As part of Idealog’s Design Month, several wise souls from across the industry (and beyond) shared some insights on their favourite design-related things. In this section, we chat to ad-man-turned-artist Josh Lancaster, who finds himself straddling two different worlds as he answers the questions.
For Idealog’s technology issue, we wanted to find a way to use contemporary technological processes to create a cover that embodied the kinds of technologies that would be covered within its pages. Could we code a cover? Automate the design with an algorithm? Get readers to download an app and make it come to life? Could we make it a hologram?
Idealog chats to James Hurman on a book he wrote called ‘The Boy and the Lemon’, illustrated by Juliet Burton, which he says is an attempt to teach kids to be lucky. Hurman’s about to launch a Kickstarter this week, hoping for a bit of luck himself so he can fund its production.
Tauranga-based agency Woods Creative has collaborated with the University of the South Pacific and designed what is believed to be the first detailed book on the Cook Islands’ rich traditions, art and architecture written from a local perspective. Here’s a look at some of the creative.
After their Ponsonby lease expired, the architectural team at Studio 106 decided to make a change and relocated the business to Okahu Bay. And with the benefit of being able to take a lunchtime dip, they haven’t considered making the move back to the big smoke.
It would be fair to that the Kiwi brand is somewhat synonymous with the colour black (or shade if you want to be pedantic). Not only do Kiwis have a penchant for donning black clothing (and other dark hues), with several online articles devoted to the fact, our national sports teams also rock it. The announcement of the finalists of this year’s Best Design Awards revealed a familiar thread – Kiwi graphic designers who work magic with the beloved hue.
Book snobs, cover your ears. Booktrack, the platform that provides intelligent synced audio content to e-books has just secured another NZ$7.5M in funding. And the education market is where much of the potential looks to be.
Tourism New Zealand has 100% Pure. Wellington has its Absolutely Positively. What’s Auckland’s story? ATEED’s Vivien Bridgwater is tasked with opening the book.
Dunedin-based biotech company Pacific Edge is this year’s supreme winner of the New Zealand Innovators Awards thanks to its novel cancer detection test Cxbladder. The awards also honoured several individuals and companies, including Fonterra for its Alternative Make Cheese process used to produce premium Mozzarella on a commercial scale; StretchSense, which has created a sensor for measuring human body deformation and movement; and 14-year-old Ayla Hutchinson, who developed Kindling Cracker – a device used for making wood kindling.
The world’s first cardiovascular exercise bike, an aerial robot, a method of controlling insects with sex, a novel bladder cancer detection test and a cardboard pet casket range are among the finalists of this year’s New Zealand Innovators Awards, the annual awards that celebrate the best of Kiwi innovation.
It’s the time of year when you get to have a say in who should take home an award at the NZ Innovators Awards. Before we announce the finalists in the different categories, we are opening up nominations for the People’s Choice Award, the award that is all about who you – the people! – think should be recognised.