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Book Cover Re-Designs

Three books were chosen by me to have their covers re-designed. I really enjoyed reading one of Garth Stein’s books: The Art of Racing in the Rain, so I thought I’d choose his work to re-design the covers of.

After researching Garth Stein on his official website: (which was really helpful) I found he had only published three books as yet, although he has written two plays and one short film. He really was an interesting person to research and I will be checking up on him often to see what he does with his life. I only needed three Read the rest of this entry »


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Australia brings in $30 note!

I can hardly believe it myself, but, yes it’s just what the Australian economy needs. How many times have you got to the shops and had to hand over $40 for something that costs $30 and then spend minutes waiting around for your change?

Imagine how easy life would be with the new and easy to use $30 note, no more spending 10 minutes hunting through every pocket for a $10 note, or a handful of change, just to avoid waiting 30 seconds for the cashier to give you change from a 50!

WELL, those days are no more. That’s right, NO MORE!

The new $30 note is not only convenient but it is so attractive you will want to scan it and use it as a screen saver so you can see it for evermore. With its loveable icons features on its themed around the unsung Aussie hero’s of the garden shed: the Hills hoist founder (Lance Hill) and the Victa lawnmower founder (Mervyn Victor Richardson) both who worked tirelessly in their backyard sheds to improve Australia, from the backyard out. Harry Williamson is teaching us to do the best we can, and with his encouragement I feel I am almost doing the best I can.

Well I bet you are just waiting on the edge of your seats to see it, and here it is… yes the most convenient, most attractive, most wanted by the Australian people… the 30 dollar note, as designed by Robyn Rand:

side A

Side B


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Packaging is my Cup of Tea

This  is posted by a guest blogger: Rita Masarin.

Starting from the first stage of our tea packaging assignment using 6 thinking hats   created by Edward d Bono ‘s  decision making technique  We too had to create our own thinking hats and wear them while role playing our coloured hats.  To the next stage  (  really fun bit) ‘The Mad Hatters Tea Party’. Whilst we were brain storming  and blogging our tea packaging ideas we were getting onto some yummy cake tasting and sipping exotic teas. Read the rest of this entry »


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it is said that recession provokes artists, designers
and alike to create some of their best work but for some
people money is the constant source of question
regardless of the economic climate.

money is many different things at the same time.
it’s a work of art, a medium of exchange, a representation
of value, one, which most people take for granted.
everybody has their own answers when it comes to
money yet we think that it is more generative and
engaging to think about values and doubt.
it is a balancing force.

money creates a mood of euphoria.
money is one of the major constituents in determining
what our lives feel like, what our typical day feels like.
money also represents our society. it’s everywhere
but money is just an idea – an abstract measurement. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on June 10, 2010 in colour, Graphic Design, Typography


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Semi-Permanent Conference – Brisbane

Friday 4th of July at the convention centre in Brissie City was a meeting place for all things design, this was part of a week long celebration of Graphic Design, Film, Art, Illustration and more which happens annually in four cities around Australia and New Zealand. I took a few notes during the conference and will share my experience with you now, sadly none of the photos I took turned out well enough to publish but (I hope they don’t mind) I have borrowed a photo of each speaker from the Semi-Permanent facebook site just so I could remember them better, and show them to you. THANKS to semi-Permanent.

The venue was sold out and we were lucky to get seats together with a good view of the speaker and screen, there ended up being 21 of us and we did walk in a little late. The first speaker was Louise from Frankie magazine who gave us some helpful hints and tips on how to survive in the world of design – this is great as it is what we Read the rest of this entry »


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