10ft Deep —

Ahoy there, scallywag! (Okay, I'm done). Thanks for being the first crew to set sail (hah, okay I promise) and receive to this newsletter. Starting here in 2020, I realized how much free time I spend whispering "waooh" to myself as I discover beautiful little bits and bobs around the internet, and figured it was about time I start doing something with all that filled head space and share some of it with the world. SO, here we are. Hope you enjoy these little nuggets and commentaries along the way. May these findings help to inspire you in new ways, and encourage curiosity in art, design, or whatever you do that's rad.

In honor of this first issue, I thought I'd dedicate it to the place where it all started for me in my dive into graphic design – Australia. Here are a few of my favorite sources of inspiration from down under. And on a more serious note to add; the fight is still not over for Australia. Recent reports of possible Eco-terrorism and river crises now emerge after the fires. Please consider donating and sharing what you can to those organizations serving. 

Christopher Doyle & Co.
An independent creative company based in Sydney, Australia speciali(z)ing in brand identity, creative direction and digital design. Elegant, yet not trendy...imo
io is a design studio from Melbourne with a focus in branding, typography, publication, and illustration. Lots of fun, lots of beer.
Never Now
Never Now is a Melbourne based design studio speciali(z)ing in branding and communication, but their collaborative approach with photographers and architects produce some fun multidisciplinary outcomes.
Shillington Shoutout
It's only fitting that I drip in some content from where it all started for me. Here are 10 pieces of work from recent Shillington graduates from all over the world.

Buried Treasures

↳ Social Network
It's like dribbble, but without the fake stuff. LookSideway is an online platform for designers to showcase their published work. In order for your work to be shared, you must share a live link to where it lives. Holding people accountable to making real-world end products since 2019.
↳ Email Client
This is the email client I've been using for the last 5 or so years and can't recommend enough. I still don't use all the amazing features, but the design makes me hate seeing a full-inbox a little less.

Deeper Dive

Australia Design Radio
My go-to playlist for some good, long commentary on graphic design and interesting nuggets of wisdom from all levels of the food chain.

by benjonstn

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