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Australian packaging design Manikay

Posted by rod - 12.05.2014

 

 

US based design studio Cult Partner were inspired by the paintings and culture of the Australian Aborigines which influenced their Manikay Wine packaging design.

“The Aboriginal people of Australia have been singing Manikay for centuries. Manikay are a series of songs, passed down through generations from the ancestors containing knowledge essential to their way of life. They often celebrate the natural rhythms of the land, and the plants, animals and people that inhabit it. The hand-drawn and silkscreened dot pattern on the bottle symbolizes the musical rhythm of the Manikay and the visual rhythm the hillside vineyard rows take on before harvest in the Barossa Valley of Australia.

Positioned to appeal to affluent millennials looking for a non-traditional wine offering, the resulting look is distinctly Aboriginal Australian, but with a slightly abstract and modern feel.”

via the Dieline

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Discover Australia illustrations

Posted by rod - 12.09.2013

Annabel Trends commissioned Melbourne illustrator Jimmy Gleeson to update the traditional Australian souvenir map called Discover Australia. The illustrated Map had be created so that parts of it could be taken out to be used across a host of homewards and travel goods. The map includes all the elements one would expect to be on it, from Australia’s famous buildings to its unique landscape and animals.

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Indigenous PM

Posted by rod - 21.05.2013

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Australian Indigenous Education Foundation commissioned The Host with creative partners The Glue Society to create the foundations latest ad campaign. The new campaign features a very strong message, on one side there is an Indigenous PM with the message saying “This will never Happen”, on the other side it says “We say it can”.

“Newspoll data says that two thirds of Australians believe they’ll never see an Indigenous Prime Minister in their lifetime. AIEF believes that we can, and are invested in addressing the issue at its core by reducing Aboriginal secondary education inequality in Australia.”

via theinspirationroom

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24 hours in Perth

Posted by rod - 18.02.2013

24 hours in Perth, Australia illustration by Patrick Hruby

What would you do if you had 24 hours in Perth? Qatar Inflight Magazine Oryx gives you some useful suggestions how to explore the city, and how to get the best experience out of your time in the Western Australian capital. Patrick Hruby created the lovely illustration which features some of the swan cities best places to see and encounter.

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New tourism Australia logo

Posted by rod - 08.01.2013

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Tourism Australia recently confirmed that it commissioned Interbrand Australia to redesign their logo. The organisations will keep the iconic kangaroo but the new logo will feature a more vibrant colour palette.

“We knew that there were elements that were working in the old logo, the representation of a kangaroo, the sense of movement, energy and vitality, but its slightly childlike feel together with technical difficulties in reproduction often diluted its impact.”

Interbrand says that the old logo had a slightly childlike feel. I feel that the new logo with its colourful design is more childlike than the previous one. I can see that the old logo had technical difficulties in reproduction because of the gradients but it definitely had more warmth than the new one.

What do you think about the new logo?

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Australian shiraz wine label – Tulkara

Posted by rod - 07.12.2012

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The Australian Tulkara Shiraz wine is a product from the Tipperary Hill Estate in the Bendigo region, Central Victoria. Russian design studio, IKON BC was asked to created the wine labels for Tulkara.

“When we conceived the idea for Tulkara Shiraz we were trying to show people in Europe or somewhere else outside of Australia the soul of Australian nature and the rigorous climate conditions of a region, the lack of rain, the blazing killing heat at the wrong time and the continuing drought. But wine-makers at Tipperary Hill Estate are still trying to do the best they can to produce wine grapes. We used the heated stones to burn the shapes of typical animals out on a paper. We used the shapes of well-known animals so everybody outside Australia could recognize the famous symbols of the continent.”

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Australian icons of icons

Posted by rod - 16.11.2012

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“Icons of Australian icons, accompanied by their relating iconic Australian catch-phrase.” Designed by Melbourne designer Anna Hatzisavas.

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From tourist to traveller – Australia

Posted by rod - 04.06.2012

From tourist to traveller, Azonzo travel Australia map

“From tourist to traveller” is an advertising campaign for the Italian travel agency Azonzo travel. The message is that there is much more to experience than boomerangs in Australia. People arrive as tourists, expecting a stereotypical travel experience but transforms into travelers who encountered more than expected.

Check also out the Cuban campaign

Designed by Young & Rubicam

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Proposal for a new Australian Flag

Posted by rod - 24.01.2012

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Russell Kennedy designed a proposal for a new Australia Flag which he hops will replace the current Australian Flag by the year 2020. Not only did he design the new national flag but he also thought of the wider use, such as representing unity thought the design and diversity thought colour.

Russell says that: “Australians should respect the current flag whether we like its colonial design or not. It has served the country well over the years through both time of adversity and triumph, however it has become clear that as a nation we have outgrown it. Australian has reached a point in time where a change is not only necessary but also long overdue.”

A blue Kangarroo is the main distinctive feature on the Advance Australia National Flag and is one of Australia’s most recoginsable symbols. The yellow area represents the sun and is a link to the Aboriginal Flag. One particular feature was taken over from the current flag and that is the Southern hemisphere symbol of the Southern Cross which are the 5 white stars on the blue area.

Dr. Denis Whitehouse says that: “Instantly recognisable as Australian, this flag has the potential to present a positive and distinctive image internationally and nationally. Open to multiple applications by different interest groups, it is a flag that speaks of the power of the rich diversity and questioning that constitutes Australian culture.”

As you can see above, different colours can be applied to the flag to represent different organisations and state territories. One important part of this new design is the advance Australia reconciliation ensign which shares the design of the Advance Australia National Flag but features the colours of the Australian Aboriginal Flag (red, black, yellow), which was designed by Harold Thomas in 1972.

 What do you think, should Australia change their national flag?

For more information visit the new australia flag website.

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Australia map illustration

Posted by rod - 28.11.2011

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This map of Australia was illustrated by Belgium graphic studio KHUAN+KTRON. By the looks of it they didn’t leave out a thing. They included all major cities, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Australia’s most iconic cites to visit: Uluru (Ayers Rock), the Grate barrier reef, the 12 apostles and the pinnacles. The design studio is no stranger to CreativeRoots who have been featured several times for their inspiring illustrations for the Knack weekend magazine.

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Branding Air Australia

Posted by rod - 08.11.2011

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Air Australia launched its brand identity, shaking up Australia’s airline industry making Qantas sweat. Melbourne design agency CumminsRoss stands behind the new identity design who also designed the original Virgin Blue livery.

Air Australia’s logo represents a boomerang which not only embodies the theme of flying but also is an icon of Australia. The lime green signature colour aims to portray the airline as both ‘Australian’ and ‘fresh’ similar to the Australian cricket team.

The airline will operate from the 15th of November.

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Live The Language, Sydney

Posted by rod - 12.09.2011

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You may still remember the first EF “Live the language” commercials from Beijing, Barcelona, London and Paris, now the language school has launched its Sydney and Vancouver ad. The ads are base on on its previous concept of using kinetic typography to mesmerize people to study a language.

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Cricket World Cup 2015 logo

Posted by rod - 18.04.2011

Cricket World Cup 2015 Logo

FutureBrand designed the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 logo which is being hosted in New Zealand and Australia. The brand identity was developed with the two countries’ indigenous cultures in mind.
FutureBrand collaborated with the Jumbana Group and the Maori Tohora to reflect the richness and authenticity of the local cultures. The Maori part of the logo symbolises toughness, pride and tribal culture) and Aboriginal journey tracks (symbolising the spirit of the land).

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Tjukurrpa Kanyininpa exhibition catalogue

Posted by rod - 17.12.2010

The Tjukurrpa Kanyininpa exhibition catalogue, was inspired by the Australian aboriginal paintings and designed by Vancouver design agency Glasfurd & Walker. I wish they would have more information about the design.

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24 hours in Melbourne

Posted by rod - 24.11.2010

24 hours in Melbourne, Australia is part of a series designed by Fernando Volken Togni for the Oryx Magazine, Qatar Airways. If you like this illustration check out India, South Africa, Egypt, Zurich, Montreal, London Moscow, Paris, Moscow, Ho chi Minh City, Shanghai, Barcelona, Casablanca, Beirut, New York and Phuket

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Northern territory ad – Australia

Posted by rod - 07.10.2010

Aboriginal inspired tourism commercial for the Northern Territory – Australia 1994

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Australian Vine House

Posted by rod - 08.09.2010

LAB261: KFKS & SFHD created the aboriginal inspired wall paintings for the Australian Vine House. Looks like a lot of work has gone into the walls.

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Walkabout (The Criterion Collection)

Posted by rod - 02.09.2010

A young sister and brother are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to exist in the natural world, without their usual comforts, in this hypnotic masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg (Dont Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth). Along the way, they meet a young aborigine on his walkabout, a rite of passage in which adolescent boys are initiated into manhood by journeying into the wilderness alone. Walkabout is a thrilling adventure as well as a provocative rumination on time and civilization. via YMFY

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