Archive for November, 2007

I am doing a bit of research on what makes a good conference. I wonder if any of you have been to any. What were your favourites? Who spoke and why were they good? If you could hear anyone speak at a conference, who would they be? Advertisements

d Factory


The next d Factory, the monthly design talkfest at the Powerhouse Museum, is this Thursday night. It’s called Heard it through the Grapevine and features the collaborative efforts of tertiary design students and industry practitioners, as they respond to a real brief set by AGDA (Australian Graphic Design Association), focusing on wine label design and […]

The Blues


  Some good work over at Spanish design company Lamosca, including a timeline of the history of Blues music in the USA. Link >

Nice work


Jose Luis Martinez has some good photos. Link >

Street Art


  Some nice things via Wooster. The billboard above is like fridge poetry. It’s by Seattle artist Ryan. Also, have a look at this interview with Shepard Fairey where he talks about his many influences, including one of my favourite punk songs, Black Flag’s Rise Above.

More lights


Some more stuff on lights now from design company Hulger who have prototyped a rather beautiful set of low-energy bulbs. Do you think these could finally be the ones to make people switch from incandescent lighting? Link >

  CR Blog reports on the Christmas light display in Central London. Instead of the usual tinsel and mistletoe, this year Nokia has sponsored the decorations as part of their launch of a new phone. The lights have been designed by advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy. They are interactive and change colour depending on the […]