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PHOTOGRAPHY IN VCE

What the VCE REVISED STUDY DESIGN says about
PHOTOGRAPHY in VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN      

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FEATURE
PHOTO MANIPULATION PLUS MORE
12 page PDF Document about photo manipulation and Product Design
photography with examples

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ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
WORTH LOOKING AT FOR PRESENTATION OF IDEAS
FLINDERS STREET STATION DESIGN
COMPETITION
The Flinders Street Station Design Competition seeks the best ideas from
around the world to re-energise the station and its surrounds, while maintaining
its beloved heritage features.

The People’s Choice Award provides the public with an opportunity to give  
feedback on the six shortlisted designs.

WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED
See other entries as well
CLICK HERE      
EXTERNAL WEBSITE

Herald-Sun article about winner and reactions
CLICK HERE  



ARTICLE IN CRIKEY
Will Flinders St Station be the next Guggenheim?
Some of the firms that didn’t make the short-list have elected to display their
disregarded entries anyway.
CLICK HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITE


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45 BRILLIANT PINTEREST BOARDS
Pinterest is a brilliant place to get visual and creative inspiration - but where do
you start? Here is a selection of the best
Pinterest boards covering a range of
design topics.

Being entirely image-focused and an enormously popular site, there's an awful lot
to wade through. These boards have been selected and grouped under
graphic
design, logos, packaging, typography, branding and print design
to make it
easier.

CLICK HERE      
EXTERNAL WEBSITE     


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RED DOT DESIGN AWARD

The international “red dot design award” is the largest and most renowned
design competition in the world

PRODUCT DESIGN
The Product Design competition has existed since 1955. Its award, the Red Dot,
is an internationally recognised quality seal. The best products receive the Red
Dot: Best of the Best award.
CLICK HERE
EXTERNAL WEBSITE  

COMMUNICATION DESIGN
The highest award in the Communication Design competition is the “Red Dot:
Grand Prix” for the best work in a category
CLICK HERE  
EXTERNAL WEBSITE  


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***** ABOUT THE 2013 EXAM *****
Specifications and sample paper
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ALL VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN INFO
ON VCAA WEBSITE
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CURRENT NEW PAGES
LOGOS: FACES

How simply can you show a face and
still retain enough information for
the person to be recognisable?

The following examples explore the
degrees of simplicity reached by
artists, illustrators and designers in
their attempts.

ACTIVITY

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CIRCLE FACES
IDEAS FOR ACTIVITY
Circles can be faces + other examples
using circles       
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COPYRIGHT ISSUE
PLANE PLAGIARISM
Finnish airline Finnair will change the
livery on one of its airliners after
discovering the design on the plane had
been plagiarised
CLICK HERE       PDF DOCUMENT

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COLOUR PRINTING  
1, 2, 3 and 4 COLOURS and SPOT
COLOUR
Four coloured inks are used to recreate
all the colours you see on a printed
page. But there are times when only one
or two colours are used.

What is
SPOT COLOUR? Plus
information about
PANTONE and STYLE
GUIDES
CLICK HERE      PDF DOCUMENT   

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Ken CATO
JUNE 2013
Ken Cato, Founder and global head of
brand company Cato Partners, has been
recognised as an Officer of the Order of
Australia (AO) for services to the graphic
design profession as a practitioner, and
through education and development
roles both nationally and internationally.

If you can picture in your mind's eye the
corporate trade-marks for Common­
wealth Bank, Seven Network, biscuit
company Arnott's, or Coles supermarkets,
then Ken Cato has done his job.

One of Ken Cato’s passions is the Design
Foundation, which he established two
decades ago as a not-for-profit
organisation.  The Design Foundation is
dedicated to encouraging excellence in
design by supporting, promoting and
enhancing the professional development
of young designers. Since 1991, the
Design Foundation has organised and
presented
agIdeas International Design
Week, which has grown to become one
of the largest and most prestigious
creative events in the world.
MORE INFORMATION

COMMONWEALTH BANK LOGO  

THE WORK OF CATO PARTNERS  


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TOP 10 AUSTRALIAN LOGOS OF
ALL TIME
 
In 2012, Marketing, in collaboration with
sister publication
desktop magazine,
announced their Top 10 Australian logos
of all time. They offer a fascinating
insight into the history, trials and trivia of
some of Australia’s favourite (and
sometimes controversial) brands and their
logos.

CLICK HERE     EXTERNAL WEBSITE

FOR MORE COMPREHENSIVE
INFORMATION
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THE BEST NEW ZEALAND LOGOS
It looks like the top favourites are Air NZ,
Huffer, NZ Music Month, the
1974 Commonwealth Games, and the
Foursquare man

CLICK HERE     EXTERNAL WEBSITE

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PRODUCT DESIGN
Links to websites showing various aspects
of PRODUCT DESIGN

PRODUCT SKETCHES  

DESIGN DRAWING  
When you enter a design studio you will
find out that drawing by hand is an
integral part of the decision-making
process, used in the early stages of
design, in brainstorm sessions, in the
phase of researching and exploring
concepts, and in presentation. Drawing
has proved to be a versatile and powerful
tool for exploring and for communicating.

DESIGN SKETCHES
Designers use sketches throughout the
design process. In the different stages in
the design process the sketches are
different. Sketches change in shape and
content during the design process, and
sketches have different purposes.

VCE - TOP DESIGNS 2012
NOTE: This was the last year of the 'old'
Study Design
Design Process - more than Product
Design
PDF DOCUMENT

Pinterest - VISUALS OF LOTS OF
PRODUCTS

PRESENTATION BOARD LAYOUT TIPS  
One of the most crucial parts of the
design process is the presentation and
the selling of your concept. You have
worked on your design process for weeks
now and your presentation is where you
get to showcase the best aspects/features
of your design.

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ORTHO / ISOMETRIC
ACTIVITIES
The following pages in this PDF
DOCUMENT contain information and
exercises about
ORTHOGONAL / ORTHOGRAPHIC
DRAWING  
and
ISOMETRIC DRAWING
They can be used for:
Exercises in class
- if appropriate, maybe as quick 10
minute exercises at the beginning of a
lesson

Test questions

Homework

Consolidation of learning /
Advanced students /
Early-finishers of another activity

Teaching aids

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