Taking criticism gracefully.

Taking Criticism Gracefully

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

Sydney design events coming in 2018

Upcoming Design Events – Sydney

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

dandelion on blue colour swatch

Dandelion on blue – Colour Palette

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

banner - "the winner is"

5 Design and photography award winners

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.ย  I have organised and curated the winners of international photography and design competitions.Without further adieu the winner is:

Street art on Albermarle st, Newtown

I met this lovely lady on a walk the other day.

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 his team (Toby the studio dog) … Continue reading I met this lovely lady on a walk the other day.

Exploding volcano

Best photography galleries of the day

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.ย  It is about inspiration, photography some of the best daily photography content.

Plant based image

Design News Daily

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

Textures of Newtown

Newtown textures

I have livedย in the inner west for over 20 years.ย  ย 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.ย  The city is overwhelmed with the texture it does not have clear boundaries other than those that we impose.ย  This is a selection of some of the textures that I see everyday bounded by the dimensions of my camera.

Fresh strawberries swatch

Fresh Strawberries – Colour Palette

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

Daily Photography Gallery

Best photography galleries of the day

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.ย  It is about inspiration, photography some of the best daily photography content.

Design News Daily

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

Vallaton blush

Felix Vallaton – Colour Palette

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

Lucille Ball on sarcasm

Humour shouldn’t hurt

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

Photography galleries

Best photography galleries for Monday the 29th 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.ย  It is about inspiration, photography some of the best daily photography content. Enjoy;

Design News Daily- Monday 29th January 2018

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

Stencil Art – plumber on a wall

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

Creative copywriting

8 blog posts – Copywriting creativity in the fast lane

Copy is the written word.ย  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.ย 

Sunday Comics

Sunday Sun Comics – 1953

Sunday comics bring back the joy of my childhood.ย  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.

The difference between oblique and italic

The difference between italics and oblique typefaces

Italics are probably the most common form of typographic emphasis and is used in both text and display settings.ย  True-drawn italics are usually a unique and separate design from their Roman brethren.ย  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.