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DOSS BLOCKOS

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Big Dog Creative has been formally recognised as a world-leader in packaging design! Tucked in the collar of our Australian-based agency is now a Silver Pentaward for the package design of Doss Blockos, a New York inspired pale lager. The Pentawards is the first and only worldwide competition exclusively devoted to packaging design in all [...]

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MBFWA: RAFFLES FASHION SHOW

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Every year at MBFWA the design school RAFFLES, treats the fashion crowd to a showcase of their finest talent. This year was no exception as Winson Tan, Crystal Tsoi, Ayaka Ichikawa and Gabriel Lee sent down the runway some exceptional pieces that showed up even some of the other designers who had shown earlier on [...]

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WHAT THE …

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Have your lunch cut no more, with these anti-theft lunch bags from THE, a kooky design duo made up of graphic designer Mihoko Ouchi and mechanical and aerospace engineer, Sherwood Forlee. Forlee and Ouchi assure us we won’t find any fanciful themes or philosophies underlying their body of work because they have such short attention-spans, [...]

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BEARD HEAD

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Beards have totally taken over the universe. There are a few things to consider when judging the bush on the end of a man’s face: the shape, the volume, the length and of course, the colour. Dudes all around the world, young & old are embracing the facial pube phenomenon – and babes are digging [...]

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ABOVE & BEYOND

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Melbourne-based filmmakers Jessie Oldfield and Adam Murfet have had a phenomenal response to date for their second fashion film produced for label above, including being selected by L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival for its No Home screening and Portable for inclusion in its Fashion On Film Festival held in New York City. Directing duo Jessie Oldfield [...]

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HEADISM

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Headismis a collaborative project and exhibition with artist Philip Levine, body artist Kat Sinclair and photographer Daniel Regan. London-born Philip started using his head as a canvas in 2006 when he began to go bald. He did not want to conform to shaving his head like everyone else, so started using it as an art [...]

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PLANESNEEKERS

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Have you met Stuart Burnett? If not, you really should. Boutique designers like Stu are at the forefront of the Melbourne fashion scene. Quitting his corporate fashion job to claim his own in the already crowded Australian boutique designer scene, Stu is forging out a name for himself in the world of denim. I had [...]

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TURNING JAPANESE

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All too familiar with shit ‘Made in Japan’, Aussies just inhaled a whole new side of the culture’s produce. Through the pipeline pointed Down Under recently emerged ‘Big in Japan!’ the avant-garde show designed to surface Japan’s dangerously talented underground while pushing summertime’s ultimate accomplice to fresh lime – Kirin. In what was the biggest [...]

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TETTMANN & DOUST

| Art | Factory | Show

Tettmann and Doust collaborated with the celebrated projectionist, Yandell Walton, for their first ever solo runway show at 1000 Pound Bend, as part of the 2012 Loreal Fashion Festival. The evening took on the theme of Aves Insecta, which focuses on the designer’s interest with the scientific study of birds and insects. Models walked alongside large-scale [...]

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POP – UP

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The thought of opening up one’s own retail shop of wares in this time of financial decline seems more than just a formidable task- it seems more like a distant ill-fated dream. Still, the dream lives on for some who have taken the ideal and tweaked it into retail’s new trend of concept “pop-up” stores. [...]

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QANTM DESIGN AWARDS

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The QANTM Create Design Awards is now in its seventh year of celebrating the exceptional talents that hail from Australia’s world-class creative industry. On September 22, the 2011 winners will be announced at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne at an exclusive red carpet event for over six-hundred attendees. This epic showcase is supported by Niche Media, [...]

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GUY HOHMANN

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‘My relationship with objects is a fraught one, as around them I am almost always distracted.  Take carpet for instance. We commonly lay this form of cloth at our feet and after a lifetime of daily engagement with this quotidian object, as a designer I now begin to reconsider the role of carpet in my life.’ Playing with cardboard is [...]