Craig Redman

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By Andy in New Illustration on Tuesday 19 October 2010

An Australian-born artist living and working in New York City, Craig Redman creates colourful and bold artwork across mediums including illustration, painting, sculpture, typography, pattern and editorial design.

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The Federation Annual

Andy Reader Find

By Andy in New Products on Tuesday 13 July 2010

The Aussie Design Federation is calling for submissions for their first, The Federation Annual.

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Queen B Florence Rolled Candles

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Products on Thursday 25 March 2010

The Florence range of rolled candles by Queen B is said to be inspired by the intricacy and detail of European design with a distinctly Australian flavour. The result of this clever combination is a lovely candle featuring meticulously convoluted scrolls and swirls within each leaf; which make an eye-catching addition to any home.

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Luke Lucas

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in New Design on Wednesday 3 March 2010

Some fun illustrative typography from Australian-based creative designer Luke Lucas. Check out more Australian design at our sister website, The Colour

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Hand-made in Melbourne with in.cube8r

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By Xavier Toby in Cool Travel on Monday 4 May 2009

There’s a shop on Smith Street in Melbourne where all young designers go to live. In.cube8r supports all things craft and handmade in Melbourne, running like a long-term market, with the gallery divided into different areas that the artists lease for a tiny cost. There are more than 75 of Melbourne’s top crafters on show […]

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Belinda Chen

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By Zolton in New Design on Wednesday 10 December 2008

Belinda Chen will be graduating with an honours in Communication Design from Melbourne’s RMIT this year. Her vibrant design work takes its inspirations from ‘light reflections, design with interaction, sounds, Murakami, going on adventures and people’.

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Matt Weston jewellery

This Island Life Contributor

By This Island Life in New Products on Monday 8 December 2008

The bling era has been and gone, and in its wake is jewellery that’s designed to express individual style, not bank balances. Among this new wave of designers is Sydney-based Matt Weston. His pieces have been making it into sought after magazines and advertisements for years. But it’s his latest collection that really got our […]

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Illumination Ink

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By Zac in New Design on Friday 28 November 2008

Newcastle is now my home town and I’m enjoying meeting some of the interesting people living here. Working under the name of Illumination Ink, Heath Killen has a strong and refined style. His diverse portfolio includes everything from album art to corporate IDs and typography. In addition to his commercial work at Illumination Ink, he’s recently been producing a series of surreal Australian landscapes, some of which are on display at Flickr.

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Kara Smith’s vintage-ness

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Fashion on Tuesday 14 October 2008

Pioneering Australian designer Kara Smith can definitely give Urban Originals a run for their money. She creates the most innovative handbags for those that truly want to stand out. Detailed with lovely pockets and vintage buttons, Smith’s retro inspired designs literally transform original vintage fabrics into ‘one-off’ clutches, handbags, totes and accessories. I’m in love […]

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Arnsdorf

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By This Island Life in New Fashion on Monday 1 September 2008

Picture this. It’s the 1970s, and you’re a lady of leisure in a glamorous European city. If you’re like us, you’re already trying to picture what you’d be wearing. So it’s just as well Melbourne label Arnsdorf has our look covered.

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Jane Abma

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Thursday 31 July 2008

Sydney-based illustrator and designer, Jane Abma, has recently set up her own design studio — 1000 Words — and is keeping herself busy with a variety of interesting projects. I caught up with her to chat about her studio and her work routine: What time of day do you feel the most creative? ‘It totally depends on the amount of Zs I get, but usually first thing in the morning or quite late at night. Most of my ideas come about when I’m lying in bed trying to get to sleep’.

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Josh Brown’s collages

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By Casper Johansson in New Design on Friday 30 May 2008

Says Australian designer Josh Brown on his beautiful collage work: ‘A lot of my inspiration comes from artists like Kill Pixie, Alex Trochet, Damn Sea Legs, and Jonathon Zawada. I have recently started creating a collection of portraits using pencil. I am intrigued to branch out and use a range of different media in the near future. But for now I am loving the pencil look!’

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The White Book’s fashion exhibition

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By Zolton in New Events on Tuesday 1 April 2008

The White Book will be staging their first fashion exhibition during Australian Fashion Week.

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10c Mix gift cards

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By Casper Johansson in New Products on Saturday 9 February 2008

This collection of gift cards features five unique illustrations, each of which has been inspired by the stories and activities of childhood.

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Interview with Deanne Cheuk

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Saturday 29 September 2007

Until recently, Australian-born, New York based designer and illustrator Deanne Cheuk was the creative force behind the stunning and progressive visuals in art and culture magazine Tokion. We spoke to her recently about her eclectic work schedule.

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