Monday, March 29, 2010

Shapes by Aaron Frost

Here are some decals I recently made for Azza Frost. Some you may see on one of his Sea Legged boards, and some you may never see anywhere outside of this blog... but they were all fun to draw just the same.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Loose Lips Sink Ships

... and so, it seems, does the government. If our local government has their way, as of next Saturday there will be a 4,000 tonne piece of rubbish (aka HMAS Adelaide) permanently stationed off Avoca Beach. Strangely the two groups of citizens who will be directly affected by this were never consulted. They are the residents of Avoca and nearby suburbs who were never formally made aware of the location (and only found out about it when it was seemingly too late to challenge), and the countless ocean residents for whom an Environmental Impact Statement was never conducted. Those of us with a voice should join the chorus in saying "No Ship!" Please, let Peter Garrett know how you feel by emailing him here, and stop the potential devastation of this beautiful, natural habitat.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

India: A typographer's paradise

Joe and I recently spent a couple of weeks in India. I did have a fairly involved report posted here for a while, but in the interests of keeping things concise I've edited it down to what you see now. If you'd like the full rundown on the trip feel free to email me! India is a typographer's paradise. So I decided to make my own souvenirs by recreating some of what I saw there. The top sketch is a homage to crazy Mumbai, where this slogan featured heavily on most vehicles. If you saw the traffic there you'd understand why. The lower sketch tries to capture some of the beautiful hand-painted tiles that adorned buildings in Panjim, which being a fairly religious place also heavily featured references to God, such as buses named Jesus, and Praise the Lord stickers randomly about the place. In a nutshell I'm so stoked we made the trip there, and if you love hand-drawn type as much as I do, it is well worth the visit.