Last Sunday saw the first ever ‘Chromacon‘ — Auckland’s newest Illustration & Comic Arts Festival. It’s a grassroots effort to showcase original New Zealand art and promote self-published work. With more than 70 stands full of amazing talent, it has to … More »
We are looking forward to hearing Kelly Thompson speak at Semi-Permanent this month. She was born in Rotorua and lived in Wellington for ten years before moving to Melbourne. Kelly is known for her attention to detail and her feminine, alluring illustration, … More »
Last night Yoobee School of Design in Auckland hosted the Behance portfolio review, a chance for students and graduates to connect and get feedback on their creative work. These events happen in cities around the world throughout the week. With over … More »
The 5th Auckland Triennial opened last week at nine venues across Auckland. With the Auckland Art Gallery as its home base, the Triennial offers three months of contemporary art, talks and performances (and with free entry for the … More »
Askew’s graffiti work is part of our urban landscape. The diverse self-taught artist’s work also involves graphic design, illustration, photography, publishing, music and moving image. His tireless dedication to his craft will make for an inspiring talk at Semi-Permanent this … More »
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.
Paulus M. Dreibholz, typographer and designer. Typographic experiments.
Often, when you receive a new project and you commit to the process of creation, your energy levels and enthusiasm are high, your ideas are plentiful and your excitement palpable. At other times, … More »
One of the typography greats, Joseph Churchward, sadly passed away late last week.
Born in Samoa in 1932, Joseph moved to New Zealand in 1946, aged 13. After a brief encounter with Auckland, made his home in Wellington, where he studied … More »