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Exquisite Typography Poster Exhibition (QLD)


Exhibition Opening
Monday 29 June 6.15pm
AGDA International Speaker event — Kris Sowersby, NZ typographer
Queensland College of Art Auditorium, 226 Grey Street, South Bank

The theme ‘NZ identity’ – how nine separate designers from all over the world imagine New Zealand through typography. Now it is possible to discover our contemporary world through Flickr, webcams, online news, in a ‘couch journey’, from wherever you are… how new technologies degrade our imagination, and potentially create a fake identity of the world…

To find out more head to the AGDA website.

Yours in Design,

State of Design

15-25 July, 2009 – Melbourne


The State of Design Festival showcases Victoria’s best designers and creative teams, and businesses using innovative design. Learn how design can lead business, industry and society towards a better future.

The Festival holds four major programs in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, focused around the 2009 theme ‘Sampling the Future': Design Capital business program, Design For Everyone public and cultural program, Design:Made:Trade industry program, and the biennial Premier’s Design Awards (next held in 2010).

State of Design Festival is an initiative of the Victorian State Government in Australia and is the public face of the Design Victoria Strategy.

Established in 2004, the Festival has had three editions-2004, 2006 and 2008. Starting in 2009, the Festival is now an annual event.

State of Design Festival increases the awareness of the value of design and showcases how design generates innovati on, promotes sustainability and adds value to business and society. Festival programs demonstrate and broadly communicate how the Victorian and Australian design profession can improve living conditions, create sustainable development opportunities, and generate new and innovative products and services; in turn, providing economic benefit for the state of Victoria.

The Festival seeks to articulate how design holds the potential to lead the parallel trajectories of business, industry and society towards a common future. By communicating to Australian and international audiences, the Festival promotes a deeper understanding of design capability and value.

More than 100,000 people are expected to experience one or more of the 75 events across the Festival’s four main programs.

For more information, visit

Courtesy of AGDA, 6 April 2009,

Yours in Design,


To put it simply Semi-Permanent is a design event. It consists of a conference and side events which include exhibitions, competitions, workshops and parties. It’s a celebration of all things design. Graphic Design, Film, Art, Illustration, Web Design, Photography, Visual Effects, Animation, Graffiti, Motion Graphics, Stop Motion; all these things and more. Semi-Permanent explores the diverse and exciting design world bringing together exceptionally talented artists and designers to speak at the event.


Find out more on their website

Yours in Design,

Book Review: Who Moved My Cheese?


“Life is no straight and easy corridor along which we travel free and unhampered, but a maze of passages, through which we must seek our way, lost and confused, now and again checked in a blind alley. But always, if we have faith, a door will open for us, not perhaps one that we ourselves would ever have thought of, but one that will ultimately prove good for us.” A.J. Cronin

Who Moved My Cheese? is an pivotal story of four characters who live in a ‘Maze’ and look for ‘Cheese’ to strengthen them and make them happy.

‘Cheese’ is a metaphor for what you want to have in life – whether it is a good job, a loving relationship, money, a possession, health, or spiritual peace of mind. The ‘Maze’ is where you look for what you want – the organisation you work in, or the family or community you live in.

In the story, the characters are faced with unexpected change. Eventually, one of them deals with change successfully, and writes what he has learned from his experience on the maze walls.

Written for all ages, the story only takes a short time to read, but its unique insights can last for a lifetime – Let change be an advantage not a curse.

Yours in Design