Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ghost town

Image found here

I'm going on a holiday! So things will be a bit quiet over here for the next couple of weeks. But don't fret! I'll be back before you know it with new design adventures. xo

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

So cute! Image found here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I recently finished one of the funnest logo projects ever. I was approached by J.Nitrous, who is a dubstep musician based in Melbourne and the owner of Hypnosis Recordings. He wanted a new logo done with his initials 'JN' and some sort of skull. I was like 'yeah!' and went to town on creating a badass skull complete with tongue and flames.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A night at the museum

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Last night I went to the opening launch of the AC/DC: Australia's Family Jewels exhibition at the WA Museum. I managed to score two VIP tix for the event, and I'm so glad I did because they had an awesome tribute band playing beforehand as well as a bagpipe player leading everyone into the exhibition. Members of Bon Scott's family were there as well as people from Alberts Music (AC/DC's original recording label).

A photo wall where you could post a note. I wrote: Angus Young, my high-school crush

The exhibit had personal photos, handwritten lyrics, letters to Bon's wife Irene, gig posters and Angus' school uniform. They even had a huge screen at the back playing loud music and concert footage from Donnigton. Plus there were smaller screens playing interviews with the band from the early days. For an AC/DC nut like me (see this post) it was rock'n'roll heaven!

Gig posters, clothing, original Dirty Deeds album artwork and backstage passes.

I was reading a few of Bon's letters and what really struck me was that even in the very early days of AC/DC he was aiming for the top. There was no doubt in his mind that AC/DC were going to make it big one day.

Anyway, it was an awesome exhibition and you could tell so much effort was made to design it. I went to so many school excursions to the museum as a kid, and I never would have expected them to come up with something so entertaining like this. After seeing this one, I would love for the WA Museum to show more pop culture exhibitions!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

How to steal like an artist

I just read an awesome post on Austin Kleon's blog with advice for creatives. He says that "It’s a simple list of 10 things I wish I’d heard when I was in college." I definitely am going to re-read it more times. Find it here.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Nice Rack

Last weekend, three of my illustrations were on display at the Perth Cultural Centre as part of the Nice Rack Exhibition. Despite the somewhat saucy name, Nice Rack was created as a portable art exhibition with artworks displayed on postcard racks. Art for the people, I say!

The event was held as part of the National Youth Week Kickstart Youth Arts Markets, so there was a bunch of young designers out and about. The very talented peeps of Made of Awesome were present, selling their lovely handcrafted wares. I went to uni with these guys, so it was great to see their wonderful work on display - the wooden lasercut necklaces were my fave!

All in all, it was not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon!  :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dan Mumford

I am totally loving the work of London-based illustrator Dan Mumford. I first spotted his work on the album cover of Homesick by A Day to Remember, checked out his website and was blown away by some of the coolest work ever. On his website he mentions how he creates his work:
With pencils, pens, and the wonders of photoshop. All my work is either hand rendered or created with the use of a tablet.
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