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Aaron Craig

Aaron is an Australian graphic designer with a background in fine art and photography. Based on the Sunshine Coast, he runs a small design studio, Handball Friendly.

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The Little Veggie Patch Co.

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By Aaron Craig in New Eco on Wednesday 28 March 2012

These chaps have a passion to see people live a greener lifestyle by growing their own vegetables, and so they specialise in installation and maintenance of chemical-free vegetable gardens. They also have a book to assist and inspire the potential DIY home gardener, along with selling a range of seasonal heirloom vegetable seeds, so you […]

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Vintage matchbox label collection

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By Aaron Craig in New Design on Wednesday 28 March 2012

Check out this truly inspiring collection of vintage matchbox labels from around the world categorised into countries. It really is just beautiful.

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Mindbending video of the Wrecking Crew Orchestra in action

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By Aaron Craig in Video on Wednesday 28 March 2012

This video isn’t exactly new, but it definitely deserves a bit of a bump. Japanese dance group Wrecking Crew Orchestra bust some beautifully choreographed Tron-inspired moves. If you haven’t already seen it, you are missing out.

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Astronaut Design: brilliant work out of Kazakhstan

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By Aaron Craig in New Design on Wednesday 7 March 2012

Astronaut Design is a guy named Slava Kirilenko from Kazakhstan. Every project in his portfolio is solid. His work ranges from minimalist photography and distinctive branding, to typography design and infographics. His modern, minimalist style is eye-catching and a real treat to peruse when searching for some much needed inspiration. Bookmarked.

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WORDS: a beautiful and inspiring video by Everynone

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By Aaron Craig in Video on Wednesday 7 March 2012

Yet another beautiful and inspiring video from the geniuses at Everynone. With gorgeously filmed snippets displaying smart use of word association, don’t be surprised if you feel inclined to look up more of their work.

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Ache Erre: slick branding job by Rod Castro

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By Aaron Craig in New Design on Friday 2 March 2012

A minimal and professional branding job by student Rod Castro. The identity for an up and coming architecture firm has a sophisticated personality and aims to reflect their knowledge in the creative world. Tidy work. 

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Jonathan Faust’s visual identity design for Earl/Grey

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By Aaron Craig in New Design on Thursday 1 March 2012

This visual identity for fictive company, Earl/Grey, by Denmark-based student Jonathan Faust is just beautiful. The concept behind it was to give Earl Grey tea a helping hand in becoming popular again. I have to say that if I saw this on the shelf of my local tea shop I’d have to have a crack at it.

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Clever restaurant branding job by Design Ranch

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By Aaron Craig in New Design on Thursday 1 March 2012

The restaurant concept was ‘fast-fresh, organic, chef-inspired street food that’s still affordable’. Through use of playful, fun language, along with fresh design, they certainly achieved their goal.

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The Boneyard Project: turning old planes into art

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By Aaron Craig in New Art on Thursday 23 February 2012

It’s always great to see used objects get a second life. It’s even better when that second life involves them being transformed into a giant canvas for talented artists to go to town on. Enter The Boneyard Project, a rad project salvaging old wrecks of aeroplanes and letting artists breath new life into their dusty shells.

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El Guincho: Bombay

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By Aaron Craig in New Music on Thursday 23 February 2012

This is easily the best music video I have come across. Comprised of over-sexualised women, implied violence, and strange clips that seem to be taken from early 80s Latino TV shows, it is a visual orgy. Not to mention the killer tune that it accompanies. In the words of El Guincho: ‘The ship will take […]

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Cool branding work for Boston restaurant

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By Aaron Craig in New Design on Thursday 23 February 2012

When I stumbled across Richard Arthur Stewart’s branding job for The Lower Depths taproom and restaurant in Boston, I couldn’t stop admiring it.

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Symmetry by Everynone

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By Aaron Craig in Video on Thursday 23 February 2012

Symmetry is an inspiring look at balance in our everyday lives. Created by film-making team, Everynone, they really know how to capture the absolutely beautiful in the everyday mundane.

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Australian fashion label Malade Apparel

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By Aaron Craig in New Fashion on Wednesday 22 February 2012

I got to know a few of the Malade crew back when I was studying Design at the University of Newcastle, Australia. They are an emerging clothing label who’s talented members have backgrounds in art, design and photography. Having a bunch of guys in the group has given them a diverse palette but from my […]

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Sublime poster design by Aesthetic Apparatus

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By Aaron Craig in New Design on Wednesday 22 February 2012

When I first stumbled across these guys’ posters a few years back, I was instantly blown away. Their one of a kind style is unlike the majority of other poster art out there. Their collage style proves that strict boundaries don’t need to be adhered to in order to produce consistent, quality work. Quoted from their own bio: ‘They will break your heart and drink your blood’.

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David Bazan: I Never Wanted You (DVD bonus clip)

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By Aaron Craig in New Music on Wednesday 22 February 2012

I’ve been a huge fan of David Bazan’s music ever since a friend loaned me Pedro The Lion’s Whole EP back in 1998. Renowned for his raw and sincere songwriting, he has released a heap of quality music by his indie-rock bands’ Pedro The Lion, Headphones, and more recent solo project, David Bazan. His second […]

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