Saturday, July 31, 2010

Melbourne Poster Competition

2010 Brief

"I haven’t failed; I’ve had 10,000 ideas that didn’t work 
– Benjamin Franklin
We think Mr. Franklin had a nice way of looking at things. So the 2010 competition theme is ‘A Glass Half Full’.
 For those who don’t know, this saying refers to optimism. Some people see situations with optimism (Franklin – glass half full), and some see situations with pessimism (glass half empty).
We would like you to design a positive poster in response to this theme. Judges will be looking for original concepts, lateral thinking and inspired designs. The poster will be up in Melbourne streets, so keep in mind it should also standout against the city landscape."

– 1st

Adobe CS5, Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet, IdN Feature Article & Subscription, Spook Mag Subscription, Pantone Colour Bridge, KeepCup

Prizes – 2nd/3rd Place

IdN Subscription, KeepCup

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

ZINE 4/circus

Hello all,

I thought you would like to see the cover of the ZINE 4/circus.
The beautiful original artwork is by Claire Gallagher and I just messed with the text.
Hmmm. Summer Edition went well.
I sold a few of my own Slow fanzines, along with the issues from Tinderbox Zine2 /In These Shoes, Zine 3/Picture Show (thank you Michelle!) and the Zine 4 (Circus).
Thank you all for participating and visiting at Summer Edition!
And.. I have learnt that next time I do need more time to do a good job of it so, no more mad, crazy deadlines coming from this corner. Just mildly crazy I hope...


Monday, July 26, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010


Hi all,

Sorry for the late late notice, but
the other day talking to Damo and Denise,
we thought it'd be a good idea to publish our zine nr. 4
for the Summer Edition artbook event.

The zine format: A5 in colour

Damo had the good idea of perhaps using artwork from the CIRCUS exhibition.
So I will give it a CIRCUS cover, but anything goes.
Please send 300dpi files (pdf, jpeg, tiff) to elida.maiques[at] no later than next Wednesday June 21.
Really sorry for the stoopid deadline। I promise to be better next time.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

100 Portraits..

Hi everyone, i see this poster in the tube everyday for this guys blog, and just got around to looking at it now. So thought i'd pass it on.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I feel at home when the unknown surrounds me

guys,look if I dont blow my own little silver trumpet, then who, tell me who will (huh ?)
happy to report a result
This is a drawing I made for a submission call to carpaccio magazine based in Spain.The line is from a Bjork song (wanderlust) and the video is wonderful .
The theme is inspired by this line from miss Bjorks song,hence the issue will be various artists responses to same.
I see our esteemed collective member miss D. Nestors beautiful work was chosen for last months call,she is obvs much more secure than me and didnt need to tell the world :)
Anyways guys , the call for submissions is every month and it is a most imaginative publication , blog etc.
So take a look and see if it interests you .
Also , I want to propose a tinderbox drawing exhibition to be made online , ie.on our blog SOON SOON .
Simple , something inspiring , hopeful and that would bring us all together collectively.
We could put it up on a seperate flickr page or something ?
Tinderbox Top Twenty or the tinderbox heart strings collective or we are collectively moved
I know , everyone send in a line of a song that really moves them(+ a link so others can see\hear it on youtube etc)
then we can all respond to one that appeals most to us...what you think??
I hope that you are all having a good summer.(loving the new header claire of mr d. martins beautifully cut letters )
jane xx

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Minjae Lee

The way he uses patterns & shapes combined with figures reminds me of Klimt a bit. See more here.