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How graphic design saved NZ from COVID-19

12/05/2021

The NZ COVID-19 communications logo is nothing flash. It did not need to be. Just a simple logo with support elements deployed at speed. Read how organic graphic design beat a modern virus. In 2020, New Zealand was one on the most desirable places to be after it ‘crushed the…

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Make Macintosh HD – Data files available on desktop

05/01/2021

Updated your Mac OS and want to put your HD root files back in a desktop folder? Here’s your solution. With 30 Years of Mac OS daily usage under my belt, I upgraded my desktop iMac from macOS Mojave to macOS Big Sur recently – and reluctantly. I was very…

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The Arab of the Future

19/01/2020

A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978–1992 The Arab of the Future is a touching memoir by talented illustrator and storyteller Riad Sattouf. Published in 2015 by Two Roads and presented over 4 volumes in graphic novel format, The Arab of the Future is an unforgettable story of Riad’s extraordinary…

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Permanent Record by Edward Snowden

26/09/2019

First published 2019 by Metroplitan Books I have just finished reading Permanent Record by Edward Snowden. Wow. Written with wit, grace, passion and unflinching candour, Mr Snowden has written a crucial memoir for our digital age. In this book, Snowden reveals how he helped build a mass surveillance system and…

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Amiga: a Visual Commpendium

31/08/2019

Launched in 1985, the Amiga ushered in a new age of home computing. With its powerful 16-bit Motorola CPU and custom graphics and audio chipsets, it was an instant hit among gamers looking to move on from the eight-bit systems, as well as artists and musicians moving into the digital…

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Triennial exhibition Melbourne

08/03/2018

Triennial is a stunning exhibition of installations by over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries. It was on show at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne (NGV). Triennial surveys the world of art and design, across cultures, scales, geographies and perspectives. The NGV Triennial explores cutting edge technologies, architecture,…

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This is Colossal

15/02/2018

Launched in 2010 by writer and curator Christopher Jobson, Colossal is one of the largest visual art, design, and culture blogs on the web reaching an audience of 2-3 million visitors every month. Colossal pride themselves in celebrating the work of both established and emerging artists across a vast field…

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Reflection on 2017

24/12/2017

Listening to relaxing music and informative podcasts on a daily basis form an important part of the creative process here at Envisage Design. 2017 was a busy year, and undoubtedly a year for many of us turning to a softer, more comforting style of music to help heal and escape…

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Teenage Engineering OP-1

11/05/2017

I purchased my OP-1 at Rubber Monkey. They are hard to find, and even sell for almost RRP 2nd hand. With the OP-Z due to release in September 2017, the six year old OP-1 may well become a sought after collectors item. It’s a slick piece of kit. Why we like:…

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Method Design

12/06/2016

Motion capture, procedural animation and dynamic simulations combine to create a milieu of iconic pop dance moves that become an explosion of colorful fur, feathers, particles and more. Credits: Concept, Design & Direction: Method Design Production: Method Studios NY Client: RSA/AICP Motion Capture: House of Moves design.methodstudios.com

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