— Design gigs

48 is at a crossroad of sorts in 2010


The studio has been working on 2010 forty-eight for AGDA, scheduled for the 2010’s State of Design, we excited to bring together nine artists, designers and image makers (in alphabetical order) and let fate and their stories, work and ideas dictate the rest.

Laura Cornhill, Studio Binocular – designers/image makers
Di Elderton, Argonaut studio – designers/image makers
Dominic Forde, Famous Visual Services – designers/image makers
Raafat Ishak – artist
Darren Henderson, dirtygood – designers/image makers
Aaron Moodie – The People collective – designers/image makers
Pete Salmon, Salmon Design – designers/image makers
Tim Kentley, XYZ Studios – Picture Maker

Forty-eight (is at a cross road)
6.30 to 8.15pm
26 July 2010
Swanston Street, Melbourne

There will be drinks afterwards

For ticket details contact
vic (at) agda (dot) com (dot) au

The theme loosely explores…

In 2010 we are asking speakers to respond to the idea of being at a crossroads, a significant moment, encounter or situation that brought about a change in direction or a clarification. Your crossroads could be a project, person or process that changed the way you work, the output you make. Throughout history many movements, outcomes and ideas have come about from a punctuated moment of inspiration or insight. Tell us about a moment that you know.

Book early as tickets are limited!

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Visual Sociology of Architects project at extra/ordinary 2010




Nice shirt design

Nice shirt design

The big boy, sorry Andy. xxx T.H.

The big boy, sorry Andy. xxx T.H.

As part of the recent ‘Extra/Ordinary’ conference, the 2010 national conference of the Australian Institute of Architects, in Sydney, a conference action project initiated by Naomi Stead, Sandra Kaji-O’Grady, and Kate Sweetapple, had photographer Nick Bassett documented a cross section of architects, and designers.

The project set out to collect an archive of documentary-style photographic images of participants at the conference. Drawing upon objectivist serial art practices established in the 1960s, the project proposes a visual sociology of architects, observing visual traits, patterns and distinctions, towards a visual sociology of architectural culture at this particular historic moment.

The question remains do these people look like designers? Be it architects, interiors, planner, graphics.

321 images / people were documented during the conference between 23 to 24 Apr 2010.

Visit the project here

For enquiries email n.stead [at] uq.edu.au.

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Mariscal is coming to town in April for agIdeas 2010




Spanish designer and live wire Javier Mariscal is coming to Melbourne for the 2010 agIdeas line up. The studio has put together a simple print piece to celebrate Mariscal’s visit.

Mariscal sent us some photos and characters he has developed over the years and we mashed them together. Printed by Bambra Press on Optix Tula Pink with dashes of magenta and yellow process, this DL invite to A3 poster will be hitting the post on Monday…Thanks to Bambra, Australian Paper and Spicers/Paperpoint for your help

Some clips of Mariscal (scrub to 1.02)

In conference Roma

Mariscal folly

Come along and experience a little bit of Spain, Brazil and a dash of Les too:

Mariscal at agIdeas, includes Rico Lins (Brazil) and the Les Mason tribute

Hamer Hall, the Arts Centre
Wednesday 28 April 2009, Time : 7 pm to 8.30pm
$50 members / $35 student members

Join us for the inaugural ‘Long Lunch’ with special guest Mariscal and friends

The Courthouse Hotel
86 to 90 Errol Street (corner Errol & Queensbury Streets)
North Melbourne 3051
Friday 30 April 2010,  Time : lunch from 12 noon
$150 including two course lunch, wine and bonus ticket to the agIdeas talk

Call 1300 043 310

Visit estudio mariscal here

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Day 01: South Yarra Sell Out by Studio Pip and Co



Studio Pip and Co has commenced a “pop up” project for six months in the retail precinct at South Yarra’s new landmark, Seven Yarra – comprising 78 residences on its upper levels and the 72 apartments of the Punt Hill Apartment Hotel.

We are swapping the confines of our out-of-the-way studio space to a shopfront. The space is a working design project, starting with the store’s window lettering, the studio will bring to life the design process and the making of products. In 24 weeks a working studio, gallery, retail space, and a sponsor drop in zone promises to come and go.

During this time a new website will be launched where design meets culture, work for clients developed, design wares sold, along with a little rattle and hum.

Existing clients, past clients and new clients, along with curious people and window shoppers are most welcome. Let’s see what happens when you cross a boutique design studio with a retail experience with a dash of public interaction.

We have develop a range of designer rebels to help celebrate our leap into the unknown – Nine Design Lives, Bloody Mindedness, Scary Ideas, Alien Concept and Tough-as metal type, to assist with spreading the word. Let us know your favourite rebel to help us with developing a limited edition – South Yarra Sell Out poster and tea towel.

We are moving in early April 2010

Shop 3/ 7 Yarra Place, South Yarra, Victoria 3121
Email – soldout (at) peoplethings.com
24 weeks commencing 25 March to September 2010
We will be retailing – greeting cards, publications, tea towels, badges

Thanks again to Seven Yarra for supporting this project.

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Design Reporter wants your eyes and minds


A herculean effort over the last ten days has seen the amassing of ideas, reviews, notions in and around design, its folly and the 2009 State of Design Festival. In the form of a 20 page newsprint publication – Design Reporter by Ray Edgar, Stuart Geddes, Penny Modra, and Jeremy Wortsman was launched at Iron Designer on Friday evening, just in time for the closing of the 2009 State of Design Festival.

Andrew contributed a piece of the Elwood type tour conducted as part of AGDA’s Back to Basic series, and an illustrated satire of latest logo bashing by the media and the public of the City of Melbourne’s big M by Landor titled – OMG! Wtf?.

The publication is as fresh as they get. There was not time for pushing shapes on white rectangles for weeks, mincing over picture crops, or fussing with type treatments. Greta, the typeface that is, gets a real workout, and the front cover (that doubles as an index) ironically depicts the madness of the last few days of emails, articles, rewrites, pictures, edits and final drafts. Amazing effort guys.

Pick up you copy at The Narrows, Metropolis Books, Lamington Drive and Greville Books – it’s free.

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