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The Family Hour: written and illustrated by Tai Snaith

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By Jessie Tucker in New Illustration on Wednesday 27 June 2012

Just released, The Family Hour is written and illustrated by prolific Melbourne artist, Tai Snaith. Using beautiful watercolour, pencil and gouache illustrations, Snaith has created modern mixed families of native Australian animals and sprinkled the pages with hidden clocks for the kids and design icons for the grown ups. The Gouldian Finch family have Marimekko-esque cushions in their nest and the Kangaroo mother shops for familiar labels in the supermarket.

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Cool Entrepreneurs: profiling creative people worldwide

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By Jessie Tucker in Cool Websites on Wednesday 2 May 2012

If you need some inspiration to take control of your life and do something with those dreams of yours, check out this website. Using photo essays from behind the scenes and occasional short interviews, Cool Entrepreneurs profiles creative folk from all over the world who have made a meaningful and fulfilling career for themselves.

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Kate Tucker’s portrait of Missy Higgins for the Archibald Prize

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By Jessie Tucker in New Art on Wednesday 2 May 2012

This beautiful portrait, painted by my sister, was selected as a finalist in Australia’s prestigious annual art award, The Archibald Prize. Kate Tucker also painted the cover art for Australian songwriter Missy Higgins’ third album, The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle, with design by We Buy Your Kids.The film clip for the single, Unashamed Desire [watch below], contains a sprinkling of colour, inspired by Kate’s paintings.

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Video for new Ponyface song made from 8,000 drawings

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By Jessie Tucker in New Music on Tuesday 1 May 2012

Ponyface take a guitar/bass/drums line-up, embellish and distort it with various instruments and effects, and then sweeten it with the rich, warm tones of Simon Bailey’s vocals. Their music would make the perfect soundtrack to a road trip in a sexy old car. I love the stop motion clip for their song Devil, which uses […]

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Limited edition macramé sculptures

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By Jessie Tucker in New Art on Tuesday 1 May 2012

Macramé is my latest crafty obsession. I was originally attracted to it for its borderline wrongness and 70s nostalgia. But with some pop colour palettes, some handmade beads, and some thinking outside the dusty jute square, macramé has been reborn. I have made limited edition pieces under my label Jumble for Edition X, a spunky online limited edition gift and affordable art store.

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TextaQueen’s felt tip movie poster portraits

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By Jessie Tucker in New Design on Tuesday 1 May 2012

TextaQueen (TQ) takes felt tip markers to a whole new level. They are used to create larger than life portraits full of detail and complexity. TQ’s series of movie posters titled We Don’t Need Another Hero, references a pop cultural format, using humour to comment seriously on the effects of colonialism on Indigenous and other people of colour.

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