When I embarked on this post for NZ Music Month, I posed the question to various musicophiles (?) “What is your favourite NZ album cover and why?”. I was amazed by the depth and detail of the majority of replies I got, which perhaps reflects the passion the respondents have for their music collections.
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I don’t need to remind you Christmas is only 11 days away, do I?
So I thought I’d round up a few suitable presents for designers… whether you want to leave this post open for loved one to see, or whether you need to buy a secret santa gift for someone in the office… here goes.
The graduates from the Digital Media (Advanced) course at Yoobee School of Design (the new name for Natcoll) have been showing their work this week at the BizDojo Co.Space, 155b K Rd, Auckland.
Considering this is only a 35-week course, the … More »
Crowdfunding seems to have had a lot of publicity lately, with PledgeMe reaching its own goal of $500,000 in funding and The Arts Foundation’s launch and imminent release of Boosted. I have talked to two New Zealanders who have had a go at this method of raising money.
In the early days of the web, designs needed to fit onto 640 x 480 pixel monitors (who remembers that? Ugh). A few years later and the average monitor had grown in size to 800 x 600, then to 1024 x 768, and so it goes on. Except it doesn’t. With the increasing ubiquity of smartphones, tablets, netbooks and cheap, widescreen, overgrown desktop monitors, designing websites has become a whole lot more complicated.
When I discovered I would be in the UK at the same time the second Ampersand Conference was happening, I booked straight away. Subtitled “the web typography conference”, I thought the subject was probably too niche to warrant a full conference in little old NZ, but I was keen to meet some other web/type nerds and to see how an international design conference compares to ones I have been to at home.