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WORK IN PROGRESS
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WORK IN PROGRESS
FINDING INFO
One of the main things I am always doing is to select the best information I can
find for you and your students - and I have the time to do it. For any particular topic,
that often means sifting through many, many websites to find the best - and then
to find the best 1-2 pages within each website. There are some websites that
provide a lot of links to other websites that have already been selected because
they are good and have already been categorised. The following website,
'ALLTOP', is an excellent example that I use, and you may like to use it as well.      

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HOW DO YOU START THE CREATIVE JUICES?
David LaFerriere starts his creative juices before work by doing drawings on the
lunch bags of his children. David started making these decorative lunch bags
back in May 2008. It all came about one morning in an attempt to do something
special for his boys.

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BIKE - HOW TO CARRY THINGS
Ben Wilson came up with the Donky Bike after noticing that mountain bikes
were being used on city streets

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PROFILE PORTRAITS
Mike Mitchell’s portraits are definitely a departure from the bulk of what he
has been doing.  
CLICK HERE and  HERE   The itch to do something a little more
ambitious and work-intensive was starting to build.

"For this portrait series, I wanted to keep the personalities there, at least how they
exist in my own mind. Then apply that to a traditional portrait, something that most
of these characters wouldn’t be doing. There’s an ironic sense about them that I
like, but I also just really love these dudes for who they are, and I didn’t want to
take too much of that away. When I watch a movie and really connect with a
character, I often feel a strong urge to draw/paint that person."

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FROM NEW ZEALAND
TOP SCHOLAR GRAPHICS 2011
If you haven't seen this yet, it is well worth a look - particularly the PDF Documents
at the bottom of the page

Samuel Blok from Waiheke College took the 2011 Top Scholar in Graphics with a
three-part project that included
- a transformable apartment design
- a matching piece of furniture
- a visual presentation

Teacher comment
"This really is outstanding work. Samuel used a wide combination of tools
throughout the project including traditional hand drawing and illustration
techniques and Photoshop, Google SketchUp and V-Ray to a very high standard.
The environments he created for the final solution looked very realistic," teacher
Linda McKelvie says. "Sam was overwhelmed to get the top mark because he
always thought students who achieved at that level were just gifted, but he now
realises that it also takes a lot of hard work!"

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If you have a (NZ) technology student of any age who has displayed excellence in a recent
project Technology Online is interested in hearing about it
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VCE EXAM
2012 ASSESSMENT REPORT

The 2012 Visual Communication and Design examination was completed by
5984 students.
It was the last examination paper for the previous study design
and this point should be taken into consideration when reading the report in
preparation for future examinations
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COMMENT: This is a very well presented report - explanations and examples. I
hope the future reports are at least as good as this.  
David

CLICK HERE    PDF DOCUMENT                VCAA WEBSITE  


2012 EXAM
CLICK HERE    PDF DOCUMENT                VCAA WEBSITE


***** ABOUT THE 2013 EXAM *****
Specifications and sample paper
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BRINGING IDEAS TO LIFE  
I HOPE YOU CAN SPARE 17 MINUTES TO WATCH THIS VIDEO
Rilla Alexander defines the classic creative struggle and how she deals with it.
The most insightful information she shares is when she reminds people that the
things they think will take a day actually take a week and without starting
somewhere there can be no end.

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Rilla Alexander is an Australian-born Berlin-based designer and illustrator
MORE INFORMATION


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ALL VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN INFO
ON VCAA WEBSITE
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2012 VCE
EXAM
- PDF Document -
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VCAA - EXTERNAL WEBSITE

CHIEF ASSESSOR'S
REPORT
AVAILABLE
Thank you for your continuing support of the VISUAL COMMUNICATION COMMUNITY's website
BACK
APRIL 2013
NEW PAGES
THE BEST OF
2012
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LAST
MONTH
APRIL 2013
THE BEST OF
2011
CLICK HERE
LOGIN TIME EXPIRES AFTER
180 MINUTES OF INACTIVITY
REVISED
VISUAL
COMMUNICATION
DESIGN
VCE STUDY DESIGN
AVAILABLE
ONLINE (VCAA)
STARTS 2013
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EXTERNAL WEBSITE
2011 VCE
SCHOOL-ASSSSED
TASK REPORT
available
- PDF Document -
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EXTERNAL WEBSITE
SELECTIONS FROM
THE ARCHIVES

I have added links here to some of
the better oldies
Some links on some web pages may
unfortunately be dead

DECEMBER NEW PAGES
From DECEMBER 2007
STIPPLING
CLICK HERE

OCTOBER NEW PAGES
From NOVEMBER 2010
BERRI ADVERTISING
CAMPAIGN
CLICK HERE


SEPTEMBER NEW PAGES
From APRIL 2008
ACTIVITY
DESIGN A SET OF
COASTERS
CLICK HERE

From FEBRUARY 2008
ILLUSTRATORS AUSTRALIA
CLICK HERE

From JANUARY 2009
VIEWPOINT
CLICK HERE
M A Y  2013
UPDATED 12 MAY 2013  
THE BEST OF
2010
CLICK HERE
PLEASE
EMAIL ME
NOW
WITH SUGGESTIONS
FOR OTHER
INFORMATION YOU
WOULD LIKE TO SEE
ON THIS WEBSITE

David
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CURRENT NEW PAGES
THIS MONTH
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MAINLY PACKAGING      

PACKAGING DESIGN ARCHIVE
AN OBSERVATORY WHICH FINDS,
CATALOGUES AND SHARES WITH
YOU THE BEST EXAMPLES OF
INNOVATIVE PACKAGING PROJECTS
A tool for research and teaching
activities, project development and
business, for the monitoring of
innovation in packaging design
CLICK HERE    EXTERNAL WEBSITE
includes
USE OF TYPOGRAPHY
FOOD
JAR AND POT  
SPECIAL PACKAGING
USE OF ILLUSTRATION
YO-PLAY BLOX
The empty pots fit together in different
ways to create various 3D shapes and
figures

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PACKAGING OF THE WORLD
Packaging of the World is one of the
most prominent packaging design
websites showcasing the most interesting
and creative packaging work worldwide.
It's audience includes packaging
designers, graphic designers, advertising
agencies, students and manufacturers.
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includes
FASHION
STUDENT WORK
AUSTRALIA     NEW ZEALAND

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THE DIELINE
Its purpose is to define and promote the
world's best packaging design, and
provide a place where the package
design community can review, critique
and stay informed of the latest industry
trends and design projects being created
in the field.
The Dieline has become the
most visited website on package design
in the world.
CLICK HERE        EXTERNAL WEBSITE
includes
WINNERS OF THE DIELINE AWARDS
2012  
INSIDE THE STUDIO  
VINTAGE PACKAGING
includes VINTAGE CEREAL
COLLECTION
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PACKAGING NETS
1
A NET is a two-dimensional (2-D) shape,
which when scored, folded and glued
together, makes a three-dimensional
(3-D) package, box or carton
INFO PREPARED FOR GCSC IN UK
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In industry the nets are stamped out and
deformed by a die-cutting machine,
much like the cutter used to make ginger
bread man biscuit shapes
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TEMPLATES on 'Google'
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Excellent TEMPLATES
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MERCEDES BENZ
LEFT AND RIGHT BRAIN
POSTERS
PAINT, MUSIC, PASSION
Their print campaign draws on
emotional ties between the left
and right brain. The beautiful
illustrated spreads show
creativity, free spirit and passion of
the right brain vs. the
familiar, accurate and linear. The
campaign is beautiful,
articulate and creative. The copy is
carefully crafted and works
with each illustration.
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ALSO
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