Monday Links

I’ve been having some problems with my home internet connection, so haven’t posted for a while – all fixed now, so here are some links to some great articles to cheer up a pretty grey and dismal day in my hometown!.

I’ve set up a pinterest gallery covering South Australian graphic design which I am slowly filling. If you’ve got work that you would like me to include, please drop me a line! In the meantime, have a look at some of the fantastic work I have gathered so far.

One of the best observations on graphic design that I have read in a long time. Ten Things I Have Learned is part of a talk by Milton Glaser for the AIGA in London

Michael Johnson asks ‘Are Flexible Identity Systems All Played Out?’ in this interesting article on the Creative Review blog.

It’s always great to see a new local printed (free!) publication around town. CItymag is a new endeavour by the folks who brought you Collect Magazine and covers stories on living within the Adelaide square mile. As you would expect it’s nicely designed to boot!

Speaking of local printed publications, the new Adelaide Magazine is out this Thursday July 25th, and is our special SALA event issue (the whole issue is an official SALA venue). Lots of arts related content (obviously) in this edition. Look for it in The Advertiser!

Two of my favourite Australian designers Heath Killen and Mark Gowing are joining forces to kick design in the teeth with their awesomeness! Heath has just come off of an incredible year-long stint editing Desktop Magazine and I wish them the best, and look forward to seeing the results of their new endeavour!

Local design firm Voice have once again received a gong from the New York Type Directors Club annual awards for their design of the ETSA Utilities Annual Report, well done guys.

On a similar note, wine labels for Schild Estate by Black Squid have won a prestigious double gold at the San Francisco Label Design Awards.

If you’re not reading Art Chantry’s regular articles on his Facebook page, you are really missing out on some very interesting writing covering the often forgotten and dusty corners of graphic design.

Analogoue/Digital Creative Conference is heading into Adelaide on October 18th. Some great speakers including Adelaide’s own Matthew Remphrey, Alter’s Jonathan Wallace (who was interviewed a few years ago on this site) and the crew from Motherbird. Really looking forward to it.

Anything else happening, feel free to let me know!