Posts Tagged ‘Australian design’

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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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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