RGB vs. CMYK. Huh?

We thought we’d take it way back to early first-year-graphic-design-student-101 days and discuss the tricky differences between RGB and CMYK colour profiles. If you’ve dealt with graphic designers before, we’re sure you’ve heard of these two acronyms at least once. Colour systems may seem straight forward – red is red and blue is blue, right? Superficially, …

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BENCH Finds No.1

A short & sweet collection of things from around the interwebz that have inspired/stoked/shocked/wowed us.   Printed Pages SS17 Painfully cool design-art-culture blog It’s Nice That have released their annual printed publication Printed Pages — 40 pages of inspiring work and engaging articles that feature creatives from around the world. Providing an essential overview of the …

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Truthful Consumerism – 5 Truths, 5 Opportunities For Your Brand

Quite simply absolutely yes! The future is still positive impact. With a society moving so fast, and everyone wanting more, faster, cheaper, bigger, bolder, better. The truth is the long term trend is on the side of brands who adhere to positive impact, those most relevant that brand and their direct impact on the planet, …

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The Irreplaceable Accountant Branding Identity

The initial brief sounded fairly straightforward, to design and develop a branding identity for a successful business accountant, looking to start a new brand that was to take a fresh, innovative, expansive approach to business accounting. Though as we collected our creative minds and started work on the brief, we quickly experienced a rollercoaster of …

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AFL Women: Squad Goals

With the inaugural AFL Women’s (AFLW) Grand Final taking place last weekend, we thought it would be a great time to take a look at the successful branding strategy that has helped the league become a turning point for women’s sport in Australia. The strong public following and respect it has gained is no doubt …

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Movie Review: Whiteley

Last week our Art Director, Mon, attended the pre-screening of Whiteley the film at the Dendy Newtown as part of Art Month Sydney. Whiteley is a documentary based on the artist’s life using never before seen footage along with interviews with his contemporaries, photos from his early life. A few of Mon’s recounts of the documentary …

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Quality beans, forklifts and real estate websites

Exhibition Review: Nigel Sense Last Thursday the Bench crew gathered together and attended local Inner West artist (and good friend) Nigel Sense’s opening to his solo show titled ‘Art is Lettuce’ at Flinders Street Gallery. Sense works in a neo pop manner, and like the pop artists of the 1960’s he has turned his influence …

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Our favourite Illustrators

At Bench, we enjoy all things creative; fine arts, poetry, illustration, hand lettering, street art, music – the list goes on. Graphic design is a very small facet of what we’re into creatively. In refinement of the previously mentioned, we’ve complied a list of our favourite Illustrators who inspire us. In no particular order whatsoever. …

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10 Cities Beautifully Rebranded by Design Students

On the scale of design projects, branding an entire city pretty much takes the cake for the largest and most intimidating in nature. But also the potential for the most creative, comprehensive and embracing type of project. Thinking of it's culture and people, its strengths and achievements, landmarks and environments, how do you even begin [...]…

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