BENCH Finds No. 2

A short & sweet collection of things from around the interwebz that have inspired/stoked/shocked/wowed us. Bespoke typography for Asics Tiger Typography guns Kontrapunkt have joined forces with Bruce Mau Design in Toronto to expand the Asics’ iconic five-letter logotype into a complete font. The bespoke typeface is a beautifully expressive geometric sans serif designed to work in larger scale on the …

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CreativeMornings Sydney

‘The Trojan Horse of Fun’ with Jess Miller at CreativeMornings Sydney

Last week the Bench team went along to Work-Shop in Redfern to kick off our Friday morning in an inspiring way, by attending the July session of CreativeMornings Sydney. First established in NYC in 2008, CreativeMornings has grown to have chapters in 173 cities worldwide. Members of each chapter come together one Friday a month …

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Back to the 80s

There’s no doubt about, whether you’re excited about the return of Stranger Things or embracing Nintendo nostalgia – the 80s are back. Trends often repeat and the decade known for crazy patterns and vibrant colours has made a return. For a child of the 80s it’s kind of bizarre to realise I’m officially retro. For …

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Squarespace Review: Pros & Cons

Squarespace is a website builder that has been around for a few years now. It allows for non-coders to build a website using pre-designed templates, that can be customised to suit the needs of the user. Unlike other online website builders, the templates are pretty impressive to begin with, and with a bit of tweaking …

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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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