Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

Whoop de do (guns!)

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

 

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Gun Control Whoop-de-doo

www.thedailyshow.com

 
 
 

Via here.

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Vancouver vs. Melbourne, Australia – graphic identity

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Compare Vancouver’s graphics and logo with Melbourne, Australia’s graphic identity. Any contest?

I am consistently mortified by Vancouver’s recent graphics, especially considering they were launched just before the Olympics and the whole world saw them. They’re suburban if I’m being generous; they’re in the style of feminine hygiene packaging if I’m being honest.

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Coloured plexi beach art installation, Sydney

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

This sculpture installation of coloured plexiglas by Nicholas Elias takes me back to my 60s/70s childood. It’s part of the Sculpture By The Sea exhibition in Sydney, Australia. I’m a bit annoyed I didn’t do this first, though I wanted to make more of a landscaping or entrance feature. As a child I had a toy that looked a lot like this, made of interlocking coloured plexi squares similar to the interlocking Eames house-of-cards deck.

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Macquarie Bank, Sydney, Australia, by Clive Wilkinson Architects

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Bank in Sydney, Australia, built like a vertical Greek village. Clive Wilkinson Architects. I actually can’t decide if I like this or not. I like the idea, but it still feels a little cold. Of course, it’s a bank, which to me might never feel right, architecturally speaking.

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More Australia

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

More Australian place from desire to inspire, the half-Canadian/half-Australian design blog. (See previous Australia post here.) Above, from the Gore St. Fitzroy neighbourhood of Melbourne. Yes, there’s been a large application of money to these places, but they seem to exceed just money.

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Why is Australian design so cool?

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Not a rhetorical question. This is a hodgepodge sample, for sure, and spans decades, but all of it seems to partake of some form or other of adventurousness. It’s possible I’m projecting, and that my view of Australia is entirely filtered through my childhood fixation on that girl in National Geographic who crossed the outback on camels.

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