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Some words of wisdom from designer and illustrator, Zach Hobbs.

  As well as working as a communication designer at IDEO, Zach Hobbs creates experimental, abstract, and satirical artworks that resemble the sharpie rendition of a bad acid trip. I was lucky enough to interview Zach recently and wanted to share with you his insights…

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The woman behind the mac icons

Starting at Apple in 1982, Susan Kare’s first job was to design a Mac System Font. Something bold in order to stand out and take over from the thin jaggedy placeholder font being used. At the end of that first day Kare had worked on…

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Augmented reality brings light to the dark future of print

It was a rather dark and gloomy Monday inside and outside of the studio. Our spirits were weathered from the weekend and we nursed a grievance against the sudden wintry weather. It was around noon that we received a little brightness in the form of…

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Inspiring minds: on creativity, original thinking and work life

Sharing some inspiring TED talks to get you thinking in different ways… enjoy!! Your elusive creative genius Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of…

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Innovative new typeface opens doors for information-equality

It is always amazing coming across ideas which make you wonder ‘how has this never existed before?’, take for example this new braille typeface created by the clever Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi. The typeface, aptly named Braille Neue, is a collection of both English and…

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‘Ultra Violet’ named Pantone Colour of the Year for 2018

The colour experts have spoken, introducing ‘Ultra Violet’ as the 2018 Colour of the Year. The experts from the Pantone Colour Institute work hard every year in analysing global trends through design and market research, to find one colour to represent where we currently stand…

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McDonalds billboards prove the value of a good brand mark

The power of the brandmark McDonald’s Canada has proved the value of a good brand mark with it’s playful ‘Follow the Arches’ campaign by Cossette. The campaign consists of four simple billboards that crop the golden arches to provide freeway direction signage that goes beyond…

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Truly Deeply named best Branding Blog in Australia and the fourth best Agency Branding Blog in the world.

A little recognition It’s always nice to get some external recognition of the something we are so passionate about. We’ve been channeling our insights, interest and love for all things brand design into our blog since 2009. We have built a community of almost 200,000…

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5 Inspiring Sans-serif Typefaces

Fonts are the ruler of the design world. With so many to choose from, it is sometimes hard to break away from your go-to favourite, especially when you know it’s going to work a dream on your current project. Sans-serif fonts have always been at…

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Happy New Year from Truly Deeply

We’re back in the studio and ready as ever for what 2018 has in store. The team at Truly Deeply had a great holiday away (bar the few thirsty studio plants that may need some time to recover), with a few of the team travelling…

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A lesson in design from Japan

I recently visited Japan to satisfy my life long obsession for all things Studio Ghibli and my fascination for Japanese culture. I was determined to soak up as much inspiration from all aspects of the country to feed into my design practice, and there are…

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Another successful Art with Heart – 2017

Last night we hosted our annual charity event, Art with Heart, with all proceeds going to Tomorrow Man. Tomorrow Man was founded by Tom Harkin and is supported through auspice by Gotcha4Life. Currently in Australia suicide is the largest killer of men aged 15 – 44, (6 Australian…

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