to the human condition.

However, I know that I do have multiple groups of friends – friends that I connect with for different purposes – ones that I can go to festivals with, or who I can depend on for relationship advice, or ones that I would never call but would comment on their Facebook status.

Friends specialisation?

Saturday, August 11, 2012

My Hung fabrics

Finally, it's here! After months of working on the site (I coded, designed and photographyed the entire thing myself!), the My Hung fabrics website is now up and running. You may remember some photographs I posted up earlier in the year.

Learnt lots about web development, and know now for sure that it is not my thing. Let's just say no one should be using Internet Explorer because it just fucks everything up.

Sunday, August 5, 2012


A photo rejected by a client for a poster that I've been working on. Although I particularly like it.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Limb poster

Check out new work. Limb - an extension of the body and the music was described as mechanical. Hence, the robot arm.

For inspiration, I looked at drawings of electrical circuits.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Ayako Suwa

Crazy food creations by food artist (apparently, this is a job) Ayako Suwa and kiss-ass photography of the craziness. 

Food - one of the most basics of human existence - is most surprising when it is so far removed from this need to simply fulfill hunger and becomes and artform.

Photos found at Essen.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Bastille Day

It's Bastille Day today!! These are the posters that I created for the event tonight at the Argyle. For those who don't know, the coq is the French national symbol (think le coq sportif). Two versions of the poster were created, one in red and one in white to make it Frenchy and were distributed across Sydney.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Biennale of Sydney

I spent my Saturday morning exploring Cockatoo Island for the Biennale of Sydney. I went expecting to be shocked, confronted and delighted – the way I like to experience my art, but actually left feeling a little underwhelmed.  I don't know if it's because the space of Cockatoo island is so sparse and the navigation of artworks feels disconnecting, or whether the artworks themselves were just a bit blah.

The photos attached are the ones I enjoyed most.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Roadside Mattress

So this is a close-up of a torn mattress that had been throw out. It's not often you see the anatomy of a mattress. I'd passed it on my way walking to the station and thought the texture was worth taking a photo of. Here's to roadside furniture.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nomad logo

So if you're one of the many many people that follow this blog, you'll know that this I've been doing some work for Nomad Percussion. Most recently, they needed a logo for their 17hour Vexations performance which was streamed live.

So here it is!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Get Inky

So after playing with some ink, I unintentionally covered myself in splashes. I thought it looked pretty spiffin' so I photographed them.