This collection of Heirloom seeds has been designed for all sorts of veggie growers, and the packaging was developed by Adelaide-based designer Frank Aloi. Because the term ‘heirloom’ refers to an old variety, it was fitting that the packaging communicate a vintage feel via typography and illustration, and Frank also designed the packaging so that the seeds could be sold in non-traditional outlets such as gift and book shops.
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Monday, 30 May 2011
The other weekend, on a grey and overcast Sunday morning, the Mr and I decided to visit the Heide Museum of Modern Art. Why it took us over a year to visit is beyond me, as it’s a fantastic place to experience Melbourne’s rich artistic past.
The Heide I building is now used to display exhibitions that provide an insight into the rich history of Heide through archival material and works from the Heide collection. The house itself is lovely, and you can almost picture the creative, bohemian hub it once was. My favourite room was the library, filled to the brim with lovely books. I was pretty much ready to move in!
Friday, 27 May 2011
The week-long event will be hosted from 31 May to 4 June at The Paper Mill, with other elements of the event to be held at Object Gallery and the University of Sydney’s Design & Architecture Building. The festival will showcase Australian and international paper artists, including Yoshinobu Miyamoto (Japan), Hattie Newman (UK), Benja Harney (Aus), Jesse Brown (US), Emma van Leest (Aus), Anna Gleeson (HK) Trial+Error (Aus), Matthew Roland Bannister (Aus) and Bianca Chang (Aus), as well as animation by Benjamin Ducroz (AUS).
The festival is curated by designer and all-round paper lover Lisa Loxley, founder of the Paper Convention Collective and designer of lox+savvy paper goods.
You can read about all of the workshops and talks over at the A4 Paper Festival website, and can register for the opening night here. The festival definitely sounds like fun, so I thought I’d leave you with some of the amazing paper work from the artists who will be showcased. Enjoy, and have a lovely weekend!
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Alice has such a sweet illustration style, with nice watercolour touches...
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Readings bookshop has a good overview of the winning entries on their blog, but I wanted to quickly share some of my favourites. First up, the Best Designed Book of the Year went to Reuben Crossman and Murdoch Books for the gorgeous Quay: Food Inspired by Nature written by Peter Gilmore, which was released late last year. This is one extravagant cookbook, complete with lavish photography by Anson Smart. Lovely.
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Monday, 23 May 2011
Friday, 20 May 2011