Lifelong & Lifewide, a book of stories and photographs designed by the studio has been launched today at Adult Learning Australia. The stories are personal reflections about the difference learning has made to each person as they make their way through life.
EIS launches new website
Melbourne based company Ethical Investment Services have launched their new brand and website today. DWD created a design which aims to express the confidence and trust in the way that the company interprets the ethical filter, supporting companies that take environmental and social issues into account. ethicalinvestments.com.au
The studio has moved
After 16 years in the Richmond based Dover Street warehouse, the studio has moved to the Meat Market in North Melbourne. Part of the Arts House complex run by the City of Melbourne, the Meat Market houses a numbers of writers, artists, architects and arts organisations as well regular theatre and arts based performances in its theatre spaces downstairs. An exciting change on the opposite side of town with not quite so many coffee shops to explore – however the ‘backyard’ has had a visiting foodie called fancy hanks cooking Texan ribs and other hefty meat dishes on weekends.
On Edge / Edmund Pearce
Dianna’s photographic exhibition of Melbourne’s urban edge opens Wednesday 5 September, at Edmund Pearce
5 – 22 September
Level 2, Nicholas Building
37 Swanston Street (corner Flinders Lane)
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 11-5
The March issue of Desktop magazine has a retrospect article called Artifacts. Eight Australian graphic designers were invited to choose a piece of design that inspires them and perhaps influenced the design journey taken thus far. I chose a screen-printed poster titled Empty Kids designed by Marie McMahon at Redback Graphix in 1987. A truly magnificent piece of design, the poster is part of the National Gallery of Australia collection and can be viewed here.
Te Wao Nui is open
Te Wao Nui is a unique and immersive experience of New Zealand’s animals, plants and culture – at the Auckland Zoo. A hierarchy of signs and a style guide was created for placemaking, entry, interpretive and directional signage.
In collaboration with designers from Motherworks and Hatchling Studio, DWD was commissioned to design a graphic style and interpretive signage system, carefully integrated Maori artwork commissioned for the precinct. Photography: Ponch Hawkes
For more infomation look here.
Design Victoria case study published
In 2010, DWD was chosen to take part in Design Victoria’s Business Immersions program. Design Victoria provides funding and facilitation support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to assist in the engagement of professional design services for a business development project. DWD worked with Green Smoothie Revolution on an image brand and marketing products to launch a new food-based drink targeted at health-conscious consumers.
The Design Victoria case study can be read here.
The Endless Garment, RMIT Gallery
Dianna & Su-Ann at the opening night of THE ENDLESS GARMENT: 12 February – 21 March at RMIT Gallery. A wonderful exhibition showcasing the new craft of machine knitting: changing the way fashion is designed and made – 10 international and Australian designers. The catalogue we designed will be launched at the 2010 L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. Photograph thanks to Mark Ashkanasy. http://www.rmit.edu.au/rmitgallery
AGDA Australian Poster Annual
I was invited to be a judge for the Australian Poster Annual which was exhibited during the State of Design Festival in July. The three judges, Associate Professor John Bassani from Swinburne, Marcus Westbury (broadcaster and writer) and myself compiled a list of 30 posters each for the exhibition, we all came up with very different lists, hence a number of my favourite posters, including Now is tomorrow did not make the grade. To view the exhibited posters go to http://posterannual.agda.com.au/
Dianna's Judges Choice, AGDA Awards 2008
It was an honour to be chosen as a judge for the recent AGDA National Awards, held bi-annually the Australian Graphic Design Awards are an industry highlight. My judges choice was The World in Words a campaign for The Sydney Writers' Festival 2008 designed by Saatchi Design.
I loved this piece – its unpretentious, evocative art direction and straightforward black and white photography. A beautiful and simple idea about memory, text and place. The juxtaposition of spectacular and suburban Sydney landmarks with well-travelled paperbacks was clever and striking, strongly branding the festival’s position in the international writers’ circuit.
To view all the results go to http://awards.agda.com.au/9th-agda-national-biennial-awards-2008/results