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A capacity crowd packed Central’s Library theatre to hear Ben and Monelle’s graduate talk yesterday. Brimming with a freshness and insight from last year’s Graphics Graduate group AKA ‘Great Scott‘ – BENJAMIN CLARK  (who won the Travis Walker Award and passed ISTD) and MONELLE TRACHEZ  (who picked up both digital design and visual communication awards and

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Great to see students instructing students today as Jordan helps this weeks group with the finer points of setting type and printing from a ’newbe’ perspective. A few pics of Brad in full flight also. (*Behind the scenes all of staff photo also features in todays gallery as we prepare to farewell Alice and Gail.)

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Kudos to Bain Media’s Creative Director Richard Keenan for his time and energy critiquing work last week for the newly named ‘Clean Slate’ graduate group. With a long coffee in hand he gently teased out the goodness of 35+ simulated Award School entries. Strong concepts. Great ‘baby naming’ session. Always a buzz to hear the group debate

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A relatively small CIT graduating group battled through 2015 with a major ArtSchool brief, a distinctive Outpost 51 branding gig and an epic ISTD assessment – This year, they were known as Great Scott! Last week saw them pull together a classy, well lit exhibition with customise letter-pressed catalogues and posters, design folios of distinction, a fair

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Great work to all of the students, both AGDA and DIA at the annual folio review last weekend. Graciously hosted by Curtin, we had a good response from both students and industry professionals. On that note; a MASSIVE thank you to all of the great industry professionals who gave up their time on such a

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A tough second semester brief for Adv Dip this year. Brand – but don’t re-brand, add flexibility – but don’t dilute, say ART – but don’t forget DESIGN and MEDIA. Tough gig for any designer, let alone students, however, feel the love in the level 7 boardroom at Central Institute of Technology and count the nerves.

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Wondering who made those engaging and collectable hand crafted AGDA WA mentor program ‘student characters’? Introducing the talented duo of Central Adv diploma students Monelle Trachez and Zoë Walker, who helped me collage each characters from old stock photo books, pantone swatches and found objects and who stood by the laser cutter for each piece. Then, went to the

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Neil Hollis, was born in 1954 and has been teaching for nearly forty years at the Western Australia School for Art Design and Media (then, Central TAFE, then Central Institute of Technology). That is, he has been teaching longer than I have been alive, although he claims to have ‘started young’… He retired at the end

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A fantastic end of term exhibition fundraiser by GREAT SCOTT! last week called WHERE’S MY HOVER BOARD?! was a huge success. Well done team. A busy silent art auction saw some skate decks, tees and sneakers attract a premium price and the night was accompanied by some huge sounds from BASKERVILLES, APOLLO’S SON, MR.MCLEAN, MJB DR.T (Sydney). Shots of the action below:

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A funky little brief put together at the last minute for our diploma graphic design students — The Central Library Bookmark project is now on show from June–July 2015 at 25 Aberdeen Street in Northbridge. Some good team-building and exhibition system practice for Diploma Group C as they installed the exhibit. Vote now on your favourite

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Featuring a detailed walk through by Australiasian chair, Becky Chilcott and followed up by Tina Mash’s student perspective, this is a richly illustrated and detailed talk offering vital information for those wanting to submit to the 2015 ISTD SAS and study at University to complete their degree (fourth year). The International Society of Typographic Designers

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Celebrate WA, students, staff at Central, AGDA WA and the wider Perth design community are hosting Noma Bar, one of the world’s most talented visual communicator this long weekend for WA Day. Unfortunately we were unable to record his 354 slide presentation (using pro-AV equipment) and after five minutes into it, I can now understand

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Sophie from UWA’s Red Party committee began the task of shortlisting the diploma ‘down the rabbit hole’ themed posters and merchandise concepts. A few standout designs and shortlist components feature below and the wall of red offers some clues on which poster stands out from the crowd.

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Work in progress session this week had D212 heaving with designers and musicians in an epic hour of power. Presentations, updates, feedback, conceptual juggernauts shot down and winners announced. Plus, a sneaky peak of 5/15/25 with Henry, Dan and Steve during question time…

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Why paint the graffiti on the fence? Why not embrace it? Clearly these taggers are in need of a short course in the arts or extended typographic education. Keep them off the streets… A few sample lines from the attached and pictures 24 hours after paste-up. Note the successful targeted censorship at work at work. Why does

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