It has been another modest start to the year, and even though the Australian economy is running well as compared to other economies – the world of graphic design has been lack lustre. Many potential projects seem to be in a state of limbo, as many clients make sense of a nervous and risk averse market.
We are working on a raft of smaller projects, which chew up much of our head space, in between we have reviewed, drafted, scraped and redrafted a range of promotional outcomes, that present an interesting message while avoiding being too internally focused, or self indulgent.
A comprehensive yet prudent set of booklets had been developed that explores our graphic identity (brand) work and image design output. The booklets are being printed offset rather than in newsprint allowing for clean and highly detailed reproduction.
For clients, potential and new, interested in being in the first round of dispatch, please send Andrew an email for your copy to ideas (at) peoplethings (dot) comNo comments
Established in 2006 Eye Saw invites designers to respond to a theme in the poster format. Eye Saw is overseen by Mark Gowing Design – it is an invitational poster exhibition held in Omnibus Lane, Ultimo, Sydney.
This year the studio was honored to be invited to produce a poster for Eye Saw. The brief invited participants to consider the theme humanity/equity.
Posters design is an individual process and it is difficult to develop a poster image that speaks of the idea, means something to its designer and connects with an audience. We thought of humanity/equity in terms of grooming compassion, nurturing our hearts. Everyone knows that to care for a plant you have to think to water it regularly for it to grow, so we twisted this metaphor and invited viewers to nurture their hearts.
The poster was cost effectively produced as four A0 black and white plan prints with fine streams of fine silver light plastic streamers flowing from the watering can’s spout.
Thanks to Simeon from Anagram in Sydney for installing our poster. A big thank you goes out to our friends at Melbourne studio Hofstede Design for pitching in on the day, while installing their work in Sydney, and helping Simeon with our installation. We are very fortunate and privileged to have peers like Simeon King, Wendy Ellerton, Dom Hofstede, Paul Garbett and Mark Gowing who share their ideas and pitch in from time-to-time – even from great distances.
Eye Saw 2009
Humanity / Equity
Omnibus Lane, Ultimo, Sydney
9 to 16 August 2009
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Andrew Hogg of Andrew Hogg Design sent these images of Cockatoo Island in Sydney during the Biennale of Sydney 2008.
As the host city of one of Australia‘s most exciting festivals, the Biennale of Sydney positions Sydney as a centre for contemporary art in the region. The 16th Biennale of Sydney runs from 18 June to 7 September 2008 at venues and sites throughout Sydney, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Cockatoo Island. This is Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev‘s (Artistic Director of Biennale) last Biennale which explores the theme Revolutions — forms that turn.
From the Biennale‘s site
Artists whose practice emerged in the 1960s and 1970s will prepare new works for exhibition alongside seminal artworks by early twentieth century revolutionary artists such as Aleksandr Rodchenko and Kasimir Malevich. The exhibition will also feature major new projects by William Kentridge and Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, as well as new works by younger artists such as Qiu Anxiong, Gerard Byrne, Pierre Huyghe, Renata Lucas, Susan Philipsz and Michael Rakowitz. This edition of the Biennale of Sydney will also include more works by Australian artists than any previous one, including Vernon Ah Kee, Destiny Deacon, Simryn Gill, Shaun Gladwell, Rosemary Laing, Tracey Moffatt, TV Moore, Mike Parr, Stuart Ringholt, Julie Rrap and theweathergroup_U.
Cockatoo Island is the largest island in Sydney Harbour and a curious urban park. Formerly a prison and shipyard, the island is a time machine — it‘s unique prison buildings have been nominated for World Heritage listing, its ship yard infrastructure stand as ghost like remains to our working past. A free Ferry runs on the hour from 9.45pm to 4.45, the last service departs at 5.15pm.