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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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Advance Diploma students are refining their logo and direction each week. The selection process isn’t a secret affair, with ideas, options and suggestions spoken openly in Room D212 upstairs of 133 Newcastle Street. Also this week, Alby wins vocational student of the year (Zoe was nominated) and the Travis Walker award returns to Central after

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Central Institute of Technology’s Graphic Design course has seen rapid change, expansion and development over the past ten years. This survey is seeking your valuable feedback on our graphic design course. It is an attempt to bridge the gap between what Central teaches well and how we can prepare our students better. Your experiences in

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An envelope full of web proposals made its way to John Trasky on Thursday afternoon via bike courier thanks to the hardworking, deadline-hitting diploma small business web development students. Meanwhile, our advanced diploma students bring their 2015 Google Online challenge to a close soon after Easter. Some fantastic CTR in amongst our leaderboard. Watch out

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Our March graduate talk this year was a double-header. Chloe received a PASS grade for her ISTD assessment with an assignment aimed at halting ‘TAFE CUTBACKS’ and Alby produced a final year ‘mentor style art school manifesto brief’ which highly impressed industry judges and lecturing staff alike. An outstanding talk — articulate, well researched, beautifully

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Over 21 years after finishing high school, we recently celebrated with a good ol’ reunion back in Morwell Victoria. Brilliantly organised by Belinda at the Social Crew and joining forces with legendary fabricator, Dean Roberts (Lithostylis) to frantically produce a new issue of da Sellout, the night was emotional. Standout speech on the open mic

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Building on a year long relationship with the Equal Opportunity Commission, six Central Advanced Diploma Graduates were recently recognised for their marketing and design prowess. The Equal Opportunity Act came was enacted in 1984 and came into operation in July 1985. Its objectives are varied, but essentially focused on eliminating discrimination on the grounds of

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Fresh Collective’s final folio exhibition opened on Wednesday night and drew a bumper crowd after two hours of solid judging by some of Perth’s finest professional creatives. The exhibition showcased a rich harvest of over 50 graduates and featured synthetic grass floor, 120 metres of bunting and recycled timber palettes to display folio work. Fresh fruit and veggies

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