Pretty excited about TripleJ’s One Night Stand. It’s big, it’s free and it’s once a year. They usually pick a small(ish) town somewhere in Australia. This year it’s NSW and the destination is Dubbo! From my place, according to Google Maps, it’s approx. 400 km or 5 hours drive. Not too bad. Last night I checked the accommodation around Dubbo, today I checked again and it’s booked out. I guess camping it is, which was our preference anyway.
While looking at the Dubbo Tourism website, I couldn’t help but notice their logo. It’s cute, it has a smiley face and it also looks strangely familiar. I wonder who came up with the concept first, The City of Dusseldorf or Dubbo? 🙂
I posted a comment regarding this on Twitter and just as it happens, the guys at Dubbo City are keeping their eye on social media quite well. So their design came first… which I guess could be true, since I’ve actually found a few other people mentioning that the Dusseldorf logo isn’t that original.
Some Czech guys?
The branding for the upcoming Beams Festival is done. Together with our small team of UTS Master of Design students, we have designed something people seemed to be quite happy with. Well, lots of wine could of also played a role in this, but sometimes a bit of wine (even better vodka) does help.
All the people involved in the design are named (click to view the larger version). Lawrence is the professor who runs our studio (and knows MANY people in the industry it seems). This is how we got this gig in the first place. Ian just arrived back to Australia from Germany, has years of experience under his sleeve and basically lead us in the right direction, made us think (so to say). We learned (and learning) quite a lot from him.
The rest of the people are from all over the place. Sydney City Council, Chippendale Creative Precinct, art galleries, design and marketing firms, hotels and who knows what else. They were cool.
Well, this is the logo. It’s not really meant to be shown inside a rectangular box, the background is meant to be all black — but that would mean I need to change the background of this whole post to black. Not going to happen.
There was a lot more to this, but we probably shouldn’t reveal it just yet. Just try and get to Chippendale in Sydney on the 22 September 2012. More info will eventually appear on their site.