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Is design suffering sameness?

Is design suffering sameness?

The studio has undertaken a process to use internet search engines less to rediscover ways and means of researching, defining and developing work in a less global space…



Trying not to fall through the cracks: thinking about design in Australia

Trying not to fall through the cracks: thinking about design in Australia

Over a year ago Andrew wrote this piece for “Process. An International Journal of Design” edited by Thomas Williams, the piece was rejected by the publication for editorial reasons. It’s a frank, opinion piece, developed inspire a dialogue about the space in which Australia creativity occupies, and inspire thinking, actions and dialogue to effect change … Now that some time has passed, we felt we’d ask you out there what you think?



Now this is a real tasty Christmas card

Now this is a real tasty Christmas card

This late yule package arrived on Wednesday from New Zealand…



Now this is a Christmas card people…

Now this is a Christmas card people…

2010’s Christmas cards are sorted, recycled and archived, with the coming and going of Christmas one has witnessed continuing production of under whelming printed Christmas cards, except for…



Five years on Australian design from 1995 to 2005

Five years on Australian design from 1995 to 2005

Andrew is often writing a range of opinion pieces, this article accompanied the ten year anniversary of industry publication Australian Creative. Has much changed, is the future Andrew’s future? You be the judge…




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Is it about the feature film, or the title design/er ?

Is it about the feature film, or the title design/er ?

Let’s travel into a new space for 90 or so minutes. A transcript of Studio Pip and Co’s response to Title Sequence as part of the 2011 State of Design Festival



A drawing of Karel, to celebrate his visit

A drawing of Karel, to celebrate his visit

A drawing from wonderful talk by Karel, go see at Monash …



Spot the difference, past vs present, symbols vs signs

Spot the difference, past vs present, symbols vs signs

Can you judge a country’s culture from their official symbols, their coat of arms, flags and seals? We have dug about the internet and compared renderings of the past and present, and if you will, play spot the difference …



When what you write and what is written truly matters

When what you write and what is written truly matters

In a few hours the tropical eastern coast of Australia will be hit by a category 5 cyclone – cyclone Yasi. The use of language which is being used at this time could not be more urgent, explicit, and foreboding. Our thoughts are with the people and communities in North Queensland.



An inspiration discussion with Andrew

An inspiration discussion with Andrew

An interview exploring inspiration with Andrew Ashton conducted by Lucy Glade-Wright in 2005, which may be of assistance for students and people interested in design thinking




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A forgotten type tool well worth finding again

A forgotten type tool well worth finding again

Where did all the type gauges and maybe the type craft go in the last 20 years?



A green space in NYC takes the high ground

A green space in NYC takes the high ground

The High Line is a privately funded 2.33 km New York City park built on a section of the former elevated freight railroad spur called the West Side Line. The abandoned West Slide Line which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan, has been redesigned and transformed as a thriving aerial green way.



Dumbo Feather has been passed on

Dumbo Feather has been passed on

The legendary Dumbo Feather magazine has a second chance to get it right again, with a future somewhere between Sydney and Melbourne



Circus, circus, circus, it’s one design circus

Circus, circus, circus, it’s one design circus

These crummy iPhone images do little justice to these circus posters, which happen to share Andrew’s name sake… grrr.



A design conservation with Bruce Weatherhead

A design conservation with Bruce Weatherhead

Before Bruce passed earlier this year, AGDA Victoria managed to catch up with Bruce for his take on the designer’s life …




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Some where by the sea near Port Fairy

Some where by the sea near Port Fairy

Dramatic vistas reveal themselves in Port Fairy when six metre seas, big skies and people meet



What was that San Francisco quote by Mark Twain again?

What was that San Francisco quote by Mark Twain again?

San Francisco Bay attracts all seasons and sites in one day…



At the edge of San Francisco Bay

At the edge of San Francisco Bay

During Andrew’s visit to San Francisco there was an opportunity to explore spots off the tourist trail like Sausalito’s floating precincts



Selections of Australian influences and references found in 2010…

Selections of Australian influences and references found in 2010…

Join us for in our ongoing odyessy of understanding Australian creativity…



Marco’s got a business card for us all to enjoy…

Marco’s got a business card for us all to enjoy…

Hey Marco they say in life nothing comes for free, also the best stories often come with bending the truth and having a laugh… Thanks for sending us your new card we miss you…




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Circus, circus, circus, it’s one design circus

Circus, circus, circus, it’s one design circus

These crummy iPhone images do little justice to these circus posters, which happen to share Andrew’s name sake… grrr.



A recipe for a sweet breakfast time

A recipe for a sweet breakfast time

We were asked to write a simple recipe, Andrew prepared a little treat for those who love stone fruit. Bring your passports people, we are on a trip to flavour town …



Do that dance – a vibrant Australian Post Punk music story

Do that dance – a vibrant Australian Post Punk music story

Ears and imaginations wanted Sydney and Melbourne’s vital Post Punk music scene explored – music had died and something had to rise…



Alot can happen in a few decades

Alot can happen in a few decades

The remarkable thing that often accompanies a music video clip is not the music.



It takes every kind of people to make the world go round

It takes every kind of people to make the world go round

Studio hero Robert Palmer sings in the sort vibe we want to start the week with…




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