Broadsheet, New Zealand’s Feminist Magazine Goes Digital

Written by Lana Lopesi Graphic Matters is a monthly column on issues and ideas related to New Zealand Design Culture Covers of Broadsheet Issues 1 – 15  “…I became pregnant because I wanted to have a baby; my motives or reasons are no one’s business but my own…”  — Anonymous, Broadsheet Issue 1 On January 19,…

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Fresh from the Field — Nespresso by Greg Straight

This week’s Fresh from the Field features Greg Straight’s collaboration to launch Nespresso’s new North Shore Boutique for Nespresso. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The brief: Last year, Nespresso asked me to work with them on a unique art project to…

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Hot New Things — Hope McConnell, AUT

Welcome to Hot New Things 2018 – an opportunity to profile a selection of the top design graduates coming out of our tertiary institutions. First, we speak with Hope McConnell from AUT. Hope McConnell Bachelor of Design (Communication Design major) AUT You completed your full time studies at the end of 2017. Can you tell us what your final year’s…

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Fresh from the Field — Paper Buds by Gusto

This week’s Fresh from the Field features Gusto‘s end of year gift, Paper Buds. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The brief: To create a fun end of year gift for our clients that showcases our creativity. A majority of our…

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From The Archives: Battling billboards

Late 2016 Michael Smythe explored the inescapable electoral design of street hoardings. Written by Michael Smythe What? Who? Why? Our eyeballs are assaulted. Our streetscapes are cluttered. There must be an election in the offing. For many potential voters the proliferation of political placards is the clearest indication that a democratic process is underway. So…

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From The Archives: Making Matariki Multicultural

In 2016 Michael Smythe looked at the idea of making Matariki multicultural. Written by Michael Smythe Would developing Matariki as a cross-cultural Kiwi festival be yet another act of patronising colonisation? Or might it be a means by which all New Zealanders confidently claim their place in the Pacific by extrapolating Māori cosmology and bringing…

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Fresh from the Field — Graffiato by Kelly Spencer and Natasha Vermeulen

This week’s Fresh from the Field features a collaboration between Kelly Spencer and Natasha Vermeulen for 2017 Graffiato: Taupo Street Art Festival. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. The brief: This year Kelly Spencer and I were asked if we’d like to collaborate on a massive…

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Aotearoa Design Thinking: an opportunity to revisit 2017

Created by Lana Lopesi Supported by Creative New Zealand     In 2017 Design Assembly introduced Aotearoa Design Thinking — a series of commissioned critical design essays published by Design Assembly and funded by Creative New Zealand. Our intention was to actively discuss New Zealand graphic design practice by celebrating, growing and challenging current thought. By…

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Summer Festivals 2018 — celebrating NZ poster design

As summer gets into full swing, a diverse range of festivals, events, and musical activities take place around Aotearoa. We’ve selected a hanful of our favourite poster designs for summer 2018 in celebration of New Zealand and Australasian poster art: Splore Tapapakanga Park, Auckland. Designer: Hamish Steptoe Where’s My Room Tour of Aotearoa 2018: Neil…

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Off Grid 18: The Experiential City

This February head to Wellington, New Zealand for Off Grid 18: The Experiential City. Extra ‘stopovers’ in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane will help you break up your travel and experience a local design event. Off Grid 18 will engage you in a conversation about designing for the ‘experiential city’, using exciting locations the city becomes…

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Summer Reading

Summer holidays are the perfect time to catch up on your reading… Here are some top picks from some of our DA Friends to help you brush up on your design theory, along with a bit of rest and relaxation this summer: Paul McNeil “The Visual History of Type” The Visual History of Type is a…

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