Taking criticism gracefully.

As a designer, I have made my shares of mistakes.  Like most people, I do not like hearing criticism.  I realise that most of us make mistakes from time to time, carelessly or irresponsibly.  Whatever the reason it will be often noticed and commented on.  In our daily lives, the way one reacts to criticism is extremely important.  I discovered a short essay by William Wallace Rose who was an American Unitarian minister who wrote a syndicated newspaper column.Read More →

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Sydney design events coming in 2018

I am starting to organise myself for the year and I am lining up all the design events I am interested in.  I am looking forward to design week in March.  If you have an event that you would like me to display please get in touch.Read More →

dandelion on blue colour swatch

A stunning close-up of a dandelion set against the backdrop of an electric blue sky.  The colour swatch I created is called Dandelion on Blue.
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banner - "the winner is"

Everyone loves to receive recognition, Although most people will not admit it up front. As I have been reading my morning Feedly content I noticed that a lot of the content that I was receiving were posts identifying the winners of design and industry awards.  I have organised and curated the winners of international photography and design competitions.

Without further adieu the winner is:

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Street art on Albermarle st, Newtown

Simon is a Sydney based digital designer. He is the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located in the vibrant inner west suburb of Newtown. Simon studied graphic design at Shillington College and specialises in web design for small and medium size businesses. Simon and hisRead More →

Exploding volcano

Wednesday the 31st of January 2018. Some of the best-curated content on the web comes in the weekly photo galleries produced by news websites from around the world.  It is about inspiration, photography some of the best daily photography content.Read More →

Plant based image

Wednesday the 31st of January 2018. Design News from around the World. A daily eclectic mix of some of the best design news from around the world.Read More →

Textures of Newtown

I have lived in the inner west for over 20 years.   Living in the city I have learned to pay attention to what is happening on the walls, fences and facades, light poles, shop windows, abandoned lots.  The city is overwhelmed with the texture it does not have clear boundaries other than those that we impose.  This is a selection of some of the textures that I see everyday bounded by the dimensions of my camera.Read More →

Fresh strawberries swatch

These beautiful fresh strawberries are delightful and make a fresh and bright colour swatch.  I call it fresh strawberries.Read More →

Daily Photography Gallery

Tuesday the 30th of January 2018. Some of the best-curated content on the web comes in the weekly photo galleries produced by news websites from around the world.  It is about inspiration, photography some of the best daily photography content.Read More →

Curated Design News from around the World. A daily eclectic mix of some of the best design news from around the world.Read More →

Vallaton blush

Felix Vallaton was a Swiss/French painter.  I love the red and yellows of this painting.  Also the young woman appears to be blushing.  I call this palette Vallaton blushing.Read More →

Lucille Ball on sarcasm

Do you think that it’s funny to be sarcastic? Others may laugh, but they will never love you.Read More →

Photography galleries

Some of the best-curated content on the web comes in the weekly photo galleries produced by news websites from around the world.  It is about inspiration, photography some of the best daily photography content. Enjoy;Read More →

Curated Design News from around the World. A daily eclectic mix of some of the best design news from around the world.Read More →

I noticed this stencil when Maria and I went for a walk a couple of Sundays ago.  It is located on the wall of the building at St John St, Newtown and King Street.Read More →

Creative copywriting

Copy is the written word.  In websites, copy plays an important part because upon it shoulders, often slender so far as space is concerned, falls the responsibility of turning the curiosity or interest aroused by the picture and “layout” into conviction. Read More →

Sunday Comics

Sunday comics bring back the joy of my childhood.  No fictional stories delight and held the interest and loyalty of so many people for so long week after week, 52 times a year.

You may not consider the comics great literature, but they must have something to hold so many people for so long.Read More →

The difference between oblique and italic

Italics are probably the most common form of typographic emphasis and is used in both text and display settings.  True-drawn italics are usually a unique and separate design from their Roman brethren.  Aldus Manutius, a commercial printer, was looking for a way to fit more type onto a page and to reduce the price of his low-cost editions.Read More →