THE BEST OF
2010
CLICK HERE

THE BEST OF 2008
CLICK HERE
.
.
THE BEST OF 2009
JULY'S NEW PAGES

THE BUILDING PROCESS
PRE-CONSTRUCTION
REQUIREMENTS
The Australian Builders Directory
provides information to those who
want to familiarise themselves with
the home construction process.
The information has been based
on the procedures and standards
of New South Wales, which may
vary a little from other states (and
New Zealand), and includes -
DESIGN DRAWINGS
CLICK HERE   
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

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STATE OF DESIGN FESTIVAL
15-25 JULY 2009
Design For Everyone - across
Metropolitan Melbourne and
regional Victoria
CLICK HERE  
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

AGDA Australian Poster Annual
POSTERS
CLICK HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

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MAKING OUR MARK
Here’s the story of some of
New Zealand's
SYMBOLS
CLICK HERE  
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

AUSTRALIA'S
SYMBOLS
CLICK HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

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DG STUDENT DESIGN
COMPETITION
2009
THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN
ANNOUNCED
CLICK HERE

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NEW ZEALAND TEACHERS
NCEA LATEST UPDATE:
INTERNALLY ASSESSED ACTIVITY
Graph/1/6 - B7
Design a name and a package for
sunscreen
CLICK HERE
NOTE: CHANGES TO 'PROJECT
REQUIREMENTS'


JUNE 's NEW PAGES

TECHNICAL DRAWING
SPECIFICATIONS
Defines THIRD-ANGLE
ORTHOGONAL/ORTHOGRAPHIC

Drawing Conventions consistent with
the Australian Standards for Technical
Drawing Specifications
CLICK HERE  
NOTE:
THIS MATERIAL HAS BEEN
SPECIFICALLY
PREPARED BY THE
VCAA AS A GUIDE FOR VCE VISUAL
COMMUNICATION AND DESIGN
STUDENTS IN VICTORIA
There may be some differences in
New Zealand

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WHAT IS ECO-DESIGN?
Developed by the Centre for
Design at RMIT University, WSP
Environmental and leading
industry experts, What is Eco-
design? provides designers with
relevant, practical information and
quick reference guides.
DESIGN
CLICK HERE

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DESIGN BRIEFS
YCN is a UK organisation existing
to stimulate and showcase
emerging  creative talent in design
and communication.
DESIGN
ACTIVITIES
CLICK HERE  


MAY 's NEW PAGES

LOGOS - 2009 TRENDS
What trends have been identified
this year?
LOGOS
CLICK HERE  
with links to 2006, 2007 and 2008
TRENDS

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LINE ART+PHOTO
Sometimes it is appropriate to use
a line drawing (line art), and
sometimes it is more appropriate
to use a photo/realistic image
ACTIVITIES    
CLICK HERE  

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ANOTHER CASE STUDY
Design Victoria
PACKAGING
Since its launch, hiPP.com.au has
developed a strong reputation for
its distinctive designs of paper and
cardboard products including gift
boxes, gift bags, journals and
photo albums, invitations, thank
you cards and other social
stationery, which appeal to the
premium end of the market
CLICK HERE   
EXTERNAL WEBSITE
includes PDF Document
2.60 MB

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agIdeas 2009
international design week    
melbourne    
4 to 7 may
CLICK HERE  
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

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Thank you for your continuing support of the VISUAL COMMUNICATION COMMUNITY's website
Created and managed by
EDUCATION GRAPHICS
.
THE BEST OF 2009
DECEMBER'S NEW PAGES
NUFFIELD FOUNDATION
DESIGN BRIEFS
Here are some from the UK's
Nuffield Foundation - for Graphic
Design and Product Design    

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2009 LOGO TRENDS
The 15 trends that follow are not
instructions, rules or indeed any
finite accounting of all of the logo
trends currently in motion. They
should serve as traction in moving
you forward in identity design.
EXTERNAL WEBSITE  

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NEW BOOK
INFORMATION SENT TO MEMBERS
IN PREVIOUS EMAIL
100 Ways:
A Guide to Visual Communication
& Design
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

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STUDENT WORK
PERSPECTIVE
One of our members, Jon, has
emailed some perspective
drawings done by his Year 11
students, including a drop-plan
perspective
Thanks Jon

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NOVEMBER'S NEW PAGES
2009 TEST QUESTIONS

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DESIGN A TROPHY
ACTIVITY

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LAW WEEK POSTER
LAW WEEK SCHOOL POSTER
COMPETITION
2010
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

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DESIGN VICTORIA
WHY DESIGN?

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DESIGN VICTORIA
CASE STUDIES

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OCTOBER'S NEW PAGES
2009 TEST QUESTIONS

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TABLE TENTS
and PLACEMATS
Table tents are an important
information and promotional
product
ACTIVITIES

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Massachusetts Institute of
Technology
TOY PRODUCT DESIGN
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

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UPDATED
YCN DESIGN BRIEFS
See some SOLUTIONS

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PACKAGING AWARDS
PACKAGING COUNCIL OF
AUSTRALIA
See 2009 awards

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SEPTEMBER'S NEW PAGES
2009 TEST QUESTIONS
Use these questions for exam
practice and to test the
understanding and skills of your
students

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JUMPOLA
The BIG list of Graphic Design
resources

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF GRAPHIC
COMMUNICATION
 
From 35000BC
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN  
Exhibition at Federation Square
NGV
Draw the Line: the Architecture of
LAB
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

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DESIGNING TYPE
Kris Sowersby started the Klim
Type Foundry in 2005, currently
based in Wellington, New Zealand.
Have a look at his sketchbooks

DESIGN YOUR OWN TYPEFACE  

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PACKAGING AWARDS
PACKAGING COUNCIL OF
AUSTRALIA
2008 results

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UPDATED
SIGNAGE
PREVIOUS
'NEW PAGES'
CLICK HERE
Viewing strongly
recommended
FROM 2004 - 2007
THE BEST OF 2009
APRIL'S NEW PAGES

EVOLUTION OF LOGOS
How have some of the well known
LOGOS evolved?
APPLE, BMW, FORD, IBM, KODAK,
MERCEDES-BENZ, NOKIA, PEPSI,
SHELL, VOLKSWAGEN
CLICK HERE  

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HOUSING IN NEW ZEALAND
- A PICTORIAL SURVEY
From several issues of 'DESIGN
REVIEW' (1949-1950) made
available by the NEW ZEALAND
ELECTRONIC TEXT CENTRE
CLICK HERE  

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TOY CAR
ACTIVITIES
RENDERING
PACKAGING
DESIGNING
CLICK HERE   

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COLOUR - SHOES
Gillian has found an external
website
CLICK HERE    NGfL Cymru
that is a 'WORK IN PROGRESS' but
already has some useful
information that can be
downloaded as Powerpoint
Presentations. The most relevant
at the moment seems to be on
SHOES, although it is more about
the theory of
COLOUR.
You can only see the information
if you download it, and it is 6.6 MB
(which is only an issue for those
still with 'dialup')
CLICK HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT
SHOES CAN BE FOUND ON THIS
eDesignEd WEBSITE
CLICK HERE

AND ABOUT COLOUR
CLICK HERE


MARCH 'S NEW PAGES

FACE   
INTRO
FACE:
PROPORTIONS  
FACE:
LINE  
FACE:
TONE
CARICATURE  
ACTIVITIES
CLICK HERE

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BRAND IMAGE DESIGN
from DESIGN VICTORIA
The decision was taken early to
focus on a strong
BRAND IMAGE
for Clay Fine Food & Health
CLICK HERE  
EXTERNAL WEBSITE


FEBRUARY 'S NEW PAGES

WHEELIE BIN
IMAGES - 2D   including
RECYCLING
LOGOS
IMAGES - 3D  
VEHICLES
ACTIVITIES
CLICK HERE  

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UPDATED
FLYERS / BROCHURES
CLICK HERE  


JANUARY 'S NEW PAGES

FUTURE PHONES
See the winners of LG Japan's first
Mobile Design Contest, 2008.
Then look at Nokia's Dream
Phones.
EXAMPLES
ACTIVITY
CLICK HERE

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UPDATE:
VIEWPOINT
An earlier web page has been
updated and expanded
VIEWPOINT: A position from which
something is observed . But it can
be a bit more than that - a
viewpoint is a place/position from
which you can get a good view of
something. To do this, you have
to know where to be for a good
viewpoint.
BIRD'S EYE VIEW  
BIRD'S EYE VIEW-HISTORY
WORM'S EYE VIEW  
ISOMETRIC EXAMPLES
OTHER EXAMPLES   
WHAT TO CONSIDER
EXAMPLES
ACTIVITY
CLICK HERE

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QUICK ACTIVITY:
RETOUCHING
RETOUCHING is the process of
correcting, improving or altering
artwork, particularly photographs
EXAMPLES
ACTIVITY
CLICK HERE

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Communication Arts
article on
NEW ZEALAND DESIGNERS
by Robert L.Peters
Canadian-based former president
of the International Council of
Graphic Design Associations
(Icograda), Robert L Peters visited
New Zealand in November 2007 as
an external moderator for
Wanganui School of Design. He
spent a week touring New Zealand
design studios as a guest of the
Designers Institute of New
Zealand, with Design Talks in
Auckland and Wellington.
Download the full article as a PDF
CLICK HERE
942 KB
MANY EXAMPLES OF
GOOD DESIGN

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AUGUST'S NEW PAGES

2008 EXAM REPORT
The Chief Assessor's Report of the
2008 VCE Visual Communication
and Design Exam is now available
on the VCAA website
FOR A SUMMARY ON THIS WEBSITE
CLICK HERE   

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2009 TEST QUESTIONS
Use these questions for exam
practice and to test the
understanding and skills of your
students
At the moment there are
Questions 2, 3 and most of
Question 6
CLICK HERE  

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NEW
CITY OF MELBOURNE LOGO
When Melbourne's new  logo was
announced last week JULY 2009,
critics lined up to declare the
futuristic M design more  mundane
than magnificent
CLICK HERE   

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NEW
ANZ LOGO
ANZ says the three petals of its
new “lotus� logo signify
Australia, New Zealand and Asia
Pacific.
CLICK HERE     

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN  
Exhibition at Federation Square
NGV
Draw the Line: the Architecture of
LAB
presents the process of
architectural design through the
material of the Federation Square
NGV archive together with LAB’s
subsequent projects. It explains
how architects think about their
designs and how concepts and
processes become realised as
architecture. The exhibitionl
consists of
conceptual material,
working drawings and models
.
CLICK HERE  
EXTERNAL WEBSITE